Thursday, December 30, 2010

Grégory from France

"Foreigners coming to Japan, I will be honest with you.
You are going to move to Japan and you are amazingly excited. YOU'RE RIGHT!
Of course, you should first read a bit about "culture shock" and watch "Lost in translation" again but
Japan is an unbelievable country and if you're ready to play the game, discover the culture and learn the language a little,
this will makes it a very rich human experience in your life.

Foreigners coming to Japan, I will be honest with you.
Finding an apartment, by yourself, in Japan is (to me) impossible. The language and how the system functions are 2 huge unknowns for you as you won't be able to understand a lot of things, but also for any landlord
as it will be hard for them to trust you.

However, take a deep breath as there is a solution: Don't think you're smarter, don't think you will be able to find the best deal by yourself. Don't put all that responsability on you.
Just contact Harada-san, here at Hikari Home...and your worries are over, I mean a part of it ;-)
His english is perfect. He is both a very kind family man but also a very professional real estate agent. He's completely devoted to his work. He is honest.
He answers very fast to any request and he took care of everything for me in this apartment hunt.

Conclusion: if you need an apartment, you now know what to do: Harada-san! But if during this process or adaptation to your new life, you still feel tired, stressed, weird or if you need help with your health, you can visit my new beautiful osteopathy clinic at

Foreigners coming to japan...WELCOME!"

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Giulio from Australia

"I am very grateful to Kaz of Hikari Homes for the hard work he put into helping me find a new place in Tokyo. He was professional, patient, and very knowledgable about real estate in Tokyo. His thoroughness and attention to detail gave me confidence and peace of mind, and his relaxed and friendly personality made the whole experience much more pleasant than I had expected. I am extremely happy with the service he provided and would recommend him without hesitation!"

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Philipp from Swiss

The appartement hunt was getting frustrating: week after week meeting with agencies, searching the web, filling out complicated forms and looking at appartement that were ok, but never just right. Then finally we met Kaz. A quick phone call and a meeting at his office and he already understood our preferences. An appartement hunt later, we choose the appartement and after a couple of weeks we moved. Kaz was extremely pro-active and helpful during the whole process. Kaz speaks not only very good English, but also takes the time to explain the particularities of the Japanese renting system (or did you know that the fire insurance includes a stalker insurance?). I can highly recommend Kaz for foreigners and Japanese appartement hunters alike.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Bram from Swiss

"Finding an apartment in japan can be a really hard experience for a foreigner, especially if you don't speak the language. Thanks to Kaz and his professional work I found an apartment in Tokyo. Even if take time to look for the perfect place, Kaz has great patience and will try to work as hard as he can to be at your service. It was really appreciate. You don't have to worry Kaz handle everything for you so what more can I say? The service is just perfect as japan service is."