Sunday, December 4, 2016

Raf from Porland

Highly professional and extremely effective service. It took about a week from my first call with Kaz to find a pretty great place to live.
Definitely coming back for more in the future.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Tara from US

"For the second time in a year, Kaz came through and found me a wonderful apartment that I now call home. I cannot thank him enough for his level of professionalism, great work ethic, and willingness to listen to my preferences. I will continue to recommend Kaz and his rental agency to those that need a bit of help finding a suitable residence. Thank you, Kaz!"

Monday, November 14, 2016

Ivan from Nagoya

"Moving from place to place in Japan is a costly and time consuming activity. Kaz helped me out with my transition 
from Nagoya to Tokyo in the most efficient and stress-free manner. He managed to find suitable apartments  
according to my preferences and in the spam of one day I checked them all and made my decision. 
He even negotiated earlier move-in day to fit with my tight schedule and dealt with all the bureaucratic procedures in no time.
Thank you, Kaz for helping me move in to Tokyo!"

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Grace and Jonathan from US

Right from the start, Kaz was responsive to our inquiries via email. He prepared apartments for us to view; and also brought us to others to give a different perspective we needed to make our final choice. He is patient, and listens to your needs and wants.
He gave us a painless experience finding our new home in Tokyo!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Sam from Osaka

Mr Harada was great in helping my find a suitable apartment in a short space of time. He made sure to choose a list of apartments that fitted with my preference, and helped secure the apartment I wanted with the minimum of fuss. The whole process went very smoothly and Mr Harada was very responsive and accommodating throughout. Thanks a lot, it was a big help!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Capella from America

"Kaz was knowledgable, helpful, and patient in my search for an apartment. He is extremely responsive communicative and always makes himself available for questions. He made sure to find out my preferences ahead of time, and explained the process in great detail. Plus, when I had a last minute change of heart, he squeezed me into his schedule the next morning to show me more apartments. Kaz went above and beyond and helped me find an incredible place. He is not only a great realtor, but also a great cultural guide, helping me navigate the ins and outs of living in Tokyo. Thank you Kaz!"

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Athena from Australiia

Kaz was an amazing support in our apartment search and helped us find the right apartment for us. We saw a number of agents in our search, and Kaz was definitely the best one! His approach was the most efficient and comprehensive, and gave us a great sense of ownership over the apartment hunting process which can be daunting for non-Japanese speakers. Definitely see Kaz if you are searching for an apartment in Tokyo. We highly and unequivocally recommend Kaz to you!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Edward from America

Being new in Japan my wife and I were nervous and anxious to get a good apartment that is conveniently located near my work place and my son's school. Mr. Harada helped us to find our apartment very quickly with no hassle and he has been tremendously helpful even until now when we have questions about our apartment. We highly recommend him.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Ed from America

"I really appreciate the time, effort and assistance Mr. Kaz Harada provided locating an apartment in Tokyo.  Kaz-san worked tirelessly showing me multiple apartments until we found one that met my demanding requirements.  I would recommend him to anyone looking to relocate to Tokyo."

Friday, October 7, 2016

DK from America

When I came to Japan, I wanted to find an apartment ASAP and I couldn't have done it without Kaz. He was extremely helpful throughout the whole process, from giving me tips about different neighborhoods to helping me over the phone to get the lights to turn on once I moved in (the circuit breaker was off). Kaz made finding an apartment I love an easy and fun process. I highly recommend him!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

David from Czech Republic

Find an apartment for foreigner in Tokyo is not easy, but thanks Kaz Harada  we did it.

Thank you very much Kaz.


Lea from 】New Zealand

Kaz Harada has offered his kind support and knowledge of my local area as I have again looked for (and found) a new apartment in Tokyo to suit my needs. He  contacted me to find out what I needed and then showed me 5 apartments that matched my requirements. We used taxis for those that were not close by to walk to.  He was happy to arrange second viewings (after regular work hours) of the one I was interested to see again. He could even provide a tape measure when I needed to know measurements of rooms for my furniture.

Kaz was easy to contact by email and his communication was always very professional yet friendly.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sean and Yuko

Have used the services of this company 3 times. Very satisfied each time. Unfortunately, dealing with Japanese landlords and real estate companies can be a headache for non-Japanese prospective tenants. Hikari Home will help you find an apartment and then handle negotiation with the owner for a reasonable rate. Well worth it to avoid the headache.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Jonathan and Christina from USA

Dear Kaz--we cannot thank you enough for your kindness and help. We know that we came to you in a rush and had a unique set of requirements (foremost our large family!). You not only found us our ideal location, but you gave us multiple options and ultimately helped us to create the perfect place and perfect lease. We are happy to be a reference for you into the future and can wholeheartedly give you are recommendation!

Thank you again,

The Siegels

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Blessy from India

"Moving to any country can be a big task let alone finding an apartment to live in. However, my move to Tokyo was such a smooth transition, thanks To Mr. Kaz Harada. He is very reliable and helped me find a great apartment as per my requests. He took all of my requests into consideration and found me the best apartment just like I asked for. He got in touch with me via e-mail even before I left my home country and asked for my preferences. Once I reached my new destination, he took me to see the apartments and furnished me with all the details including the rent and details about the place. I highly recomment Mr. Harada of Hikari Homes if you're ever on the hunt for finding a nice apartment in Tokyo"

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Jan from Paris, France

"Not speaking fluently Japanese, it is very difficult to navigate through the Tokyo real estate market. Harada-san provided me with an invaluable help identifying potential properties, arranging for visits and ensuring all related administrative procedures. Thanks to Harada-san, I was able to quickly settle in my new apartment."

Monday, September 5, 2016

Angelo and Amanda from Australia

To put it simply, Mr. Harada’s efforts in finding us a suitable home both quickly and efficiently, allowed us to enjoy a relaxing and pleasurable entry into Japan.  Not only did he know exactly what type of property we were looking for, saving a lot of time, but also managed to exceed our expectations.  Unlike previous experiences with agents, he actually listened and took note of our particular requirements.  For example, we mentioned our love of cooking and the importance of a good kitchen.  Mr Harada made sure all the important things we required, for our daily living, were meet.


The house he found for us is simply delightful.

His service both before, and more importantly, after we moved in was first class.  Would recommend him highly to colleagues and friends.


Monday, August 29, 2016

Jörg from Germany

Finding an apartment in Tokyo started off as a frustrating experience for me. That changed completely after finding Kaz. He was fun to work with, fast to find places and patient when my requirements changed. All the details I could not have managed on my own, he took care of. Thanks so much, Kaz!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Vidya from Indonesia

Efficient, no hassle, skip all the unnecessary part/focus on the important. The moment we met Kaz of Hikari Home, we knew that he is the one to trust in finding our new place. Highly recommended :)

Chris from Germany

Helpful, fast and always responsive. Kaz and Hikari made our apartment searching journey an enjoyable trip, taking away any headaches and making it as easy as possible to find a suitable place.

Martin from Czech Republic

Relocation to Japan can be complicated; however, the assistance of Kaz Harada of Hikari Home helps greatly in all real estate tasks. The cooperation is fast and effective with Kaz smoothing all the potential issues. Overall the experience is great and I can recommend Kaz / Hikari Home to any foreigner moving in to Tokyo.

Riley from USA

"I was lucky to find Harada-san while searching online for apartments in Tokyo from the U.S. He was extremely helpful throughout the process and really took the time to understand my family's needs. As my Japanese is not strong it was also very important to have an agent with whom I could easily communicate and his English is excellent. He found us a great new apartment and has continued to work with us to make sure everything with our move goes smoothly. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a new home."

Monday, August 15, 2016

Brenda from USA

Mr. Kaz Harada served as my housing agent when I moved to Tokyo from Minnesota,US in August 2016.  He gathered information well before my arrival (in May 2016) and sent photos of possible apartment homes for me to peruse based on my answers to the questionnaire I answerred.  He was pleasant and respectful of my wishes and continued to answer questions I emailed regarding our home well after we had signed papers.  We have moved in and enjoying our Tokyo home now.

Kimberley from New Zealand

Kaz was a pleasure to work with from day one. He is organised, efficient and extremely knowedgeable. He enabled me to manage my move to Tokyo, all done remotely from Singapore and it was completley stress-free. Kaz communicated with me regularly, asked meaningful questions about what I required, and ensured I had the option of the best apartments available. He was very patient allowing me to find an apartment which fit my needs. Kaz also communicated directly with my employers with regards to the tenancy paperwork and even once I had moved in he was helpful towards the settling in process. I highly recommend Kaz if you are looking to find an apartment in Tokyo, I couldnt be happier with mine!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Jade from UK

Kaz-San was incredibly helpful and persistent in finding an apartment for me as I moved from Kyushu to Tokyo. He communicated with me regularly and always kept me up to date with the status of my apartment, communicating with my employers on my behalf too. Kaz made the experience as stress free as possible. Highly recommended.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Amanda from Canada

Mr. Harada made looking for an apartment in Tokyo an enjoyable and stress free process by asking all of the right questions. He was accessible and consistently answered any of my questions promptly and in a manner that helped me understand the Japanese process for renting an apartment.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Yas from Philippine

“I moved to Tokyo a month ago and my boss referred me to Kaz. He is a very friendly guy and easy to talk to.

He found me an nice and comfortable place within Tokyo and extended his assistance in setting up other stuff even after I moved in.

I am extremely grateful for all his help.”


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Alex from Canada

“Kaz-san is an incredible realtor.  He is efficient, on the mark and reliable; three qualities that I find paramount in an excellent agent.  Kaz-san’s experience and connections in the industry as well as the city make the difference.  He was able to accomplish in the span of hours what others took weeks to accomplish.  Thank you very much for all your help Kaz-san!”

Monday, July 11, 2016

Twinkle from Philippine

Kaz is such a big help! He makes my house hunt so easy and comfortable. As a new expat in Tokyo, he really is an amazing agent to work with. I would definetely refer him to my friends!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Andrei from USA

" Harada-san has been invaluable throughout the whole apartment searching process. Not only did he find an apartment for me exactly within my strict searching parameters, but he was also able to get me a price lower than I had expected. He called and spoke to many apartments on my behalf, working tirelessly to ensure I got exactly what I wanted. He also personally set up all my utilities for me and ensured that I had nothing to worry about except moving in. You can not find a better agent anywhere, and I would (and will) recommend Harada-san to anybody trying to find an apartment in the greater Tokyo area. I have no doubt that when I move in the future, I will be using Harada-san again to help me find my next home. "

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Miho from Malaysia

Kaz has been nothing but wonderful, helping with everything: from finding the perfect apartment, to sorting my documents.

He is very efficient, professional, and yet friendly. I am very grateful to have him as my agent and will 120% recommend him if you are looking for a place.
On the side note, he has excellent taste in music so it's guaranteed good talks.
I can't thank you enough Kaz for helping me with everything. You have been nothing but lovely to me.


Monday, June 13, 2016

Naoko from Japan


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Frederic from USA

I recently used the services of Mr. Harada in helping me find a new apartments
 in Tokyo. I was fully satisfied with the quality of service and above and beyond customer commitment displayed by Mr. Harada throughout this process. From scouting for new places to the final move, he was always available to help me. Moreover, his mastery of the English language was a pleasant relief for me, a non-Japanese speaker. Overall, I can heartily recommend Mr. Harada to professionally handle all your moving needs.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Mark from New Zealand

Thanks Kaz! From the first contact we could easily see the difference between a professional and some of the clowns we had been dealing with. We sat down and went over the details of the place we were looking for. We were specific to an area and the place needed to be pet friendly. Kaz gave a nice list of places in which we ranked our interest. The following Sunday we looked at the available places and soon realized we had found what we were looking for.  Kaz went the extra mile and negotiated a fantastic deal from the originally listed conditions. Cleaned up the paperwork quickly and I especially liked having the contract in English. Very professional, great communication and couldn’t have gone smoother. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. Mark

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Aaron from Australia

Building a high tech startup in Tokyo Japan at the best of times is tremendously difficult. Something straight forward such as renting office space is infamously difficult due to Japanese risk-aversion on multiple levels. Mr Harada at Hikari homes skillfully smoothed the process by making all parties comfortable resulting in our fantastic office space at an excellent price. Highly recommend.

Sven from Swiss

Because I lived in Tokyo for over a decade before, I was set on finding something similar to what I was used to from before. Unfortunately markets change and trying to relocate back in the height of the busy April moving season proofed to be a challenge. But Kaz was very patient and understanding, always ready to show me other options that exactly fit my requirement until we eventually found the perfect place for me.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Pablo from Spain

-Kaz es extraordinariamente servicial, y nos ha ayudado mucho en nuestra búsqueda de piso. Siempre que necesitamos algo, incluyendo todo tipo de información sobre las propiedades, Kaz fue muy rápido en encontrarla, y nos dio todo tipo de facilidades tanto para gestionar el alquiler como para instalarnos. Kaz es una persona trabajadora, seria y honesta, y ha sido un placer haber interactuado con él.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Zoltan and Zsuzsa from Hungary

It's been a pleasure to work with Harada-san. He cared and understood what we are looking for from the very beginning and provided us with just the right selection of apartments to chose from. We found a place within a week. He's helpful approach and great English skills made it much easier to organize the paperwork and the moving. We would highly recommend Hikari for fellow foreigners.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Anna and Hiroshi

Even though we were very picky in choosing a place, Harada-san was always willing and eager to help us. We were able to find a great place even in the busiest moving season of the year.


Thank you Harada-san!

David from UK

  • "I've used Hikari Home twice now and Kaz did an excellent job of understanding my requirements and explaining the whole process clearly. We found a great place and the move went very smoothly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend."

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Ross from USA

Kaz helped my find a good apartment in a short time during the busy season. He was professional, quick and handled all of the details. I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again for my next move.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Kasia and Krzysztof from Poland

The renting system in Japan is very confusing and built in tradition which makes it difficult to navigate for foreigners. More than just having a native English speaker to help with the process, Kaz is a English speaker who spent a substantial time abroad which makes him sensitive to the needs and requests of foreign customers in Japan. He was helpful from the beginning to the end of the renting system. We're very happy with the office he helped us acquire and are excited to move forward with our company at the new address!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Steve from USA

Kaz works very hard for his clients.  He is a big help for people who don't speak Japanese well.  With Kaz's help, I was able to find exactly what I wanted. 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Johan from Sweden

Kaz is a very knowledgeable agent and gives great advice throughout the entire process. You can easily see that he has great relationships with the real estate companies that he is dealing with and he is very thorough in the closing process as well, making sure that your move goes smoothly. I highly recommend him as it is difficult to find fully bilingual agents with this deep knowledge & connections.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Allison from America

Kaz was incredibly helpful, practical, and resourceful.  He thoughtfully listened to my requirements, walked me through my options, and efficiently helped me find my own home in Tokyo.  I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hiroko from USA

"Kaz-san was extremely helpful in finding an apartment for me in Tokyo. I was not sure what I really wanted until I had seen a few places and he was very patient with my search. He is very aware of any concerns or challenges anyone who is unfamiliar with Tokyo might encounter and offers very useful and solid advice. I would highly recommend Kaz-san to anyone who needs to find a place in Tokyo."

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Andressa and Juliano from Brasil

We moved to Japan without having any Japanese skills, so apartment hunting was a challenging task we had to face it. Luckily we found Kaz googling Rental Agencies. Kaz is an exceptional professional. He goes the extra mile to make sure his clients are happy and comfortable with their new homes. At our first meeting, he spent some time understanding our needs and daily habits to make sure he would find some options in the best area within our budget. It's hard to believe but on our first day going out to visit some units we found the right place!! In less than two weeks we moved to the new apartment with a smooth process, and everything clearly explained and translated by Kaz. He made sure we had no questions and were aware of all the bureaucracies moving into a new apartment has in Japan. We strongly recommend Kaz and his services to anyone with or without Japanese language skills. Thank you for all you job and time with us, Kaz!