Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Kirina from US

 Kaz went above and beyond when helping me search for an apartment. He took all my needs into consideration and helped me find the apartment of my dreams. I was in my new apartment in a matter of days. He helped me with all of the Japanese nuances of moving into a new apartment, which can be very challenging. 5 stars! Recommend to everyone! Thank you Kaz and Hikari home!

Yash from India

 Kaz understands the requirements very clearly and tries his best to find a place closest to the request. No wasting time seeing many apartments. Easy to make a decision within a few choices.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Ayako from Japan

 Once you get to know Kaz, there is no one else you can ask to help you find a house in Tokyo. three strongest point about him is transparency, speed, and smart. In English or in Japanese, I have no other recommendation other than him.

Omar from US

 Friends who had worked with Kaz previously referred us to him when we moved into Japan. We could not have had a better experience as Kaz was extremely knowledgeable about the Hiroo / Shibuya area, super flexible and accommodating, even when we threw time-sensitive asks his way, and he always responded to our requests quickly and positively.

I had heard that it can sometimes hard for foreigners to be approved for apartments, but Kaz brought a lot of knowhow and positive energy to our search and we quickly found the one we wanted and were approved.

Speaking as a foreigner, new to Tokyo, we Highly recommend Kaz.

Yuka from Japan


Misha from US

 Kaz helped my wife and I find the perfect place in Shibuya! We were quite picky with our criteria (garden, budget, near the station, etc.) but he was able to narrow it down to four awesome places, which we all toured together and decided on the same day. I can highly recommend Kaz for anyone looking for a nice place to live in the city!

Monday, August 30, 2021

Raj from India

 I was introduced to Kaz by my friend and really happy with my experience working with him. Kaz is extremely efficient and quick with his work and I was able to find a great new place thanks to him! 100% will recommend.

Michelle from US

 Kaz was so helpful and thorough as I looked for an apartment in Tokyo. He explained every detail throughout the process and accommodated all the unique needs I had in my housing search with flexibility and understanding. He responded quickly every time I had questions, and is also friendly. I highly recommend!

KC from Taiwan

 I reached out to Kaz as my agent to look for apartment in Tokyo, it was very quick and efficient process and I successfully found somewhere fulfilled my need. It was not easy for foreigner to find place in Tokyo, which I think Kaz helped me a lot not just the language but also the knowledge and experience. Overall, great service, will comeback again!

Alec from US

 Kaz was a fantastic agent. He was professional, punctual, and patient. He was also very helpful in walking me through the whole complicated process and ensuring everything went smoothly. I am really happy with my apartment. Thank you Kaz!

Remon and Priya from US

 Kaz was very helpful and patient in finding us a great new apartment in Tokyo. The entire process was very smooth from start to finish. Would highly recommend Kaz to anyone looking for a new home in Tokyo

Simone from Italy

 Found my apartment in only about a month, thanks to Kaz's help and patience. Very professional and helpful, supported me throughout the whole process.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Trent from US

 I received amazing service from Kaz Harada and Hikari! Finding an apartment in Tokyo can be difficult for foreigners, but he made it so easy and comfortable. I ended up in the perfect location for me, too! I highly recommend Kaz for anyone else that is looking for an apartment in Tokyo. He also speaks perfect English!

Sam from US

 Great Fast service and response times! Can help you narrow down your searches quickly to find the one apartment that is in your $ range and location!

Daniel from Taiwan

 The service is good and Kaz san was very patient to help us to find the apartment and showing us around. And he is very profession and knows what kind of apartments we can apply to save our time a lot.

Chris from France

 As usual, perfect service, I strongly recommend.

Special thanks to Harada-san!

Chris from US

 Kaz was very patient in helping us find places to go look even though we were not sure where or what we really wanted. He knows Tokyo well and understood how to fit our needs. The whole process was smooth and quick from start to finish and we were able to find a place we really like.

William from France

 While looking for an apartment in Tokyo as a foreigner can quickly become troublesome, the help of Kaz-san made it smooth and efficient. Kaz-san is really a great support, English friendly and responsive in any situation. Highly recommended.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Elie from France

 Excellent service, Kaz found me 2 superb apartments in no time. 10/10 would recommend.

Adrian from UK

 If you are looking to get things done when it comes to property/apartment searching, and you are looking for excellent customer service and execution all in English (or Japanese), Kaz is your guy. Very quick, responsive and attentive. Thanks again for the help, glad we could close on the new apartment so quickly.

Neil from US

 Very grateful for Kaz-san's expertise and resources. Highly recommended...

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Yasmin & Chris from US and New Zealand

 We were very pleased with our experience here. Kaz is extremely professional, understands the Tokyo market, and empathizes with the difficulties foreign residents face when renting homes in Japan. With his assistance we have happily settled into a beautiful, affordable apartment that meets all of our needs! We will always recommend him to our friends in the future!

Emma from France

 I really recommend Kaz, he was patient and did his best to find the perfect place for me. He can translate everything if needed so no worries if you don't speak Japanese.

Vincent from France

 Working with Kaz was very smooth and easy - we were very fast in finding the best deal for what I was looking for!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Christian from Germany

 I have great experience working with Kaz. I especially appreciated his response time and how quickly we closed the deal. Any question I had, he answered very fast and proficient. I will be happy to work again with Kaz for my next apartment hunt.

Tuan from US

Getting an apartment in Japan is a complex and byzantine process. Most problems back in the states can be solved by spending more money, but that doesn't apply here. Unless you're proficient in Japanese, DIY is not going to save you money. You'll probably see no fee apartments on the classified pages and think you can Google translate the whole way. You need a professional. I was nonchalant about the apartment search, then ran into crunch time, and Kaz saved the day.

I'm an engineer and I really appreciated how effective Kaz was. He iterates quickly. You show up for a 1-1 consultation, specify some parameters for your apartment, and he will quickly narrowly down relevant entries. The next day he will give you a tour of a few of those places. It's rare to find a real estate agent that is as fluent in English, and the small talk is a nice bonus. That said, the process is no frills.

I'm a tech savvy person, but again, don't waste time going to the classified and thinking you can filter and curate yourself. For starters, some buildings in more local neighborhoods aren't thrilled to onboard a foreigner. Even if they did, the language barrier is huge. There's dozens of paperwork in the process, the risk with Google translation is not worth it. Finally, a professional real estate agent has the latest up-to-date rental availability on a special database whereas the public classified pages are likely stale and not updated. The market moves quick here, things can be gone in a few days, so that delayed / old data is huge. Conversely, Kaz can show you properties not yet on those sites.

Rafael from Spain

 They were very friendly and helpful from the very first contact, answering all our questions and requests as well as offering advice and suggestions. English friendly and to the point, much more efficient than other agents.

Tim from US

As many have stated before me, Kaz is a true professional when it comes to real-estate in Tokyo. Additionally, he is fluent in English and understands the cultural differences that foreigners may face renting in Japan. This is crucial when first coming to Japan.

For my personal experience, Kaz walked me through every step of the way in the renting processing in Japan. We spent over a month looking at many different apartments to find the place that would perfectly fit my lifestyle. He truly went the extra mile by contacting the different management companies and negotiating special conditions like discounts on the price. You cannot go wrong with someone who has a great character like Kaz!

Aira from the Philippines

 Kaz was very patient and listened attentively to all my requirements and provided great options. He is a very thoughtful agent and great to work with with!

Tai from Japan


Thursday, February 4, 2021

Rod from Mexico

 Kaz's help was amazing, he supported me from start to finish to find the best apartment, solving all my doubts. I am very grateful for his excellent work, as it has made my move to Japan much easier.

Martin from Argentina

 Kaz is a great, responsible professional who helped us find a place in very short time. This is our first time in Japan, so he explained the general process and responded to our many inquiries.

We were able to find an apartment that rents to foreigners in just a couple of weeks, even considering the pandemic situation and new year’s holidays.
Highly recommended.

Bo from the Philippines

 My wife and I tried at least 5 real estate agents, and Kaz was the best. He was the only one who found exactly the flat we were looking for (perfect location, size, etc.) at a cheaper rent than we expected. Because we were still in quarantine, Kaz arranged for a Skype viewing. Kaz is also stunningly prompt in responding to our queries - even during evening and weekends.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Johan from France

 Kaz has been amazing. I owe him a lot to get my apartment. I had an unexpected issue that was compromizing the deal and Kaz brillantly reacted. He's been very supportive and responsive all along.

Very helpful as well when you get your apartment and need some help to communicate with landlord.

Drew from US

 This was the third apartment that Kaz helped me find. As usual he was very professional and helped me find a great place fast. I would highly recommend contacting him if you are looking for a new home or apartment.

Patrick from US

 Kaz was really helpful throughout the process and from the start did whatever he could to find an apartment that fit the parameters I was looking for. If I had any doubts or concerns he was always understanding and efficient in finding additional options- highly recommend.