Monday, June 20, 2022

Shawn from US

 First of all, he is used to working with non-Japanese people, he understands the cultural differences and expectations surrounding housing. Fluent English speaker and native Japanese, his ability to act as a bridge is great. He calls in advance to make sure no ones time is wasted.


Additionally, he is a very active listener, taking the time to listen to you and what you want.
Quickly we went through a list of places that were all in my target zone, identified a few that were a match, and quickly found a place that I fell in love with.
Because he listened to me, he did in 3 days, what other agents hadn’t done for me in 2 years.

I just moved in and it’s great. (He also didn’t disappear once the deal was done.)

When I move again in 2-3 years, I will call him. (I will also be recommending him to others)

If you’re moving call Kaz, “be-Kaz” he is the best. (Sorry for the dad joke).

Benoit from Togo

 My apartment hunt experience with Kaz-san was easy, smooth, and enjoyable. In roughly three weeks after my first contact with Kaz-san, I moved into my new place. Kaz-san was very professional throughout the whole process. I highly recommend him. Thank you, Kaz-san.

Kiki from US

 Great service and Kaz found us the perfect place!

Michael from France

 Kaz found the perfect apartment regarding our criteria (size, style, district and budget). He supported us for all the administrative process including the first contact with water and gaz / electricity companies. A very good real estate agent that I would recommand for foreigners looking for accomodation in Tokyo area

Bill from US

 Kaz was a great realtor, friendly, fluent in English, very knowledgable of the market, honest and overall a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend.

Sally from UK

 The first apartment Kaz showed me was perfect, he handled everything so easily and made the process so stressless!

Parth from India

 Found my perfect home. Kaz from Hikari Homes speaks perfect English and is able to dissect volumes and volumes of data to find out the house you want with your constraints.

Matt from US

 Kaz is by far the best real estate agent I have ever worked with in Tokyo. His attention to detail during the process is comforting and he makes sure your needs are understood. We just used Kaz to help find us a more suitable place in Tokyo and it was a great experience. highly recommended!!

Özgün from Turky

 Recommended to all foreigners looking for a place to stay in Tokyo. Kaz is very professional and responsive.

Jude from Korea

 Kaz-san's service and support are excellent and efficient. With short notice and many obstacles due to the COVID situation, he provided outstanding service for me to settle in Tokyo on time. Strongly recommend!

Kevin from Netherlands

 Kaz-san was very patient and helpful in finding an apartment in Tokyo, with very prompt replies, great recommendations and perfect english in the short time frame I had to find an apartment. Definitely recommended!

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Kah Fai from Singapore

 If you are looking for a place to stay in Tokyo/Yokohama area or a real estate agent, Kaz from Hikari Homes is highly recommended. I recently leased a house through him. The entire process was smooth and well managed. He is very responsive and prompt. He is also easy to communicate to in English. Lease agreement paper work was a breeze. Kaz provided full support and his service is top notched. I had my electric power cut off on the 3rd day after I moved into the house. Although it was a Japan National Holiday (Golden week), Kaz was on top of things and went out of his way to help restore the electric power. Kaz, many thanks for your excellent service and support.

Jeremy from Australia

 Kaz made our apartment hunt in Tokyo easy and enjoyable. From our first interaction he stood out, taking time to explain the rental process and carefully listening to what we were looking for. He found us a fantastic apartment that meets all our needs and is better than we could have imagined. Throughout the process Kaz was responsive, knowledgable, thoughtful and caring. We can’t recommend him highly enough!

Georgiy from Ukraine

 I found the perfect apartment here thanks to Kaz san. He is highly professional, speaks excellent English, and is a genuinely good person. I was amazed by the speed with which we could look through the whole market using my criteria, pick decent candidates, and view those which accept foreigners. The paperwork went smoothly as well. I would very much recommend this agency and especially Kaz Harada

Louis from US

 Kaz helped me navigate through the difficulties that await foreign renters and find an apartment in Japan. I first considered a different rental agency that specializes in foreigners, and I’m glad I found Kaz. He was timely, responsive, and very effective. This is my first time attempting this process, but I would recommend Kaz to my friends and to you.

Wesley from UK

 Great and fast service. Kaz handled everything for me up until receiving the keys! Thanks again

Michelle from the Philippines

 Highly recommended. Kaz is the best real estate person for foreigners living in Japan. I do not speak Japanese and Kaz helped me from the beginning up until I moved to my new apartment. Very accommodating and he will give you the best option in the market! :)

Nicholas from UK

 Kaz was a pleasure to deal with. Responsive, efficient, and professional. We had to move on a fairly tight schedule, and needed a specific area but Kaz managed to find a place for us. I would highly recommend Kaz to anyone looking in Tokyo.

Anne from the Philippines

 Kaz is THE BEST!

I am 25 year local resident and I can really say that he`s the best! I have met so many agents in the past and no one comes close to Kaz`s professionalism, patience and understanding. He will give you all the support that you need from start to finish!

We were so fortunate to have found our new home because of his hard work. His English is perfect, a huge plus if you don`t speak Japanese. He will find you the best deals that will fit your needs, budget and other requirements. I can`t thank him enough for everything he has done for us! He serves his customers with so much passion.

You're in the right hands with Kaz!

Seiya from Japan

 原田様に対応していただきました。主にメールでのやり取りをさせていただきましたが、迅速に対応していただき、打ち合わせも30分程でしたがニーズ通りの物件を探していただきました。内見後の手続きから契約までもスムーズに進み、心から感謝です。


Aqui from the Philippines

 I was very fortunate to find Hikari Real Estate Japan for my apartment hunt in Tokyo. With the help of its very professional, efficient and responsive Assistant GM Kaz Harada, I was finally able to find the apartment unit that I had been looking for weeks. I highly recommend this company for Tokyo apartment hunt. With Harada-san, you won’t waste your time trying to find the place you need for your long stay in Tokyo.

Victoria from US

 This company is amazing! My husband and I moved from Nagoya to Tokyo and needed help finding an apartment quickly. We had no need for a real estate agent when we moved from California to Nagoya so we were not well versed in the ins and outs of apartment hunting in Japan for foreigners. Kaz helped us navigate Tokyo’s intense process smoothly and cheerfully and steered us in great directions. He is very thorough in his questioning of your wants and needs and respects those details. Whenever my husband and I need to look for a new home, we will make sure to reach out to him again!

Hiro from US

 Kaz was great! He was committed to great service. Very easy to work with. Highly recommend.

Theo from France

 Kaz was always responsive and professional during my apartment hunt in Tokyo. He could narrow down my choices to a selection of spacious and quiet apartments that we then proceeded to visit together, and I ended up finding my ideal place in just a couple of weeks. Also thankful for the support and subtle explanations in English when signing Japanese contract. Would definitely recommend Kaz to anyone looking for a place in Tokyo!

Chihiro from Japan

 If you’re looking for an apartment, you can definitely count on Kaz-san to guide you through the whole process. I had some requirements that I didn’t want to comprise on, but he took the time and effort to find us the apartment that we’re looking for and kept us updated throughout the whole time (day and night) we were apartment hunting. I highly recommend Kaz-san if you want an efficient apartment hunting and still find that perfect place, because he’ll make it happen!

Julian from Argentina

 (Translated by Google) Kaz helped us find an apartment very well located and at a good price. He is a very professional and friendly person. The service was incredibly fast and efficient. Within 15 days of contacting Kaz, we were already signing the rental contract and receiving the keys. Finally, it is worth mentioning that he knows a little Spanish too! If I find out about someone who is looking for an apartment in Tokyo, I will definitely recommend this place.


(Original)
Kaz nos ayudo a encontrar un departamento muy bien ubicado y a buen precio. Es una persona muy profesional y amigable. El servicio fue increíblemente rápido y eficaz. A 15 días de habernos contactado con Kaz, ya estabamos firmando el contrato de alquiler y recibiendo las llaves. Por ultimo, cabe mencionar que sabe un poco de español tambien! Si me llego a enterar de alguien que esta buscando departamento en Tokyo, sin dudas le voy a recomendar este lugar.

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!

ALSO, Kaz helped me find a second place, a smaller apartment in Hatsudai that I will use mostly for videos/podcasts. No key money or silly fees, and was a real steal for the location. I contacted him and he literally got me the place and I moved in next week!