Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sebastien from France

"Renting an apartment is always a challenge for foreigners especially students.

But fortunately I could benefit from Kaz (Mr Harada) help.

He perfectly understood what I was looking for. He took the time to show me many apartments before making a decision and also managed everything including: contract, utilities... I could find an apartment in a new building below the market rate with no extra fees (Key money and Management fees).

Thus I strongly recommend to contact Hikari Homes when looking for a place to live in Tokyo. You will not be disappointed and surprised by their professionalism."

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Paul from England

Moving for me in Japan has always been a stressful and difficult process so I was certainly not looking forward to having to do it again.

However I discovered Hikari homes and met Seiya Kato-san who became my estate agent. He made the moving process a much easier and less stressful event with English support and prompt responses to any of my questions. I would strongly recommend Hikari to anybody looking for a great service and good apartments.

Paul James

Jules from Canada

Looking for my new place in Tokyo I was already tired before I begun. I had an idea of what to expect and was dreading the move. I had looked around at some agencies and had started to use another, with dissapointing results. Then, I saw the ad from Hikari Home. I decided to email and see what happens.

Jeff answered my email and suggested I come in. Meeting in person was great, clear and conscise he helped me narrow my scattered search to a smaller area and on the first day of visiting found the place of my dreams. After deciding on the apartment, Jeff was instrumental in taking care of the mountain of paperwork, he made things understandable and reduced the "overwhelming" factor.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Adam from UK

Finding an apartment in Tokyo can be really difficult!!!
Fortunately, with the help of Shinichi, I managed to find exactly the apartment I was looking for. Shinichi guided me through the process in English including making the contact and arranging all the services and utilities. Thanks again for all your help!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Chris from USA

Hi Jeff, I just wanted to say thank you again for your wonderful service. I have moved several times in Japan over the years, and I have to say working with you and your office has made this the smoothest, stress-free move by far. You all went out of your way to handle the Japanese paperwork side of things, which normally gives me the greatest difficulty. Great service, and I will definately be contacting you again should I be moving again.

Ray from All Nippon Airways

Kato san made the move to Japan a seamless transition could not have done it without his help.


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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Dan from U.S

Having lived in Tokyo before, I know how difficult it can be to find a place that fits one's budget. I had never heard if Hikari Home before, but their web-site was well constructed and easy to use and provided an array of choices for search results. I was able to easily find the kind of place I was looking for ahead of time and contact the necessary agent before even arriving in Japan.

Mr. Seiya Kato was a tremendous help every step of the way. From the initial phone conversation to signing the final paperwork he was able to answer my questions and was very professional throughout the entire process. I was especially appreciative of the type of service that Mr. Seiya Kato provided to me as a client. He was very good about responding to emails, returning phone calls, answering questions, explaining legalities, and working to meet my needs.

The place that I ended up deciding on was a very nice area of the Minato ward, which is truelly convenient as far as transportation, dinnig, and proximity to other areas. Since the deciding factor for me was the shortest commute to my place of employment I was very thankful that Mr. Seiya Kato found what I was looking for. His light-heartedness, and genuine personality made what could have been a big heart ache, a smooth transition. I would highly recommend Hikari Home to anyone, especially a first timer to Japan, who is expects professionalism and a good customer experience when looking for housing in Tokyo.

Seiya Kato-San, thank you very much for helping me through this process. I am very satisfied with the service you provided.

Dan N.
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Friday, March 5, 2010

Julie from Canada

I was in a hurry to find an apartment, and Jeff was an enormous help. He not only checked everything within my budget, but he also took my work and lifestyle into account to find the lovely place I'm staying at right now. He also went through the trouble of contacing the utility/internet providers for me. I'm extremely grateful for everything he's done for me, and I truly think that I met not just a great agent, but a great friend. I would recommend HIKARI Tokyo Apartment to anyone I know. Thank you! Jeff!

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Max from LA

I really needed to find an apartment in Tokyo, and Kaz seriously helped me out!

When I made an inquiry on the Hikari website, Kaz called me right away and we even went looking for apartments on the same day! We looked at a lot of different apartments until we found one that satisfied all my requirements. Kaz also helped me a huge amount with setting up the contract, communicating with the housing management company, and contacting the utilities/internet providers. I would like to thank Kaz a lot for his patience and hard work!

I found the perfect apartment, so I am really grateful. Kaz was extremely helpful and always gave good advice, so I would highly recommend him. He even works on weekends, which is seriously impressive. Thanks again Kaz!

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Jessop from USA

Jeff has definitely sculpted me a David here in Jimbocho! Much like Michelangelo's masterpiece, Jeff took the time and dedication to get me into a place that far exceeded my original expectations. I now have the perfect place to live, get to work, and play in Tokyo. More importantly, working with Jeff has been a very enjoyable experience and the entire staff at Hikari Homes has been very accommodating throughout the entire process from my initial inquiry to my move in date and beyond.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Theodore from Hong Kong

I would like to thank Kato, Seiya-san and Hikari home for making my move into Tokyo so comfortable. I was somewhat afraid of looking for an apartment in Tokyo due to the difficulties I heard regarding foreigners attempting to make a lease. Kato-san was very helpful and clear, listing out the steps and costs we would go through in the process. He then listed several mansions based on my requirements and wishes, then together we toured through Tokyo to visit them. After choosing a very spacious apartment in a great neighborhood, Kato-san expedited the paperwork knowing I wanted to move in as fast as possible. Kato-san then went the extra mile to help me organize furniture rentals, and ensured that everything would be ready (including utilities) on my move in date. Throughout the process I was often surprised when I received calls from the office way past working hours as well as on the weekend. Kato-san and Hikari home is one of the best examples of the service level in Japan which made me want to live here.
Thank you Kato-san and please get some rest!