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If you are an expat / student coming to Japan, we can help with your relocation, visa, home search, and all of the necessities to help you get settled.
We also help foreigners living here with looking for an apartment, renewing their visa, and any additional daily support required.
We are happy to help any requests, we'd like to be your contact into the Japanese community.


We are here for support.

 
 
 

Services


When you and your family decide to move to Japan, lots of things need to be handled, such as moving arrangements, visa application and processing, temporary and/or permanent accommodations, and so on.  Even if you are already here, you might face some difficulties to search / find things or communicate in Japanese, etc.
That's why we are here on the ground and our services provide all the help that you need. 
We can serve as your point of contact and can facilitate the challenging process of relocating / living in Japan.  
Our services include below.
 
For people moving to Japan
★Visa / Work Authorization
Immigration Visa support for obtaining your Japanese working visa, and for visa renewal  
★Moving 
From pre-move consultation to delivery   
★Accommodations / Home Finding Assistance
We can help with your home search, including advising of areas that fit your preferences, budget, commute, etc.  
Temporary housing / Furnished apartment and/or permanent housing 
Furniture Rental or Purchase
★ Settlement Assistance (After arrival in Japan)
Assistance with Local registration / mobile phone purchasing / opening a bank account / finding the right school for your family & enrollment / registering for utilities & payment / finding a nanny
★ Area Orientation & Daily Needs 
Finding your local hospital, post office, grocery store, shops, restaurants, cleaners, hair salon, etc.
Providing support for purchases and delivery communications, making reservations, transportation tickets, etc.
★Communications & Legal Agreements


For people living in Japan  
★ Looking for a house/ apartment
★ Renewal visa / Consulting / Work Authorization
★ Any daily supports in need
Searching for place to rent a car, hotel and any services you need.
Booking for accommodation,  restaurant and cleaner/ helper, etc.
Supporting communication in Japanese, letters, handling with utilities.
Consulting on tax, pension, health insurance and travel plans.

 
Visitors / Travelers
★ Searching / Booking for accommodations/ temporary house
★Consult on travel plans

Abut Fee
The fee is different depends on the contents of service.
For more details, please go to the tab " Contact Us "
and let us know what support you need by the message form.
 
 
 

About Us


Years of helping friends, travelers and expats with their needs in Japan, from finding apartments and hospitals, to booking restaurants and hotels, has been fun and rewarding.   
This led us to start FHDTokyo  (Foreigner Help Desk Tokyo) and we can provide all the help we experienced in past.   
Japan is a unique and interesting country but the language and cultural differences pose challenges for expats and foreign students.   
We love meeting new people and helping them to feel at home in Japan.  
At FHDTokyo, we are here to support your relocation, settlement and any daily difficulties you face. 
If you are planning to move, coming to study, or living/ visiting in Japan, we can help. 
  
Please contact us.

 
  
Takako - Concierge in Japan

Hi, This is Takako!
Let me introduce myself.
I used to live in Myanmar to wok for NGO ( I have lots of interesting stories to tell but let's save it for next time!) and after coming back home, I started working at company as HR for over 10 years.
I worked for recruitment, helping employees on tax, pension, payroll, insurance and supported expats from all over the world.
I also supported Japanese expats to move to abroad.
Now you know, I love supporting people:)
Hope you are feeling at home in Japan. If not, we are here to help you:)

My hobby is to travel and collect good lists of hotel, restaurant and beautiful places in the world.
 
 
 

FAQ


 
Q: I'd like to take your service, how should I get into it?

 

Please contact us. 
We would like to get more info on your move to Japan to prepare your relocation successfully. After receiving your info and we will consult / propose / quote on your relocation. 



Q: How many months do I need to prepare for the relocation to Japan?
 

Usually it takes 6-8 weeks  to get your visa ready and shipping your household goods would take 2- 3 months depends on where you come from. At least 2-3 months will be needed to complete your relocation.
After you come to Japan, you will be expected to complete the whole settlement in a couple of months. 


Q: I'm planning to move to Japan next year, could you tell me steps for that?

 
First thing is to obtain visa and which one is possible for your case. Then start the visa process.
During preparation for the visa, you can work on the moving such as the consultations and estimation. If you have a family to go with,  looking for school/ kindergarten is needed. As soon as you get the green light for Visa, book your flight and deal with your household moving.
You can start looking for houses too. It would be much easier if you have appointments when you arrive in Japan. 
After arrival in Japan
As soon as you decide your house, you will register at the ward office.
Another Settlement: utilities, mobile phone purchasing, bank account opening, purchasing furniture/ goods and kitchen utensils. 
I know you would be shocked with these steps, but do not worry.
We support you upon your needs. 


Q: I'd like to know the living cost in Tokyo. Can you give me some ideas?

 
It depends on where and how you live in Tokyo but below is your references. 
When you contract with your apartment, you need a deposit and key money which totally costs 5 or 6 times of the monthly rent.
Apartment: Rent for one room would be from 70,000 JYen.
Single room with bathroom would be over 100,000 JYen depends room size and location.
1LDK with 1 bed room and kitchen/ living room/ bathroom would be over 100,000 JYen. 
If you live with your family, it would cost above 150,000 and 200,000 JYen.
 
Utilities such as water, electricity and gas: around 10,000 to 30,000 JYen in total. 
Food: Depends on you eat out or cooks at home. Generally food expense a month would be 30,000 to 50,000 JYen per person. 


Q: I've never been to Japan but I'm expecting that I would get transferred there soon. I have a concern on language as I can't speak any Japanese.
Is it possible to live there with zero Japanese?

 
Totally you are fine without it! The sign in a public transportation provide 4  languages, Japanese, English, Korean and Chinese.
Registration at local office, purchasing mobile phone  or opening bank account might be hard to communicate with local staff, so we are there with you upon your request.
If you are looking for apartments with local housing agencies, interpreter might be needed. In the case, we can also support you. 


Q: Please let me know any useful links on living in Japan.

Best Living in Japan https://bestlivingjapan.com

Japan-guide.com https://www.japan-guide.com/

Hope this helps you!
 

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