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Sendai Apartments for Rent in Japan

Sendai, the capital city of Miyagi prefecture, situated within the Tohoku region, is one of the bigger cities in Japan. It is known as, “the city of trees”, because of its tree-lined streets, park spaces and green areas. One of the main attractions of this city is the statue of Kannon, the Buddhist deity of compassion – the largest Buddhist statue in Japan. Along with this, Sendai’s many temples and shrines make it a great place not just to visit, but to live.

If you are considering moving to this city and are browsing apartments available here, look no further than Village House. Rental can be expensive, but with Village House’s range of affordable apartments, you can find one in an area of Sendai that is close to public amenities and to your workplace.

Find the Right Apartment for You in Sendai-shi

When considering apartments, it’s important to consider a number of things, including your budget, where you want to live as well as the type of accommodation you’re looking for. Once you determine these few things, this helps you narrow down your search during your apartment-hunting process.

If you are an ALT or English teacher, finding accommodation with schools nearby would help you save on having to take public transport daily. Village House Fukurobara in Miyagi is just 5 minutes from Yurikago Kindergarten and 3 minutes from Fukurobara Junior High School. The Fukurobara Ochiai Pump Station Bus is also a 3-minute walk away so you can reach the Minami-Sendai Station on the Joban Line and JR Tohoku Main Line by bus.

Another consideration is the size of the apartment. Village House offers a range of apartments in Sendai at affordable rates. Village House Tsurugaya 5 Chome in Miyagi has 2DK, 2LDK and 3K apartments available for rent. The 2DK apartments, starting at ¥40,000, have two bedrooms and kitchen facilities and are an excellent choice for couples and young families. For bigger families, the 3K apartments offer a larger floor area and start from ¥46,000.

FAQs About Living in Sendai

1. What are some highlights of Sendai?

Sendai is the largest city in the Tohoku region with a rich history spanning over 400 years and so has many treasures to offer its visitors. The Sendai Daikannon is the tallest statue in Japan and the fourth tallest in the world – making it a must-see in Sendai. Osaki Hachiman Shrine is another key attraction in the city and is considered a national treasure of Japan.

Take a walk or join a Zazen meditation session at the Rinno-ji Temple grounds which come with a tranquil garden and pond. Or visit the ruins of the Aoba Castle, where Lord Date Masumune resided.

The local specialty beef tongue is also another draw of this metropolis. Discover all Sendai has to offer when you start living in this city!

2. Is it expensive to live in Sendai?

Sendai is an affordable city to live in compared to larger cities like Tokyo or Osaka. The average living cost in Tokyo is ¥220,000, while it is ¥180,000 in Osaka, while in Sendai it’s significantly lower at ¥145,000. The cost of transport, food and rent in Sendai is much cheaper than in other big cities, making it a great choice to live and work, as the money saved can be used to travel to other parts of Japan.

3. What are the benefits of renting an apartment in Sendai with Village House?

When you choose Village House, you have access to several benefits including:

  • Moving Support (1 month’s worth of rent (up to 30,000 yen)). This amount will be applied to your total initial move-in costs, which can also include the curtains, ceiling lights that you order through the Nitori campaign offered by us.
  • One month free rent
  • Moving company discount coupon
  • Refer-a-friend offer (a QUO card worth 10,000 yen to the referrer and 1 month of free rent for your friend (new residents only).


However, it’s important to note that these offers are only available for some Village House properties. We will gladly provide more information and details during your apartment visit.

*Dependent on the credit check results and contract details, a deposit may be required.

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