Example of an off-base house in Mabori Kaigan
Initial Steps to Finding Off-base Housing:
1. Once you have attended the housing brief: Begin by looking through the binders full of listings for houses or apartments that are available. They are located in the Housing Office and are separated by neighborhood. 2. If you find some housing listings you’d like to see in person, the housing office will call the agent to arrange a meeting. They will make three appointments at a time for you. 3. Find a rental agent through your sponsor or the Housing Office. Many people recommend using multiple agents so that you can see many different places. This is because it doesn’t work like a U.S. real estate agent, who will show you all that is available “on the market.” In Japan, each agent will only show you his or her own rental properties!