How to find a moving company in Tokyo?

Your Japan Properties
Your Japan Properties
Published on July 1, 2018

If you already have a moving to a new apartment experience, you are probably aware of the expensiveness and complexity of the process. Starting from signing the contract that often includes paying fees like “key money,” “security deposit,” etc. and by adding the cost of the moving to this, the price goes to sky-high. Needless to say, if you are wealthy enough and ready to pay around 80,000-100,000JPY for moving your stuff then finding such a moving company in Tokyo is not a big issue for you. However, if you are a person who counts every penny and knows only “Konnichiwa” in Japanese, here are some foreigner-friendly and money-saving options for moving company in Tokyo.


  1. If you are living alone and have few personal belongings, the following moving company in Tokyo might be the best option for you.

Tokyo Helping Hands is a perfect moving company in Tokyo that provides a variety of services like moving, delivery, disposal, etc. I recommend it because I have been their client twice. They are very friendly and helpful, and they speak perfect English. Price for moving service depends on some items you need to move. A disadvantage is that the area they this moving company in Tokyo is operating is limited.

  • Price – starts at 7,800JPY ~
  • Payment method – cash only
  • Business hours – 24 hours/ 7 days a week
  • English language support available
  • A customer might be asked for assistance
  • Service area is limited by Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama


2. If you are moving with a significant number of items, then this moving company in Tokyo might be more suitable for you.

QuickMove is a company that provides not only essential services like moving, storage, recycle, they also assist with assembling and installing, give away furniture for free and sell cardboard boxes on their website. Their website is entirely in English language and contains estimation calculator form. You will get a quick response within one-two hours with the estimated cost of moving service.

  • Price – varies depending on some items. For example, after making an inquiry for 1 bed/1 fridge/2 TVs/10 boxes of personal belongings estimated cost was 50,000JPY~
  • Payment method – cash, bank transfer or payment through PayPal
  • Business hours – from 9AM till 6PM/ 7 days a week
  • English language support available
  • You may choose whether to assist them or not
  • Service area is limited by Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Ibaraki, Gunma, Tochigi, Nagano, Niigata


3. Finally, if you are planning to move with your family and most probably your belongings exceeded a minimum, then the Yamato Home Convenience Ltd. moving company in Tokyo might be a good option for you.

It is a well-known company not only in Japan, but they also have an overseas network as well. They have a good reputation, proven track record of successful operations in various fields. Therefore you can transfer all responsibility for moving to them. The company is also called as “Kuroneko,” which is translated as “black cat” – the logo of the company. The company was founded in 1919 by Yasuomi Ogura, the creator of their logo, which he thought will always remind employees to handle items delicately as if they were their children.   Disadvantage – online calculator of estimated moving service price supports only Japanese language.

  • Price – varies depending on some items. For example, an estimated cost for 2 sofas/2 TVs/1 fridge/1 aircon/1 washing machine and 10 boxes of personal belongings is 60,000JPY~
  • Payment method – cash only
  • Business hours – from 8AM to 9PM/ 7 days a week
  • English language support – only weekdays from 9AM until 6PM
  • There is no need for any assistance
  • Service area – all across Japan

We hope this information about moving company in Tokyo will be helpful for people who are involved or considering moving to a new place.

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