Apartments/Houses/Real estate agencies
For longer term visits or for those who will be in Okazaki for extended periods, the best option is to rent a house or apartment. Compared to larger cities, Okazaki's average rents are lower, and the amount of space comparatively larger. To rent a property you will usually require a guarantor, a local person or employer prepared to sign an idemnity. Most contracts also require a pre-payment equivalent to 3-4 months rent due to the deposit (shikikin) and the estate agent's commission (reikin).