Finding a good apartment or any apartment in Japan can be a real pain for foreigners. Most apartments require a guarantor on the lease, basically someone to vouch for you. Unfortunately, that often proves somewhat of a difficulty for us foreigners because no one wants to vouch for us hooligans :-(. If you're lucky, your company will sign as your guarantor. If you're unlucky (like me), they will not. Below I present a few foreigner-friendly, no-guarantor-required housing options that have proved quite handy to yours truly.