English-friendly cleaning services, housekeeping, and maid services in Japan.
HouseCare is a service tailored to property owners and Airbnb hosts who need regular, fast short-term cleaning sessions in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka City. Their automated Airbnb cleaning service has to date cleaned over 40,000 properties and has been written up on TechCrunch (Japanese article) and other media outlets in Japan. Start by registering your property in their system, and they will match you with cleaners within 24 hours. Cleaning managers check photos from cleaners, ensuring a thorough clean, freeing you from the worrisome aspects of property management. The price depends on the size of the property. A 1K to 1DK-sized property starts at ¥6,300. Automated bookings, synced to your bookings calendar, receive discounts.
Based on a sharing economy platform, Taskaji is a site that connects properly screened housekeepers with people who are looking for housekeeping help. There is a guiding framework, such as each session must be purchased in 3-hour blocks, along with other details. But as a result, the rates here are the best value on the market. Taskaji provides a 3-step vetting service (ID, visa, and skills check) before housekeepers are allowed to post their profiles. Choose your housekeeping-partner based on reviews left by users and message the housekeeper directly to request services. There are no agency fees. Price starts at ¥4,500 for 3 hours.
Chez Vous is a Shibuya-based bilingual domestic solutions agency with registered staff for housekeeping, babysitting, and other domestic needs. Staff undergoes rigorous screening and background checks before acceptance. This agency is a good option if you have diverse tasks, such as child care, housekeeping, butler services, attendants, and other needs, but do not want to deal with multiple staffing agencies. They also provide staff placement services for clients who would like to hire a long-term direct hire (ideal for those who need help for more than 6 hours per day; for example, working parents, live-in support, etc.). Price starts at ¥10,150 for 3 hours.
Sunny Maid utilizes Nichi-I Group's vast experience as a leading care provider in Japan to provide you with a new take on housekeeping. Each housecleaning session is serviced by a housekeeper team duo. After the initial consultation with a manager, where you develop an optimum housekeeping plan and you can make your needs known, you are assigned a team who will be your designated housekeepers for all subsequent work, ensuring consistent, efficient, and thorough housekeeping. An attractive point is their same-day express clean for those times when you need the place to look good before a special occasion or unexpected visit. Follow-up visits from the manager also ensure that the high-quality of service is maintained and any adjustment requests are followed through. Prices start from ¥8,228/1 HR.
Kurashinity is a certified professional housekeeping agency that provides English-speaking international staff, trained in a proprietary Housekeeper Meister Program, for housekeeping services. Aside from regular weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly housekeeping chores (which can also include ironing, shopping, and other requested housekeeping tasks), services can also include spot-cleaning prior or after an event or occasion, along with disinfection services. A ¥5,000 trial plan allows you to evaluate your options and familiarize yourself with the experience. Prices range from ¥13,500〜 for a monthly housekeeping visit, to ¥39,000〜 for once-a-week housekeeping.