I contacted Core Eight via their website and within few days, my leased contract was signed for a beautiful apartment in Kobe. “Xavier”

Ms. Yasuda

コアエイト様とは、この度初めて取引させて頂いたのですが、そのスピーディーな対応、フットワークの軽さに驚かされました。 “Ms. Yasuda”


The level of service provided by Rica’s team has been invaluable in ensuring the entire process was thorough and complete, including the connection of all necessary services. “Eddie”

Julian & Akiko

We wanted to pass our thanks onto you for not only finding such a amazing home for us, but being able to make the whole process so smooth. “Julian & Akiko”

Daniel Green

Service, fees, communication – Naomi is fantastic and Core Eight are one of the best companies I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. “Daniel Green”

David & Nicole

We have always found Rica (the company manager) to be extremely professional, friendly and very helpful in finding accommodations that suit our needs in the Kobe area. “David & Nicole”

Daniel Rudolph

Rica and her staff at Core Eight have been a delight to do business with! They helped me find an apartment that I absolutely love. “Daniel Rudolph”

Paul & Yuko

For my 18 years here in Japan Rica has helped us find great rental places, even walking us through our first home purchase here in Kobe! “Paul & Yuko”


Rica understood what kind of accommodation I was looking for and not only found me the perfect apartment but also gave helpful tips around life in Kobe. “Julia”


I would highly recommend Rica’s services without reservation. “Bruce”



Core Eight is now associated with Nakagawa Jyuken and selling KOMINKA - old wooden traditional houses built in a traditional Japanese architectural style using timeless building techniques and natural materials.

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