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The best places to find apartment for rent for foreigners in Hanoi

Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital and the country’s cultural and political hub. Today, It is attracting a lot of foreigners to live and work because of its strong development opportunities, worldwide integration lifestyle, yet it still retains the old beauty of more than 2000 years of civilization.

Therefore, if you are looking for houses for foreigners to rent in Hanoi and wish to live in places with Japanese, Korean, or Western communities, you won’t want to ignore the article below!

Apartment for rent for Japanese

Ba Dinh District

Ba Dinh district is an ideal place for Japanese experts who come to Vietnam to invest and work. Given a combination of state headquarters, diplomatic missions, and the country's top universities, Ba Dinh district becomes the country's political and administrative capital.

Therefore, the Ba Dinh district is regarded as a place with high intellectual standards, an efficient transit system, and the construction of many modern facilities.

Panoramic view of the Ba Dinh district from above

The Japanese Embassy, which is located on Lieu Giai street in Ngoc Khanh ward, is one of the most important contributors in the development of Japanese communities working and living in the surrounding areas. Typical Japanese-populated areas include Kim Ma Street, Linh Lang Street, Dao Tan Street (Ba Dinh District).

When renting a house in these places, Japanese people can easily get access to the Japanese embassy to handle the necessary documents for work or settle any problems that may arise in Vietnam.

Besides, the Ba Dinh district is well-known for its numerous Japanese food streets. More than 20 Japanese restaurants, ranging from high-end to affordable, are located along Kim Ma road between Voi Phuc temple (Ngoc Khanh ward) and Nui Truc crossroads (Giang Vo ward) to cater to clients’ dining demands. This area is home to both Japanese and indigenous residents

Bustling Japanese Street on Kim Ma Street, Ngoc Khanh Ward, Ba Dinh District

A small, cozy Japanese restaurant located on Kim Ma street

Many Japanese restaurants from high-end to affordable in Linh Lang street, Dao Tan

On the other hand, the traffic system in the Ba Dinh district is synchronized and quickly radiates to neighboring areas because it is in the heart of Hanoi. Especially, when living in an apartment for foreigners to rent on Giang Vo street, foreigners can easily access Cat Linh station to take the high-speed train to recreational centers or working spaces.

Cat Linh - Ha Dong high-speed train station

Moreover, Japanese and other foreigners living in Ba Dinh district will have numerous sites to visit on weekends, ranging from the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chinh Minh Museum,... to old temples and pagodas such as Quan Thanh Temple, Voi Phuc Temple, One Pillar Pagoda, and so on.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum at Ba Dinh Square

One Pillar Pagoda is a spiritual and cultural symbol of Hanoi

All of the above attractions of Ba Dinh district create an ideal living space that attracts many Japanese to live.

Nam Tu Liem District

Nam Tu Liem District is an area that can not be ignored when it comes to apartments for rent in Ha Noi. In the past few years, Nam Tu Liem District is attracting a large number of Japanese communities to live because of its world-class urban projects.

One of the most livable places for Japanese people is the Vinhomes Smart City urban area at Tay Mo and Dai Mo streets, Nam Tu Liem district, Ha Noi. This is the first international smart urban area in Viet Nam and has many works bearing bold Japanese architecture.

Vinhomes Smart City urban area at Tay Mo and Dai Mo streets, Nam Tu Liem district, Ha Noi


Vinhomes Smart City with Japanese architecture imprints

Vinhomes Smart City park is full of Japanese character

In particular, Vinhomes Smart City stands out with the core “four pillars” in smart ecological systems as follows: smart security, smart operation, smart home, smart community.

In addition, Vinhomes Smart City fully offers a comprehensive range of facilities to meet all needs of residents here, such as Vinmec international hospital, Vincom commercial center, Vinschool inter-school system, five-star service Vinhomes,…

Moreover, Vinhomes Smart City is located on the route of Thang Long Boulevard intersecting with urban railway lines. These are considered the arterial roads of Nam Tu Liem district so that Vinhomes Smart City’ residents can easily and conveniently commute to the center the of capital.

Tay Ho District

Another area in Ha Noi where many Japanese experts choose to live is the Tay Ho district. Japanese people in Hanoi often prefer to stay in luxury 5-star serviced apartments such as Pan Pacific, Fraser Suite, Somerset West Lake, Somerset West Point, Elegant Suite West Lake,… because of many modern facilities and high quality of life.

Pan Pacific Ha Noi building

Fraser Suite Ha Noi building