I recently moved to Nagoya and used the services of Interlink (http://www.interlinknagoya.com/). This is my fourth relocation from one country to another as an adult. I moved from the US to China, the US to Taiwan, Taiwan to Korea and used Interlink to help me relocate from Korea to Nagoya, Japan. Interlink helped me find an apartment but also helped me apply for my ARC, local bank account and cell phone in one day! Interlink also accept international credit cards while most realtors in Japan do not. This means that if you have to pay key money etc. then you need to deal with the complexities of a bank transfer at a time when you have other things to worry about. I would strongly recommend Interlink for any expat moving to Nagoya.
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