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PLAZA HOMES offers various information about Real Estate News, Property Info. , Market Info., Events & Life in Tokyo, Useful Tips for Investors, etc.

 

The Monthly Japanese Calendar 2018 in English

Thursday November 16, 2017

For a foreigner living in Japan, the calendar showing the national holidays in Japan is indispensable for everyday life, but it is in fact difficult to find the one described in English. We, PLAZAHOMES, here to present the original calen...

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Earthquake resistance of buildings in Japan

Friday November 10, 2017

If you are thinking of buying or building a home in Japan but are concerned about earthquakes, take heart—compared to other countries, the collapse ratio of buildings due to a powerful earthquake is said to be extremely low in Japan. Whe...

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Paying Bills in Japan Conveniently: A Simple Guide

Thursday October 26, 2017

Paying bills is no one's favorite thing to do, regardless of where you live. Still, as far as how you do it, Japan makes it relatively painless. There are a variety of convenient ways you can pay your bills in Japan, whether it's your ut...

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Catching A Taxi in Tokyo: Everything you Need to Know

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Convenient as the train system is, there are times when you need to take a taxi in Tokyo. And with the starting fare lowered from Y730 to Y410 in early 2017, hopping on a cab for a short ride has become a bit easier on the wallet. While...

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Reconstruction of Japanese old apartment building

Tuesday October 24, 2017

Apartment buildings started being built in large numbers all across Japan in the late 1960’s and most the ones still standing have not undergone any reconstruction. While there are various opinions and data regarding the life span of a J...

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Koyo: Autumn Leaf Viewing in Tokyo

Friday October 20, 2017

Koyo is the Japanese word for autumn leaves changing colors, and like Hanami in the spring, it offers a great opportunity to get out and enjoy a picnic on a fall afternoon in Tokyo. For those of you living in the Hiroo, Azabu, or Roppong...

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Niseko area in Hokkaido – Newly built apartment building for sale

Tuesday October 17, 2017

The Niseko area in Hokkaido gradually gained popularity among Australian tourists who visit its local ski resorts. The Niseko area has become a world-famous resort town standing out amongst the other areas of Hokkaido. Niseko attracts ma...

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Long-term repair plan for Apartment (Large-scale repair & Reserve fund for repairs)

Monday October 16, 2017

Proper maintenance is crucial for maintaining the safety, comfort and value of an apartment building. Conducting appropriate renovations with considerations to the age and deterioration of a building in a timely manner makes a great diff...

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Tips for buying an old apartment in Japan

Wednesday October 11, 2017

According to a survey taken by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the total number of apartment buildings (as of 2012) in Japan is approximately 5,900,000. It is estimated that the number buildings over 40 years old will...

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Lifespan of Japanese Apartment

Wednesday October 4, 2017

What is the life span of an apartment in Japan? How many years will it remain habitable. When you consider purchasing a second-hand condominium, many may wonder how long they will be able to reside there. Many older apartments provide at...

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Brand-new Condominium for Sale: Grand Le JADE Shibuya Tomigaya

Friday September 29, 2017

A newly built luxury condominium apartment on a hilltop one block from Yamate-dori Street. Just a 5 min walk from Yoyogi-koen Station (Metro Chiyoda Line) and Yoyogi-Hachiman Station (Odakyu Line) Location Its elevation is approximatel...

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Travel information sites and bilingual travel agents in Japan

Tuesday September 26, 2017

While you're in Japan, one thing you will not want to miss out on is visiting some of the many tourist destinations that the country offers. With a long history of civilization stretching back more than a thousand years, every sort of na...

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Where to buy Halloween costumes and decorations in Tokyo

Sunday September 24, 2017

Halloween 2017 is coming up very soon. Have you decided your costume for this year? In recent years, Halloween's popularity has clearly increased in Tokyo.  People in Tokyo spend a lot of time and money to put together their costumes ev...

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Standard Land Price in 2017 for Tokyo

Saturday September 23, 2017

 The Standard Land Price for Tokyo has been consecutively increasing these past 5 years. In 2017 redevelopment projects and office building construction have been active, and inflation is increasing in commercial areas. On September 19t...

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Cycling in Tokyo: Bicycle Rules & Regulations

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Cycling in Tokyo reveals a side of the city most never see. Unchanged neighborhoods, hidden temples, quaint family run stores, and parks and museums galore can be visited far easier on two wheels than by train or even car. So, whether yo...

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Tokyo Flea Market Guide: 10 Bastions of Bargain-Hunting

Tuesday September 19, 2017

There are many different ways to experience the culture of a foreign place, but nothing gives quite the same insight into local pop culture, history and everyday life as a flea market. Tokyo has plenty such gatherings (known as “furima”...

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What to do in Case of an Earthquake: Safety and Evacuation

Friday September 8, 2017

Japan is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world, with research showing that there is a 70% probability that one might occur right below Tokyo within the next 30 years. Given that, it is highly advisable to get familiar w...

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Property for sale: New Building for Hotel & Vacation Rentals

Monday September 4, 2017

The planned completion date is in December of 2017. It is a vacation-rental style Inn located within an 8 min walk from Tsukuba Express Line Asakusa Station. It is near the Asakusa Senso-ji Temple and shops in Kappabashi that are popular...

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Emergency Evacuation Backpack for Natural Disasters in Japan

Friday September 1, 2017

Being prepared for emergency evacuation It is advisable to have an evacuation bag prepared in the event of an emergency evacuation in Japan due to an earthquake, fire, tsunami, lifeline cutoff, etc. What items are needed for you or your...

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An unlisted property for sale - Brand-new Condominium in Hamamatsucho

Friday August 18, 2017

This is a new condominium currently under construction along the Yamanote Line in Central Tokyo. It will be completed in a location overlooking a large public garden. Condominiums in prime locations such as this, that are newly built rig...

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Tokyo Living Info. for Expats

Information covering expat friendly bilingual facilities, international schools and useful living information, etc.

Tokyo Living Guide for Expats

Tokyo Area Guide

General descriptions of popular expat areas including photos and maps. 

Tokyo Area Information for Expats

Expat Housing in Tokyo

Great range of expat-friendly rental apartments and houses in central Tokyo and its suburbs.

Rental Apartments & Houses for Expats

The Market Rate for Rents for Expat Standard Properties in Tokyo

We provide luxurious, rental property information geared towards foreigners, as well as average rental fees of luxurious rental properties by area and by property type, etc.mainly around the most popular areas for foreign expats residing in Tokyo.

It will definitely be helpful when considering your budget for housing.

 

Average Rental Rate of Expat Properties

Commercial Rentals

As your first business partner in Tokyo, we will find the best property that fits your business strategy.

Office Space in Tokyo

Buying Properties in Tokyo

Everything you need to know to succeed in the Japanese Real Estate Market. For Residential & Investment.

Properties for Sale in Tokyo

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