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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.

 

Buying a SIM card in Japan: 9 Essential Questions

Tuesday May 30, 2017

Particularly if you are planning a long-term stay in Japan or are already a resident, mobile phones equipped with local SIM cards—essential for everything from talking to friends, checking directions, making reservations and solving a my...

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Japanese Mobile Phones: Plans, Coverage and Services

Tuesday May 30, 2017

From the iPhone to the latest Android devices, Japanese mobile phones are outfitted with the latest technology with designs to suit every taste; whether you want to use them mostly for data exchange, phone calls or something else depends...

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Japan Earthquake Insurance Guide: A Simple Q&A

Friday May 12, 2017

There is no question that Japan has frequent earthquakes, yet it actually took many years of discussion and study before an earthquake insurance system was implemented. In fact, it wasn’t until the Niigata Earthquake of 1964 when the gov...

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Japanese warning system - J-ALERT

Tuesday May 9, 2017

Japan lies on the circum-Pacific volcanic belt and we cannot avoid the possibility of the occurrence of the large-scale earthquake and volcanic eruption.  In addition, there is a neighboring country which frequently test-fires the ballis...

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Real Estate Notary in Japan

Tuesday May 9, 2017

A real estate company in Japan has specialist staffs with the national qualification called Real Estate Notary(宅地建物取引士)in the proportion of more than one for five in all employees. Real Estate Notary has a broad knowledge and is to be pr...

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Health Care in Japan for English Speakers

Tuesday May 9, 2017

Medical care in Japan is comparable to that found in any Western country, with a broad range of clinics and hospitals that offer all types of medical care, from checkups and routine vaccinations to complex surgeries and emergency care. T...

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Tokyo Shotengai: A Look at the City’s Old Shopping Streets

Tuesday May 2, 2017

Imagine a bustling street lined with shops. On the left, you can see a popular chain restaurant; on the right you have a store that has no signage in front, but is actually a traditional soba shop. Time-worn antiques and edgy boutiques,...

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Ranking of Real Estate Companies

Thursday April 27, 2017

We, PLAZA HOMES, have had an evaluation of 2nd place of the month of March, 2017 in the buying and selling section of the monthly ranking for real estate companies with service for foreigners; it is based on the evaluation by foreign use...

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Finnish TV program introduced our rental properties

Wednesday April 26, 2017

In the recently aired Finnish popular TV variety show named "Salesman Jethro travels", our service and our handling properties were introduced in a segment reporting real estate of Tokyo. In the show which uniquely reports "food, clothi...

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8 Best Marathons in Japan from Beginner to Hardcore

Friday April 14, 2017

At least since after World War II, running has been a popular sport in Japan. Some might say that it is the second most popular sport in the country, after baseball, of course. And why not? Running is relatively cheap and convenient, wit...

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Best Japanese Learning Apps: 8 Tools for Language Mastery

Monday April 10, 2017

Whether you are studying at home or newly arrived in the country, the Japanese language can seem impossible to those just starting to learn it. That said, there's one simple way to survive no matter how little time you have: All you need...

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A Simple Guide to Home Insurance in Japan

Monday April 3, 2017

Living in Japan as a foreigner, you may face challenges due to culture shock, language barriers and just plain cross-cultural misunderstanding. But beyond these obvious daily experiences, foreign residents may also have to overcome hurdl...

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Official Land Prices of Japan in 2017 – Increase of price rise in Tokyo Commercial and Residential Areas

Monday March 27, 2017

On March 21th the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism announced the official land prices as of January 1st, 2017. The data points 0.4% increase of nationwide price fluctuation average (for all land usage) which has r...

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Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo 2017 - A Brief Guide to Hanami Culture & List of Popular Spots

Friday March 17, 2017

According to the latest forecast stated on March 22 by Japan Weather Association(JWA), the blooming of cherry blossoms this year has started on March 21st and will reach full bloom on April 1 in Tokyo. We had the warm weather last Decemb...

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Tokyo Gyms: Fitness Clubs in Central Tokyo

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Having settled into your new living arrangements in Tokyo, are you wondering if there are any options for gyms or fitness clubs nearby? Don’t worry! Whether you want to just keep up with your exercise routine back home, or to build up th...

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Experience the Beauty of Sado, the Japanese Tea Ceremony

Friday March 10, 2017

In a peaceful moment, imagine the design of an elegant kimono, the asymmetrical beauty of a flower arrangement nearby, the contrast of light bamboo implements and the dark cast iron water container, the tea bowl is at the ready and the t...

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Exploring Ikebana, The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging

Friday March 10, 2017

Ikebana is the traditional art of japanese flower arranging, but don’t mistake it for a version of Western-style floral arrangements – there’s a lot more to ikebana than initially meets the eye. With its origins in the spiritual, and its...

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Moving to Japan: 6 Helpful Tips for Getting Settled

Friday March 10, 2017

Moving to another country is never an easy task, even more so when you are moving to Japan! But no matter how strange, weird or exotic things may seem, life in any country ultimately comes down to basics like how to sort your garbage, ho...

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Take a Nikko Day Trip and Experience a Sacred Slice of Japan

Friday March 10, 2017

Some places defy easy description, and must be experienced to be appreciated; the Alhambra in Spain, the Grand Canyon in the USA, and in Japan, the shrines and temples of Nikko in Tochigi prefecture. Nikko is a Unesco world heritage site...

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Pick the right fish for your dish - How to read seafood labels in Japan

Wednesday March 8, 2017

Expats in Japan often shop at local supermarkets. But unfortunately, the food labels are not in English. Seafood labels are especially difficult to understand and select for your particular dish. You often see the lables of "生食用" (for ra...

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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

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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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