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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.

 

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, cloth...

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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, wi...

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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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Residential area for commuting International Schools in Tokyo

Wednesday March 8, 2017

Many international schools are found in Tokyo and Yokohama. Curriculums, teaching philosophies, tuition, and the size of the school are all contributing factors to deciding on the one for you. But location is also important. In order to...

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The expiration date on food products in Japan

Monday March 6, 2017

In Japan, the expiration date and consumption date are determined based on JAS Law and Food Sanitation Law. Have you ever wondered where the expiration date on food products are in Japan?Here we explain what the dates indicate on package...

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Age Restrictions in Japan: Drinking, Smoking, Voting & More

Monday February 27, 2017

Age matters a lot in Japan. From the earliest school years until a person finds a job and even into retirement, a Japanese person’s age is connected strongly with their status in society. The age of 20, when a person is said to have beco...

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Furniture for Expat residences in Japan – Bringing, leasing or buying.

Sunday February 19, 2017

When you lease a residence in Japan, typical lease properties with long-term contract do not come with furniture and appliances. We here provide guidance about how foreign expats can prepare for them as well as its options and precaution...

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Skiing Near Tokyo Made Easy and Fun with 6 Great Resorts

Tuesday February 14, 2017

It’s snow season in Japan, and whether you’re an avid skier or snowboarder, or just looking to bring the kids to have some fun in the snow, there are many topnotch ski resorts just a day trip away from Japan’s bustling capital city. Ski...

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Where to buy sweet Valentine’s chocolate in Tokyo

Friday February 10, 2017

Valentine’s Day (February 14th) is celebrated in Japan every year not just by couples, but between friends and families. The custom of giving chocolate as a gift from the female to their favorite male has started around the 1950s in Jap...

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Brand-new property for Sale in Azabujuban

Monday February 6, 2017

LUXUDEAR AZABUJUBAN New birth of the Most Advanced Designer Apartment in 2-Chome, Minami-Azabu, Minato-Ku – In the center of Central Tokyo. ■ Prime Area surrounded by 3 stations of Azabujuban, Shirokane-takanawa, and Hiroo.■ Easy acc...

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Hay fever, Allergy season: Pollen Dispersal Forecast for 2017 in Japan

Wednesday February 1, 2017

It is forecasted that pollen dispersal this year will start around the same time as an average year throughout Japan. The amount of pollen dispersal is expected to be slightly more or less or the same level as in an average year. However...

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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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Buying Properties in Tokyo

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

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