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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.

 

A guide to transportation options for getting around Tokyo

Friday August 4, 2017

Finding your way in Tokyo can seem overwhelming at first. It's an enormous city with a language that you may not understand or be able to read. But, like any large city, it has plenty of transportation options available to help you get w...

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Japanese High-tech Toilets: From First Sit to Last Flush

Friday August 4, 2017

Japan is known as a land of extremes, and even in modern-day urban Tokyo, you can find "washiki (Japanese-style, hole-in-the-ground)" toilets, and in extreme contrast, the high-tech toilets of today. Not only are the high-tech "yoshiki (...

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Gas Stations in Japan - How to fill up

Tuesday August 1, 2017

If you own a car or for whatever other reason need to drive in Japan, then you have no doubt become acquainted with the Japanese gas station. Originally, Japanese gas stations were full-service only, with a few attendants waiting around...

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Cafes with Wifi in Tokyo: 8 Connected Coffee Joints

Friday July 28, 2017

A good cuppa joe and free wifi are two things that can be surprisingly hard to find even in the sprawling metropolis that is Tokyo. Sure, you could try to locate the nearest Starbucks or local coffee chain such as Tully's, but why not be...

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Best Tokyo Barbeque Spots: 8 Sizzling Summer Meateries

Friday July 21, 2017

Sizzling heat means sizzling meat! While there might be not much space in Tokyo, the Japanese have certainly found a way to maximize the space to cater to everyone's barbeque needs. Whether you go for the full camping experience, the rel...

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Japanese Gardens in Tokyo – Nihon Teien

Thursday July 6, 2017

Are you needing a moment of Zen or otherwise looking for some peace and quiet amid all the business of daily life in Tokyo? May we suggest you try visiting a traditional Japanese garden (Nihon Teien)? Depending on the style of garden, yo...

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Hamarikyu Gardens (Hamarikyu Onshi Teien)

Thursday July 6, 2017

"Hamarikyu Gardens", a large Japanese garden, lies in halfway between Hamatsucho Sta. and Shinbashi Sta. on JR Yamanote Line, near Shiodome Sta. on Ooedo Line and facing Tokyo Bay. This garden was initially developed as a villa for Tokug...

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Japanese Funeral Etiquette: Some Helpful Guidelines

Wednesday July 5, 2017

Funerals are always a difficult time. Unfortunately, such occurrences are an inevitable part of life in Japan just like everywhere else. Nearly all Japanese funerals, or Ososhiki, are conducted Buddhist-style, regardless of what religion...

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Where to Volunteer in Tokyo

Monday June 26, 2017

Volunteering is a good thing to do the world over and Tokyo is no exception. Volunteerism has been rising in popularity in Japan in recent years following the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster and resulting Fukushima Daiichi nuclear d...

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The Best Way to Learn Japanese: 7 Savvy Strategies

Thursday June 22, 2017

So you're living in Japan and the only Japanese you know involves food names like sushi and tempura or brand names of electronics or cars. Some other expats may jokingly reassure you that you can get around with just saying "sumimasen (e...

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Hiking Around Tokyo: 6 Great Spots for Peak Outdoor Fun

Wednesday June 21, 2017

When most people think of good places to hike near Japan's capital city, the uber-famous Mount Fuji usually comes to mind. While certainly of peak interest, this mighty mountain may actually be too challenging for some. But did you know...

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Camping in Japan: 10 Great Spots to Pitch your Tent

Friday June 9, 2017

When most people think of Japan, exotic food, unique culture and quirky trends probably come to mind well before the idea of roughing it in the wild does. That said, whether for families, groups or solo travellers hoping for a brief resp...

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Fireworks (Hanabi) Festival in Tokyo 2017

Friday June 2, 2017

Each year, there are many beautiful firework events light up the sky during the summer in Japan.Japan is known to have the most beautiful fireworks in the world. Fireworks in Japan have been used in the Olympic in the past. These are th...

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Azabujuban Shopping Area - A traditional Japanese village with an international community in central Tokyo

Thursday June 1, 2017

History of Azabujuban Azabujuban Shopping Street has prospered as a temple town of the Zenpukuji Temple for over 300 years since Edo Era. The area also prospered as an important crossing point for traffic centered along the Furukawa Ri...

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Traditional Japanese festivals in Tokyo – 2017 Summer

Wednesday May 31, 2017

Matsuri is the Japanese word for a festival. It is a local festival celebrated by the local people in different areas in Japan. In the summer time, matsuri is held everywhere all across Japan and dates vary from area to area. The usual m...

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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

As Japan lies on the circum-Pacific volcanic belt, the occurrence of the large-scale earthquakes and possibly volcanic eruptions, are unavoidable. If that wasn't troublesome enough in and of itself, Japan has a neighboring country that f...

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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 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.

Properties for Sale in Tokyo

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