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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.

 

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

Monday February 20, 2017

According to the latest forecast dated February 8, 2017 by Japan Weather Association(JWA), the blooming of cherry blossoms this year is expected to start on March 24 and reach full bloom on March 31 in Tokyo (* full bloom forecast is bas...

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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 Japa...

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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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Hay Fever (Kafunsho) in Japan

Wednesday February 1, 2017   Author : plazahomes

What is "hay fever (Kafunsho)"? Why do so many people suffer from hay fever in Japan? Pollenosis (commonly referred to as "hay fever"): allergic reactions triggered by pollenSymptoms of hay fever: sneezing, runny nose, nose congestion, e...

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Catching a Taxi in Tokyo

Monday January 30, 2017

Taxis, while not quite as common as salarymen, are a common sight in Tokyo. Indeed, there are in the neighborhood of 50,000 of them transporting people around Japan's capital. While not cheap by any standard, they provide convenient tran...

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How to find laundry detergent in Japan

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Finding detergents for laundry in Japan can be quite the challenge, especially for those who are unable to read Japanese. Here is a great guide to shop laundry detergents in Japan. Main keywords you should know 洗濯SentakuLaundry / Wash...

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Onsen Etiquette: 6 Simple Tips on How to Bathe in Japan

Friday January 20, 2017

Nothing exceeds the relaxing properties and culture experience of visiting a hot spring, or onsen, in Japan. To truly embrace the local lifestyle a trip to an onsen is a highly recommended experience beloved by visitors and new foreign r...

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Tokyo Golf: Where to Tee Off in or Around Japan's Capital

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Been missing your pitching wedge? Wondering what the links are like in Japan? Hoping that tee time is still an option in your new Tokyo home? If so, we’ve got some ideas for you. You may know the reputation of golf in Japan – that it’s v...

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10 Top Tokyo Festivals to Satisfy Your Cultural Craving

Tuesday December 20, 2016

One of the most enjoyable aspects of life in Japan is the many festivals that take place throughout the year, often distinct to an area or region. Tokyo is no exception, with a number of unique festivals ranging from religious parades wh...

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Expat Community in Tokyo: Meetup Opportunities for Foreigners

Monday December 19, 2016

If you've recently moved to Tokyo, you may not have yet gotten the chance to make friends or acquaintances. If you don't speak Japanese on top of that, this can feel like a daunting task. Or, maybe you're getting ready to move to Tokyo a...

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Nengajo – New Year’s Cards

Tuesday December 13, 2016

Every year in late December the Japanese postal system is inundated with colorful post cards crisscrossing the country. These are 年賀状 (Nengajo) or New Year’s cards. Similarly to the way many westerners send Christmas cards to family and...

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6 Great Places for 'Hatsumode' during the Japanese New Year

Tuesday December 13, 2016

On the first day of the Japanese new year, you will see many people heading to shinto shrines and temples for "hatsumode," or the first prayer of the year. On this day, people bring back old omamori protective amulets - which are suppose...

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Earthquake-proof your Home: A Simple Safety Checklist

Tuesday December 6, 2016

 With a tremor occurring in Japan every five minutes, it’s never too early to get your home earthquake-ready to ensure minimum damage and maximum chances of survival. If you come from a country that doesn’t suffer from earthquakes so fre...

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Earthquake App Options: 6 Smart Choices for your Smartphone

Thursday November 24, 2016

As even Japan's reliable mobile phone networks will inevitably get jammed during natural disasters, the internet is your best bet for getting information and disseminating information about yourself. If you're new to Japan or aren't flue...

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

Tuesday November 22, 2016

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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The Monthly Japanese Calendar 2017 in English

Monday November 14, 2016

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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Japan and Earthquakes: Why They Happen and How to Scale Them

Monday November 7, 2016

In Japan, you will sometimes hear sudden beeping noise interrupting your TV program and words flashing across the top of the screen - that is a public announcement of the occurrence and magnitude of any earthquake or natural disaster tha...

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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

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