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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 foreigners living in Japan, a calendar showing Japan’s national holidays is indispensable for everyday life. It is however difficult to find one in English. We here at PLAZA HOMES would like to share our original calendar that we mak...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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