Tokyo Real Estate News & Information

Tokyo's Property Market & Useful Tips for Property Owners

Stay informed on Tokyo land prices, redevelopment projects, taxes on Japanese real estate, real estate terms, and more. We provide useful news and information especially for foreigners (non-residents) interested in buying, selling, and owning properties in Tokyo.

English-speaking Realtors and Real Estate Professionals in Japan

We would like to introduce you to some English-speaking real estate agents and professionals located throughout Japan. When conducting a real estate transaction, it is often said that you should work with a real estate agent from the location of the property if possible. A local real estate agent wi…

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What is the definition of a “Jiko Bukken” property? Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism announces the guidelines.

What is the definition of a “Jiko Bukken” property? You may have heard it before but often do not know well. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has recently released “Guidelines for Psychological Defects in Real Estate Transactions (Draft)”. These guidelines are mainly wri…

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What is Home Staging? Staging your home for a more attractive property

Why not consider “Home Staging” for making your home attractive for prospective buyers or lessees? What is Home Staging? Home staging is a method of arranging furniture, lighting, houseplants, miscellaneous goods decorated in a house or apartment unit for sale or lease, to maximize the attractivene…

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Amendment of Japan’s Real Property Registration Act

To make inheritance registration of land ownership and change of owner address become mandatory in Japan  Registration of inheritance and change of address of land ownership will be mandatory (to be enforced by 2024). After the amendment is in effect, failure to do such duties without good reason w…

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The Brand-New "Homat Sharon" units (3-5BR) are available for RENT!

Homat Sharon - New luxury aparment for foreign exectives The new Homat Sharon was completed in June 2021 on a vast 6,085-square-meter site that included the former Homat Sharon and adjacent land to the east. It is situated in a prime location on the south side of Arisugawa Park, surrounded by the G…

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The Quality of Homat Series Apartments in Tokyo

Homat brand apartments are designed and built by Kowa Real Estate specifically for foreign company executives and diplomats living in central Tokyo. Since 1965, Homat properties have been developed mainly around central Tokyo in areas such as Hiroo, Azabu, Akasaka, and Roppongi. These areas are popu…

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Official Average Roadside Land Prices of Tokyo 2021 - The prices have fallen for the first time in 8 years

On July 1st, the National Tax Agency released its annual average roadside land prices for 2021 (calculated as of January 1st). The national average for the average roadside land price has fallen by 0.5% and resulted in decline for the first time in 6 years. The prefectural average for this year sho…

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Japan enacts Land Use Restriction Bill

Japan enacts Land Use Restriction Bill In the early hours of March 26, the Japanese government enacted a new bill (Land Use Restriction Bill) tightening regulations on the the acquisition and usage of land around Self-Defense Forces bases, nuclear plants, and remote islands that are adjacent to the…

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English-speaking Architecture Firms / Architects in Japan

We have many requests from foreign customers who want to buy lands and build houses on them, rebuild old houses, renovate preowned condominiums in Japan. We find, however, that many foreigners are worried about communication in Japanese and are not able to convey the desired image and design well. …

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Taxes and Expenses after acquiring Real Estate in Japan

When you purchase real estate in Japan such as your own home or an income-generation property, there are taxes and miscellaneous expenses that you have to pay after your purchase or throughout the period of your ownership. We here provide a guidance on taxes and expenses after your purchasing real…

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