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.

Prestigious Residential Areas in Tokyo – Your Guide

High-class residential areas in Tokyo, such as Hiroo, Azabu, Shoto, Akasaka, and Takanawadai, are renowned for their prestige. These neighborhoods, often located on hilltops with scenic views, offer a tranquil living environment in central Tokyo. They feature low-rise luxury condos and rental apart…

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Apartment Renovation Costs and Renovation

The cost of renovating an apartment varies depending on the scope of the construction and the details of the renovation such as the equipment. We will, here, explain the approximate cost of apartment renovation for each renovation area.We will also introduce the estimated construction costs of reno…

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Renting a Spacious House in Tokyo

For those who are looking for a spacious rental residence in Tokyo, we will guide you on renting a house here.When people coming to Japan from overseas look for a house, one of their concerns may be that houses in Japan are smaller than those in Western countries. While there are many spacious apar…

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Putting Holes in Rented Apartment Walls in Japan

You may be wondering if it is allowed to drill holes in the walls of rented properties in Japan, and if so, what size holes are permitted. Putting holes on the walls will enable you to hang posters, hang wall clocks, install shelves and many other decorative items however, you may or may not be res…

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Pre-owned Condominium in Tokyo Trends and fluctuations 2023

We have summarized here the transaction trends for the year 2023 of pre-owned condominium apartments in the Tokyo metropolitan area (Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa) which is commutable to Tokyo including the central Tokyo area. Trends and fluctuations 2023 Number of contracts In 2023 the number of contra…

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Points to Determine If Renovation is Necessary

About older apartments, the approximate age of the apartment and each facility is a good indicator of whether renovation should be done. For your comfortable and clean home, please use the following information as a reference for making your renovation plan to determine when it is desirable to reno…

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Renovation of Pre-owned Apartment

More and more people are buying pre-owned apartments and remodeling or renovating them to their own taste. Here, we will explain what you can do and what you need to be aware of when remodeling or renovating your apartment. 1. Only the exclusively-owned area can be renovated Condominium apartments,…

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Fire insurance premiums will increase in 2024!

General Insurance Rating Organization of Japan has announced that in October 2024, the premiums of fire insurance, which covers damage to buildings caused by fire, lightning, etc., will be raised by 13.0% on average nationwide. The background to the revision is that the amount of insurance payouts…

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Renting an Apartment in Japan: A Guide for Foreigners

With an increase in the number of foreign workers in Japan, the housing needs of foreigners in Tokyo and regional cities are increasing. When foreigners rent apartments or houses in Japan, they may come across some problematic situations due to the language barrier, Japanese business customs, or du…

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I want to give up inherited land! - About the System of Vesting of Inherited Land in the National Treasury

The System of vesting of inherited land in the national treasury is a system that allows you to request the government to take over the land in Japan that you do not want to inherit, due to reasons such as not planning to use it yourself, difficulty in renting or selling, or saving time and cost in…

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