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.

A Simple Guide to Home Insurance in Japan

Living in Japan as a foreigner, you may face challenges due to culture shock, language barriers and just plain cross-cultural misunderstanding. But beyond these obvious daily experiences, foreign residents may also have to overcome hurdles in times of stress or disaster. When you own or rent a prop…

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2nd Roppongi Hills (Roppongi 5-chome Project) completion in 2030 – Roppongi will be an even more attractive town! -

The outline of the plan for Tokyo’s largest redevelopment, “Roppongi 5-chome West District Redevelopment”, has finally been revealed. The plan is also commonly known as “2nd Roppongi Hills”, which covers a vast area adjacent to Roppongi Hills and Roppongi Intersection. In Minato Ward, where ARK Hil…

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Japan's Real Estate Market Trends in 2023

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism releases "Japan Property Price Index" every month. Based on the latest version (released on December 28, 2023), we will explain the trends in 2023. "Japan Property Price Index" is calculated based on information of approximately 300,000 re…

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Loan for Home Renovation

In recent years, there has been a growing trend of people purchasing preowned properties for renovation when buying a house. In Japan, many individuals opt for housing loans when buying a house, but loans are also available for covering renovation costs. Here, we provide guidance on the process, fi…

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Lease Guarantor Companies in Japan

When renting apartments in Japan, it is common for lease agreements to mandate the involvement of a guarantor company. Many such agreements necessitate the provision of either a joint guarantor or a guarantor company at the time of contract conclusion. A joint guarantor or a guarantor company has t…

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Rent Arrears and Eviction Process in Japan

When a tenant in your rental property is behind on rent payments, it is important to note that Japanese law does not permit immediate eviction requests or changing of door locks and keys by the landlord. To address potential issues related to rent arrears, it is essential to understand the appropri…

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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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Registration will be mandatory when inheriting real estate in Japan!

From 1 April 2024, application for inheritance registration will be mandated, and penalties will be imposed for failure to do so. This act will apply to all persons who inherit real estate in Japan, including Japanese nationals and foreigners residing outside of Japan. In the past, many people did…

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About the Handling of Keys for a Rental Housing Japan

What should you do if you lose a key for a lease house? Here we provide guidance about how to handle losing a lease housing key and how much it costs for recovery or compensation. What should you do if you lose a key for a rental housing such as a rental apartment or a rental detached house? Here w…

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What is Group Credit Life Insurance (Danshin)? - Insurance attached to a Housing Loan

When taking out a housing loan, you are required to join “Group credit life insurance” as one of the conditions of the loan. Group credit life insurance is a life insurance policy specifically for housing loans that reduces the loan debt to zero in the event that a housing loan borrower dies or bec…

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