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.

The 3A Areas in Central Tokyo – The Allure of Azabu, Akasaka, and Aoyama

Minato-ku lies at the center of Tokyo and its allure attracts many big domestic and foreign companies looking to establish their offices there and business people with high incomes looking for a place to live. Within this ward are the areas of “Azabu”, “Aoyama”, and “Akasaka”. These three locations…

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Guide to Traditional and Modern Japanese Architecture

Tokyo Architecture Offers a Rich, Visual Guide of Japan’s Past and Present Japan has a lot to offer to those with an interest in architecture. Architectural styles in Japan have evolved over the centuries, heavily influenced by geography, climate, the raw materials available, and even the course of…

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Official Average Roadside Land Prices of Tokyo 2018

On July 2nd, the National Tax Agency released its annual average roadside land prices for 2018 (calculated from January 1st). The national average for the average roadside land price has risen by 0.7% since the previous year making this the 3rd consecutive year it has risen. The prefectural average…

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Owning a Japanese Ski Holiday Property

This is article was provided by Mr. Ziv Nakajima-Magen, a partner and executive manager at Nippon Tradings International.    Winter Is Coming Japan is internationally renown for having some of the world’s best winter sports hotspots – according to “Snow Japan”, one of the leading English language J…

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Official Land Prices of Japan in 2018 – Increase of price rise in Tokyo Commercial and Residential Areas

On March 27, 2018, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism announced the official land prices as of January 1, 2018. The data for 2018 shows a 0.7% nationwide increase in the fluctuation of the average prices for all types of zoned land. For the first time since 1992, the land p…

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Renting Property with a Pet in Japan

It is common practice that residential properties in Japan have very strict rules regarding the ownership of pets. These rules are decided and enforced by the building owner and or management. If you would like to have a pet or already have a pet that you would like to live with, starting your searc…

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Home Inspections in Japan

While common in Western countries, in Japan home inspections before purchasing or selling a home is rare. The Japanese government is currently pushing forward the development of laws regarding effective use of home inspections when purchasing or selling pre-owned homes. The purpose being not only to…

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Use of Home Inspection upon Selling and Buying an Existing house

As a measure for facilitating the purchase of pre-owned homes, the government has decided to amend the “Building Lots and Buildings Transaction Business” Act. The changes will be put into effect in April, 2018. In the amended law, the government has established the use of “Home inspection” as the me…

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Housing Policy in Japan – Pre-owned Housing Market

Since 2006, Japan’s housing policy has been shifting from a supply of newly built housing to focusing on the effective use of pre-owned housing stock. Here is an introduction to the present trend of Japan’s housing market and the measures taken by the Government to encourage the purchasing of pre-ow…

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Earthquake Resistance of Buildings in Japan

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. When an earthquake does occur, the risk to your home depends on ma…

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