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.

Lease Office Market Trends in Tokyo the second half of 2018

The office building market in Tokyo is experiencing an unexpectedly steady inflation due to a high demand from companies looking to relocate and expand their office spaces. While the vacancy rate of offices remains at a historically low level, most of the newly constructed building’s office spaces a…

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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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Expat Housing in Tokyo

Moving to Tokyo as a foreigner takes a lot of work to find a house and get settled. Such process involves selecting a property, area orientation, arranging a mover, all sorts of registrations, and necessary changes of all kinds. On top of that, you need to find a school and process enrollment if you…

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Real Estate Rental Income Tax in Japan

The income received when renting out a real estate property in Japan is counted as part of your taxable income. It may seem frustrating at first if you don't know where to ask or how things are calculated. Here in this easy to follow guide, we will explain what rental income taxes can affect real es…

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Standard Land Price for Tokyo in 2018 sees a 6 year consecutive increase

Standard Land Price for Tokyo in 2018 sees a 6 year consecutive increase; Steady demands of active foreign tourists, Effect of on-going redevelopment projects, Price rise is increasing in commercial area. On September 18th, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism announced the st…

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Tokyo Interior Design Services with English-friendly Agents

If you’re living or working in central Tokyo, you’ll likely find that housing and office space is more compact than what you may be used to in your home country. That said, layouts are often designed with ease of use and practicality in mind. Be it your home or office, you can customize your space t…

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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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