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.

Housing Loan Tax Deduction

Buying a home is the most expensive purchase experience for many of us, and housing market conditions have a significant impact on Japanese economy. Therefore, in Japan, various tax incentives have been taken for housing purchases in accordance with the economic and financial conditions of the coun…

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Asian Buying Power in Japanese Real Estate

The following article is contributed by Graham Hill of Find Hokkaido Agents. While Japan has historically been a very homogenous country, changes in population trends are bringing new buyers and foreign money to Japanese real estate. Changes in the Demographics of Japan Japan was one of the first…

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Foreign Interest in Japan's Ski Resorts on the Rise - Investing in Paradise

The following article is contributed by Ana Marife Vios, Marketing and Communications Manager at Nippon Tradings International (NTI). From the blue sea and white sandy beaches of Okinawa to the snow-covered slopes of Hokkaido, Japan’s resort destinations can surely cater to every traveler’s need fo…

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Luxury Apartments in Tokyo – International Comparison of the Sales Prices and the Rents

Is real estate in Tokyo more expensive or less expensive than that in the world’s major cities? (Version of Apartment) We would like to explain the reason why real estate in Tokyo is highly evaluated and to show the data comparing the sales prices and rents of luxury apartments in central Tokyo wit…

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Official Average Roadside Land Prices of Tokyo 2023 - Zero decline for the first time in 3 years

On July 3rd, the National Tax Agency released its average roadside land prices for 2023 (calculated as of January 1st). The national average for the average roadside land price has increased by 1.5% and resulted in an increase for the 2nd consecutive year.  Due to the return of people and the recov…

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Maximum Borrowing Amount for a Housing Loan in Japan

When you consider using a housing loan to purchase real estate in Japan, it is important for you to first understand how much you can borrow from a bank. If you know the approximate amount you can borrow, you may get to know the amount that you need as your own funds, the budget of the real estate…

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Tokyo’s Apartments with Life Continuity Performance - Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s subsidy for purchase of emergency stockpiles and equipment

For promotion of home evacuation, Tokyo Metropolitan Government has started to register the apartments which are prepared for disasters and to announce the list of such apartments as “Tokyo’s apartments to stay during a disaster (Apartments with Life Continuity Performance)”. For the management ass…

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Low Interest rates of Housing Loans in Japan – Points for choosing a Housing Loan

Because loan interest rates in Japan have remained low in recent years, most of the people who buy their own homes use a housing loan to do so. In this article, we would like to explain interest rates of housing loans, types of interest rate and their characteristics, and repayment methods as the p…

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Restoration and cleaning fee when moving out of rental housing in Japan

How much of the deposit will be refunded when vacating a rental apartment? The Lease contracts used when renting housing have a clause defining the restoration requirements for a property when moving out. Most contracts will state that “the lessee shall restore the leased property to it's original…

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Official Land Prices of Japan in 2023 – Tokyo’s prices see increase for 2nd Consecutive year both in Commercial Areas and Residential Areas

On March 22, 2023, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism announced the official land prices as of January 1, 2023. The data for 2023 shows a 1.6% increase nationwide (0.6% in 2022) in the fluctuation of the average prices for all types of land zoning, and the rate of increase…

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