Earthquake Proof Rental Properties

Apartments & Houses with higher Tolerance against Earthquakes

Within Tokyo, there are many condominium apartments and detached houses that have undergone earthquake resistance strengthening modifications or were built utilizing special earthquake resistant structures. 

Here is a selection of earthquake resistant rental properties utilizing seismic isolation structure, damping structure, 2x4 structure or another form of earthquake resistant reinforcement. Some of these properties have disaster prevention measures such as having a water well, stocking emergency supplies (food, blankets, first aid), and more in place.

2 x 4 Structure

With regard to wooden structures, buildings framed with 2x4’s and 2x6’s tend to be more resistant against earthquakes when compared to timber-framed structures. These structures are able to disperse their loads upon receiving seismic motions.

Rental Properties built with 2x4 Structure in Tokyo


Exterior of The House Cacao Chofu
Chofu city
  • 2
  • 1.5
  • 119.6 sq.m.

A semi-detached house with 2x6 framing structure in a quiet residential area. It is a custom-ordered house with ECOCARAT walls for all the rooms, marble countertop kitchen, custom-made window shades, and a large bathroom (with whirlpool tub). It comes with a south-facing large and bright balcony, floor heating for 1 bedroom, living room, and kitchen, and plenty of storage spaces. It also comes with a parking space (for 2 cars) that has a built-in plug for charging an electric car and J-Com (with approx.20 Cannels) and internet connection. It is within 10-min drive to ASIJ.

JPY 270,000/month

Exterior of Jiyugaoka Garden House
Jiyugaoka, Denenchofu
  • 4
  • 2
  • 242.2 sq.m.

Executive living. Large modern two story house, huge garden and conveniently located in quiet street in high end neighbourhood. This house was designed by foreigners and you will never find another house like this in Tokyo.

JPY 900,000/month

Exterior of Tamagawa-denenchofu 1-chome House
  • 4
  • 2.5
  • 201.5 sq.m.

The property is located in a fine location in the radial-shaped town that is close to Denenchofu Sta. The spacious floor plan is geared towards foreigners. Being on a hilltop, it gets plenty of sunlight. It also has lots of storage spaces. Parking for two cars is included.

JPY 900,000/month

Exterior of Sogo Heights
  • 4
  • 2.5
  • 236.1 sq.m.

A luxuary compound for foreign expat families located in the best neighborhood of Denen-chofu, surrounded by greenery. A Japanese garden with a wood patio (OK for BBQ), wooden flooring and an open living room with a wood-stove are its attractions.

JPY 1,450,000/month

Exterior of Ogikubo Green Village
  • 4
  • 1.5
  • 143.1 sq.m.

It is a residential compound where houses and apartments are situated in the large, 7272 sqm. space premise. Houses are large and imported from North America. The compound surrounded with rich greenery appears as if it is a luxurious residential neighborhood in north America.

JPY 400,000/month

Exterior of Honmoku T House
Yokohama, Honnmoku
  • 3
  • 1.5
  • 171.8 sq.m.

A house with 2x4 framing built by Mitsui Home Estate Co., Ltd. 2 car parking space with a shutter door is available. The open ceiling creates a feeling of spaciousness.

JPY 800,000/month

Exterior of Ikedayama Designer's House
Gotanda, Ikedayama
  • 4
  • 2
  • 205.2 sq.m.

This is a rental detached house that is very rare for this traditional luxurious residential neighborhood of Ikedayama in Higashi-Gotanda 5-chome. It is a family-type large house with over 200 sq.m and with a roof patio.

JPY 1,000,000/month

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