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 Kamiyamacho House
  • 3
  • 2.5
  • 143.5 sq.m.

Having easy access to three train lines, it is very convenient. Yoyogi Park is a 11 min. walk. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood surrounded by parks and trees. Practical 3LDK floor plan. A loft storage is included.

JPY 450,000/month

Exterior of Seta House
Seta, Futako-Tamagawa
  • 4
  • 2.5
  • 213.8 sq.m.

It is a house with subdued tone of the design that stands in a good living environment with lush greenery close to St. Mary's International School. The area is also close to the bus stops for German School and American School and attracts foreign families. The living and dining room comes with a bountifully maintained flooring, the kitchen is equipped with a foreign appliances, and the layouts are easy to use with abundant storage spaces.

JPY 700,000/month

Exterior of Sogo Heights
  • 4
  • 2.5
  • 281.8 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 1,800,000/month

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