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.
A Simple Guide to Home Insurance in Japan
Living in Japan as a foreigner, you may face challenges due to culture shock, language barriers and just plain cross-cultural misunderstanding. But beyond these obvious daily experiences, foreign residents may also have to overcome hurdles in times of stress or disaster. When you own or rent a prop…Read more
Webinar Announcement: Renting Homes in Japan - Part 2
On January 31 (Tuesday), 2023 at 6:00 PM, Kazuhiro Otsubo of PLAZA HOMES, Ltd. will give a talk on "Renting Homes in Japan" at an online seminar hosted by Real Estate Japan. Content of the Lecture ・Is there any difference between Japanese and American apartment layout terms? ・What is the difference…Read more
Japan's Real Estate Market Trends in 2022
Every month, the "Japan Property Price Index" is published by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism. We will explain the trends in 2022 based on the most recent version (which was published on November 30, 2022). "Japan Property Price Index" is calculated based on information…Read more
Guide to Japanese apartment layout terms
Since the space to be written on floor plans is limited, the descriptions are often written in English or by using English abbreviations, so you may not know what these would mean. We here, would like to explain the meaning of descriptions in floor plans as well as the difference between Japan and…Read more
Amendment of Japan’s Real Property Registration Act
To make inheritance registration of land ownership and change of owner address become mandatory in Japan Registration of inheritance and change of address of real estate ownership will be mandatory (to be enforced by 2024). After the amendment is in effect, failure to do such duties without good r…Read more
Webinar Announcement: Renting Homes in Japan
On November 29 (Tuesday), 2022 at 6:00 PM, Sumie Nakamura of PLAZA HOMES, Ltd. will give a talk on "Renting Homes in Japan" at an online seminar hosted by Real Estate Japan. Content of the Lecture ・Greeting your new neighbors ・Is it ok if I make holes to hang things on my apartment walls? ・Is it po…Read more
Luxury Residential Areas in Tokyo – Branded dream areas to live in
High class residential areas in uptown Tokyo such as Hiroo, Azabu, Shoto, Akasaka, and Takanawadai are known throughout Japan as prestigious areas within Tokyo. A common feature among most of these areas is being located at the top of hills–in the center of Tokyo–with nice views in quiet living env…Read more
How can Foreigners Purchase Real Estate in Japan?
Expat Expo Tokyo, the third annual event for foreigners living in Japan, will be held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center in Hamamatsucho on Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26, 2022. PLAZA HOMES will be presenting a seminar on real estate at the event space in the venue, an…Read more
Putting Holes in Rented Apartment Walls in Japan
You may be wondering if it is allowed to drill holes in the walls of rented properties in Japan, and if so, what size holes are permitted. Putting holes on the walls will enable you to hang posters, hang wall clocks, install shelves and many other decorative items however, you may or may not be res…Read more
Is it Possible for a Foreigner to Rent a house in Japan?
With an increase in the number of foreign workers in Japan, the housing needs of foreigners in Tokyo and regional cities is increasing. When foreigners rent apartments or houses in Japan, they may come across some difficult situations due to the language barrier, Japanese business customs, or due t…Read more