Buying a Condominium

Building Management Associations in Japan: What Condo Owners Need to Know

Before buying a condominium in Japan, you should familiarize yourself with how the building management association in your building operates because this body, which consists of all owners of units in the building, will make important decisions affecting your future... More

Area Guides


Living in Roppongi

Roppongi Housing GuideRoppongi Housing Guide

Famous for its iconic nightlife scene and more recently the upmarket Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown mega-complexes. Home to many foreigners living in a microcosm of Tokyo's many urban delights.

Nagoya Area Guide Real Estate Japan

Living in Nagoya

Nagoya City GuideNagoya City Guide

Nagoya is situated about midway between Tokyo and Osaka. Many foreigners who have lived in both Tokyo and Nagoya will tell you that Nagoya offers everything Tokyo does, only on a much more liveable, convenient, and affordable scale.

Rocking out in Inokashira. Photo: Nayalan Moodley

Living in Kichijoji

Kichijoji Area GuideKichijoji Area Guide

A youthful and creative neighborhood situated in Musashino City, just west of Tokyo. Close enough to the central wards to be convenient but far enough away to have a relaxed and bohemian atmosphere. Its diverse and vibrant shopping center is surrounded by peaceful residential areas and home to the famed Inokashira Park.

Meguro River. Photo: Nayalan Moodley

Living in Meguro

Meguro Area GuideMeguro Area Guide

A residential area that’s as well connected and convenient as anywhere in the world’s largest city can be. But distinctly calmer, quieter and far more liveable than many other parts of Tokyo.


GPM Housing Service

A complete rental housing service in English for foreigners in Japan.




Stay informed about the Japanese real estate market.

Institute of Nature Study in Meguro. Photo:


Essential information for buying your dream home or investment property in Japan.

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Tips and insights to help you navigate the unique process of renting a home in Japan.

Investor Seminars

Expert Insights To Investing In Japan


Helping International Investors In Japan


Real Estate Japan's step-by-step guides

Japanese Real Estate Investing and Year-End Tax Returns

Join us for a seminar on income tax issues related to individual ownership of property in Japan. Plus a bonus topic: year-end tax returns.