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Buying a Home in Tokyo

What can you buy in Tokyo for $330,000?

This month, we continue to see a marked increase in inquiries from people looking to buy a home or investment property in Tokyo. Below we answer some frequently asked questions, and take a look at what you can buy in... More

REJ Room Finder

REJ Room FinderREJ Room Finder

Finding an apartment in Japan can be stressful and confusing. Let the REJ Room Finder find an apartment for you, so you can concentrate on your studies and all the fun stuff! Usual Requirements for Renting an Apartment in Japan... More

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Kyobashi Area Guide

Osaka Neighborhoods: KyobashiOsaka Neighborhoods: Kyobashi

Kyobashi is as central as you can get in Osaka. It has the distinction of being one of the city's largest business districts while being close to many tourist attractions, most notably Osaka Castle Park. It is known for its shopping and nightlife, especially its numerous izakayas and tachinomi, or standing bars.

Kyobashi Area Guide

Osaka Living GuideOsaka Living Guide

Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan after Tokyo and one of the largest in the world with a population of more than 19 million. It is located in the southern portion of Honshu, Japan’s main island, on... More

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Buying a Home in Tokyo

What can you buy in Tokyo for $330,000?What can you buy in Tokyo for $330,000?

This month, we continue to see a marked increase in inquiries from people looking to buy a home or investment property in Tokyo. Below we answer some frequently asked questions, and take a look at what you can buy in... More

Market Trends

Where is the Tokyo New Condo Market Headed 2017 to 2020: ForecastWhere is the Tokyo New Condo Market Headed 2017 to 2020: Forecast

Jeff Wynkoop Average sales prices of newly-built condominiums in Tokyo’s 23 Wards are forecast to continue trending upward through 2020, albeit at a slower pace, according to a recent report by Real Estate Economic Institute (JREI). JREI also predicts that the... More

Market Trends

360 Virtual Walkthrough: Take a Tour of a Typical Japanese Apartment360 Virtual Walkthrough: Take a Tour of a Typical Japanese Apartment

This is a 360 video walkthrough of a 2DK (two-room apartment plus a dining/kitchen area) apartment currently for rent in Yamato-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, about an hour commute from Tokyo Station. The monthly rent for this 34-sqm (365-sqft) apartment is ¥55,000 ($494)... More

GPM Housing Service

Move in by June 30, 2017 and Get One Month’s Free RentMove in by June 30, 2017 and Get One Month’s Free Rent

Renting an apartment in Japan can be stressful. The GPM Housing Service is designed to make it easy! When you rent your apartment through the GPM Housing Service: Choose from 2,000+ properties. Properties pre-approved by landlords to be rented to... More

Local Agent Insight

How to Find a Good Real Estate Agent in Japan: Local Agent InterviewHow to Find a Good Real Estate Agent in Japan: Local Agent Interview

Real Estate Japan recently sat down with Add Value, a bilingual Tokyo real estate brokerage, to ask for their insight and advice to foreigners who are looking to buy or rent property in Japan. Q1. What do you think about... More

Living in Japan

Housing Discrimination Against Foreigners in Japan: Ministry of Justice SurveyHousing Discrimination Against Foreigners in Japan: Ministry of Justice Survey

In recognition of discrimination faced in daily life by the growing number of foreign residents in Japan, at the end of 2016,  the Ministry of Justice commissioned the first ever nationwide survey on housing, employment, and other forms of discrimination... More

Market Trends April 2017

Average Price of a Resale Apartment in Greater Tokyo Up for 52 Months in a RowAverage Price of a Resale Apartment in Greater Tokyo Up for 52 Months in a Row

The average price of a re-sale apartment sold in the greater Tokyo region in April increased 11.25% on a year-on-year basis to ¥32,450,000 (287,000USD), the 52nd consecutive month of year-on-year price increases. This is according to data just released by REINS... More

Whole Building Investment

Unique Mixed-Use Building Investment Opportunity in KyotoUnique Mixed-Use Building Investment Opportunity in Kyoto

Capital Real Property, a property management and brokerage company in Kyoto is pleased to present for sale a unique mixed-use building conveniently located in Kyoto’s Fushimi Ward. Property Details Building Name: No. 2 CRP Building Address: Matsudaira Chikuzen, Momoyama-cho Fushimi... More

Market Trends

Residential Land Prices in Japan Inch Up Nationally in 2016: Masking Wide DisparitiesResidential Land Prices in Japan Inch Up Nationally in 2016: Masking Wide Disparities

By Jeff Wynkoop For the first time since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, the average price of Japanese residential land rose last year on a national basis. This is according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s annual kouji... More

Short-Term Rental Apartments

Tokyo Short-Term Rentals: This Week’s Top 5 PicksTokyo Short-Term Rentals: This Week’s Top 5 Picks

Here are Tokyo’s top 5 short-term rental apartment properties this week, picked from over 300 short-term apartments currently available in the 23 Wards. Lease terms for the properties below start from as short as one week, and of course, none of... More