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Advantages of Buying a Condominium as a Tokyo Investment Property

By Nils Herchenroeder Investors interested in purchasing a residential property in Japan have the choice between condominiums, detached houses and regular apartments to add to their portfolio. Having personally managed many condominium properties for overseas owners over the years, I would... 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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Investing in Residential Real Estate

Advantages of Buying a Condominium as a Tokyo Investment PropertyAdvantages of Buying a Condominium as a Tokyo Investment Property

By Nils Herchenroeder Investors interested in purchasing a residential property in Japan have the choice between condominiums, detached houses and regular apartments to add to their portfolio. Having personally managed many condominium properties for overseas owners over the years, I would... More

GPM Housing Service

Move in by July 31, 2017 and Get One Month’s Free RentMove in by July 31, 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

Buying Property in Japan

Cost of buying real estate in Japan: Breakdown of purchase fees and taxesCost of buying real estate in Japan: Breakdown of purchase fees and taxes

By Jeff Wynkoop Prior to making an offer to buy property in Japan, it is important to have a good estimate of your total out-of-pocket costs, and understand when the costs will arise in the buying process. Usually when buying... More

Living in Japan

7 Stylish Decorating Ideas for a Japanese Studio Apartment7 Stylish Decorating Ideas for a Japanese Studio Apartment

You do not have to give up style and aesthetics just because you live in a small apartment. Below we present some stylish decorating ideas culled from beautifully designed studio apartments shared on Roomclip.jp, a Japanese interior design photo sharing... More

Living in Tokyo

Budget Apartments 20 Minutes From Shinjuku: Stations With Lowest RentBudget Apartments 20 Minutes From Shinjuku: Stations With Lowest Rent

This post is for you if you want to eat your cake and have it too. And by cake, we mean a reasonably priced apartment that is located within a 20-min direct ride to Shinjuku. As we mentioned in this... More

Buying a Home in Japan

What can you buy in Japan’s regional cities for $150,000?What can you buy in Japan’s regional cities for $150,000?

This month we continue to see a year-on-year increase in inquiries for properties for sale in Tokyo’s 23 Wards, but also of note is the growing interest in cities outside the capital region. In this article, we give a few... More

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Living in Japan

9-Step Checklist for Renting an Apartment in Japan9-Step Checklist for Renting an Apartment in Japan

Apartment hunting in Japan can be a hassle, but if you’re prepared you can find an apartment that is right for you. We’ve prepared this simple 9-step checklist for renting an apartment in Japan. 1. Calculate what you can afford Make... More

Market Trends

Land Prices Up in 80% of Sites in Major Japanese Cities: MLIT LOOK ReportLand Prices Up in 80% of Sites in Major Japanese Cities: MLIT LOOK Report

Land prices rose in about 80% of locations surveyed by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) in its latest LOOK Report, which surveys land price trends for intensively used commercial and residential land in major cities throughout... More

Living in Japan

What is the average work commute time in Japan?What is the average work commute time in Japan?

In this article we take a look at the average amount of time people in Japan spend commuting to and from work. The average working person in Japan spends a total of 1 hour 19 minutes a day commuting for... More

Airbnb in Japan

Japan Legalizes Airbnb Rentals: Diet Passes LawJapan Legalizes Airbnb Rentals: Diet Passes Law

On June 9th, the Japanese Diet formally approved the new law authorizing the leasing out of private residences for short-term accommodations, also known as Airbnb-style rentals or minpaku rentals. Under the new law, homeowners wishing to lease out a room... More