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Average Rent in Tokyo – The Least Expensive Stations on the Yamanote Line – 2019

In this installment of our series on “what is the average rent in Tokyo” we zoom in on the least expensive stations on the Yamanote line. The Yamanote, which has 29 stations, is the iconic loop line that goes around... More

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Average Rent in Tokyo – The Most Expensive Stations on the Yamanote Line – 2019

Tokyo is a big city with thousands of neighborhoods, so it can be misleading to give a city-wide average in answer to the question of “What is the average rent in Tokyo?” Across the Tokyo 23 Wards, the average rent... More

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Top 10 Stations in Tokyo With Lowest Average Rent 2017

To save money on rent in Tokyo, one of the tips you’ll often hear is to move outside the Yamanote line or even further out, beyond the 23 wards. It’s true that average rent does decrease the further you look outside... More

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Average Rent in Tokyo Compared to Other World Cities

The average rent per square meter for an apartment in Tokyo’s 23 wards in November was 3,306 yen (about $2.54 per square feet), the 35th consecutive month of year-on-year increases, based on Real Estate Japan’s analysis of data recently released... More

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What is the average rent in Tokyo by Ward?

We recently posted an article with data showing that the average rent in Tokyo’s 23 wards is at the highest point since the global financial crisis. But as the saying goes, location is (almost!) everything in real estate. Depending on... More

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Average Rent in Tokyo at Highest Point Since Global Financial Crisis

In August, the average rent per square meter for a condominium in metropolitan Tokyo and Tokyo’s 23 wards reached 3,177 yen/sqm and 3,314 yen/sqm, respectively, the highest points since the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC), based on Real Estate Japan’s... More

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What is the average rent in Tokyo?

The Real Estate Information Network System (REINS) for Eastern Japan recently released its quarterly report on average residential rent in Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures, for January to March 2015. REINS data is compiled from its member real estate agents,... More

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JR East May Implement Planned Suspension of Trains this Weekend in Tokyo Due to Super Typhoon Hagibis

JR East may implement planned suspension of trains in the Tokyo metropolitan region on October 12th and/or 13th if the current typhoon forecast holds. Typhoon 19 (Super Typhoon Hagibis) is forecast to slam into Tokyo and Yokohama, bringing extremely heavy wind... More

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Average Price of a Pre-Owned Apartment in Tokyo Hits a New High

In the first seven months of 2019, the average listing price of a pre-owned apartment in Tokyo hit a new all-time high at ¥50,270,000 ($465,600), a year-on-year increase of 2.5%. This is according to a recent report released by Tokyo... More

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Osaka and Tokyo Named Among Top 10 Most Livable Cities in the World by EIU

In its 2019 “Global Liveability Index“, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has named Osaka 4th and Tokyo 7th in its ranking of the world’s 140 most livable cities. The Index examines over 30 different factors across five categories: stability, healthcare, culture... More

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What does a spacious custom-built house look like in Japan? Here are some examples currently on the market

In this installment of the spacious homes in Japan series, we take a look at gorgeous custom-built homes currently on the market around the country. What is considered a “spacious” home in Japan? An average family-style apartment in Japan’s big cities generally... More

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What can you buy for the average sales price of an apartment in the Tokyo 23 Wards?

In this installment in the “what can you buy” series, we feature properties with a listing price of about ¥75,000,000 ($706,000). This is a price point to keep in mind if you are looking to buy property in the Tokyo... More

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What are the most popular places for foreigners to live in Tokyo? 2019 By Nationality – North Americans – Part 2

In this article, we highlight the most popular residential areas in Tokyo among North Americans, which includes citizens of the US, Canada, Mexico, and Central American and Caribbean countries. This is Part 2 in a series of articles looking at... More

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What can you buy around Tokyo for $150,000?

In this installment in the “what can you buy” series, by popular request, we take a look at what you can buy around Tokyo for $150,000 (¥16,000,000) or less. To put this price point in perspective, in 2018, the average... More

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What is the cost of living for a family of four in Tokyo?

In this article we take a look at the cost of living in Tokyo for a family of four. Please note that the cost of living estimates below are for an average family of four living in Tokyo. The scenarios... More

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What is the average starting salary in Japan? And which companies pay the highest starting salaries?

In this article, we give an overview of average starting salaries in Japan, average annual bonuses, and highlight companies with relatively high starting salaries. Average starting salary data below comes from Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s Annual Wage... More

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Buyers Scooped Up Apartments in Greater Tokyo at Record Pace in FY2018: Here’s What They Paid

Buyers bought apartments in the greater Tokyo area at a record pace in FY2018 (April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019), according to a report recently released by the Real Estate Information Network System (REINS). The greater Tokyo region consists of... More

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What can you buy for $100,000 Just Outside Tokyo?

In this installment in the “what can you buy” series, by popular request we take a look at what you can buy just outside Tokyo for ¥10,000,000 ($100,000) or less. To put this price point in perspective, in 2018, the... More

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What is the average purchase price for a new apartment in Tokyo? — 2018 Survey Results

The average purchase price for a new apartment sold in the greater Tokyo area  in 2018 was ¥54,520,000 (about $4496,000 USD). This is a YoY drop of 0.92% compared to 2017. This is according to a recent survey conducted by Recruit... More

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How much does a new condominium cost in Tokyo? The 2018 Average Sales Price Numbers Are In

The average sales price of a new condominium in the Tokyo 23 Wards rose last year to ¥71,420,000 ($649,273), a year-on-year increase of 0.7%. This is according to data recently released by the Real Estate Economic Institute (REEI), a Tokyo-based think... More