What can you buy in Japan’s Small Towns for $200,000?

In this article, we give a few examples of single-family homes for sale in Japan’s smaller cities with a list price of about $200,000 (¥21,800,000). To understand what the $200,000 price point means, it’s useful to compare it to housing... More

Tokyo Market Trends

Sale Prices for Apartments in Greater Tokyo Hit Post-Asset Bubble High

New condominium sales in greater Tokyo had a banner year in fiscal 2017, as the average sales price for a newly constructed apartment hit ¥59,210,000 ($552,300), the highest level seen since 1990. This was also the sixth straight year of... More

What you should know before buying a vacant house in Japan

By Jeff Wynkoop Buying a vacant house in Japan and fixing it up is the dream of many city dwellers. With the price for a new condo at all-time highs in most Tokyo neighborhoods, many people are considering purchasing a... More

What you can buy for $200,000 in Japan’s Smaller Cities

Buyer interest in “for sale” properties on Real Estate Japan has been strong this month. Inquiries have been especially strong for properties located in Tokyo’s 23 wards and in secondary markets like Osaka, Aichi, and Sapporo. As we noted in... More

Buying a Pre-Owned Home

Is 2018 the Time to Buy a Home in Japan? Big Changes Coming to the Market

By Jeff Wynkoop The construction boom for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is in full swing, and the asking price for newly-built residences in central Tokyo keeps going up like so many new cranes dotting the city. As new home prices... More

What can you buy in Japan’s smaller cities for $150,000 or less?

March has started off with roar, in terms of user interest in “for sale” properties on Real Estate Japan. Buyers are showing especially strong interest in Tokyo’s 23 wards and in western suburbs like Machida and secondary markets like Osaka,... More

How much does it cost to buy a new house in Tokyo?

Amid tight supply, the average list price of a newly constructed house for sale in the Tokyo 23 wards leaped 8.5% year-on-year last month. This is according to a recent report by Tokyo Kantei (in Japanese). Below we summarize the... More