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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

Japan Land Prices Grow for 2nd Consecutive Year: Concentrated in Major Cities

The average price of land in Japan climbed 0.4 % year-on-year, the second consecutive year with an uptick. This is according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)’s Standard Land Price (基準地価, Kijun Chika) survey for 2019,... More

What can you buy for $190,000 or Less Around Japan?

In this installment in the “what can you buy” series, by popular request, we take a look at what you can buy around Japan for $190,000 (¥20,000,000) or less. To put this price point in perspective, the average sales price... More

Market Trends

What is the average sales price of a Tokyo apartment? — 2019 Mid-Year Update

The average sales price of a new apartment sold in the greater Tokyo region, as of July 2019 was ¥56,760,000 (about $533,500). The average price per square meter was ¥860,000 (about $8,091), or about $7,790 per square foot.  The greater... More

What are the main factors affecting home prices in Tokyo in 2019? — Part 2

By Jeff Wynkoop This is part two of a two-part series on the main factors affecting home prices in Tokyo this year. In part one, we covered: The Kuroda Effect Location and the 3-Part Marketplace Importance of Proximity to the Station... More

What are the main factors affecting home prices in Tokyo in 2019? — Part 1

By Jeff Wynkoop This is part one of a two-part series on the main factors affecting home prices in Tokyo this year. The Kuroda Effect Location and the 3-Part Marketplace Importance of Proximity to the Station Olympic Effect Consumption Tax... More

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