What can you buy in Japan for $150,000 or less?

In this installment of the “what can you buy” series, again by popular request, we take a look at what you can buy around Japan at the below average price point of ¥16,000,000 ($147,000 USD) or much less. To put this... More

Top 3 Places Where Foreigners Are Looking to Buy Homes in Japan, Outside Tokyo – August 2021

This month on Real Estate Japan, we’re continuing to see strong buyer interest in For Sale properties throughout the country. The majority of searches and inquires are focused on Tokyo, but there are also many buyers searching in regional cities, especially... More

Where rent has been rising (and falling) in Japan since the start of the pandemic

Over a year into the pandemic, as Tokyo has seen a net population lost to other prefectures, including the net movement of resident foreigners away the capital, what are we seeing in terms of average rent data in the greater... More

Residential Land Values in Japan Recovering from Pandemic Lows: LOOK Report 2021 Q2

Land prices rose in 35 locations out of 100 surveyed by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) in its 2021 Q2 (April 1 to July 1) LOOK Report, which tracks land price trends for intensively used commercial... More

Sales of Pre-Owned Homes in Greater Tokyo Hit Record High

In July, there were 1,248 single-family homes sold in greater Tokyo, a year-on-year increase of 6.6%, and the highest single-month sales number ever recorded by the Real Estate Information Network System (REINS) for eastern Japan. July was also the 13th... More

Osaka New Apartment Market Report for July 2021

The average sales price of a newly constructed apartment in the city of Osaka has dropped year-on-year for two consecutive months to ¥41,850,000 ($381,000 USD) in July, down 19.6% YoY. The July sales average also represents a sharp decline from... More

Where Foreigners Want to Buy Homes in Tokyo – August 2021

In this post, we cover the Top 3 most popular stations in Tokyo for people searching for properties for sale on this month. The ranking below is based on an analysis of property listings in the Tokyo 23 Wards that people viewed... More