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What is the state of the Tokyo new condominium market and where is it likely headed?

By Jeff Wynkoop March 31 is the end of the fiscal year for a huge majority of companies in Japan. Looking back at the last year, we saw the Official Land Prices (koji chika) for residential zones in Tokyo’s 23... More

Where do foreigners want to buy homes in Tokyo? March 2020 Station Ranking

In this post, we share the Top 5 most popular stations for people searching for properties for sale on in March 2020. The ranking below is based on an analysis of property listings in the Tokyo 23 Wards that people viewed and... More

Interview with Bilingual Real Estate Agent in Kyoto

Buying a Renovated Traditional Wooden House in Kyoto: Answers to FAQS about Kyoto Machiya

Real Estate Japan recently conducted an email interview with Hachise, a leading bilingual agent, renovator, and property manager of Kyo-machiya (traditional wooden houses) in the city of Kyoto. In the past few years, the number of people interested in buying... More

Ariake Garden: Huge Commercial and Residential Complex Coming to Tokyo Bay’s Ariake Area

Sumitomo Realty & Development Co., Ltd. will open a large commercial development called Sumitomo Real Estate Shopping City Ariake Garden in the Ariake district of Koto Ward, Tokyo on April 24th this year. The facility will be the cornerstone of Ariake... More

What can you buy in Japan for $100,000 or Less? — For Investment or Your Own Use

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 about $100,000 (¥10,000,000) or less. To put this price point in perspective, In December 2019,... More

Supply of New Apartments For Sale in Osaka Area at 27 Year Low

Condominium developers in the greater Osaka region slammed on the breaks in January, as the number of new apartments offered for sale slipped to a 27-year low. There were 621 newly-constructed units released for sale last month, the fewest since... More

Price of a New Apartment in Tokyo 23 Wards Tops 100 Million Yen for First Time in 27 Years

The average sales price of a new apartment sold in the Tokyo 23 Wards hit ¥105,110,000 ($942,000) in January 2020, a year-on-year increase of 38.7% and breaking the ¥100 million mark for the first time in 27 years. Newly constructed... More