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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

Obon Holidays in Japan 2019 and What to Expect

The Obon festival will not significantly affect businesses in many industries, but some real estate agents will be off for all or part of August 10th to 18th. Below is a brief overview of what to expect next week. We’re... More

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

What can you buy for $1.5million to $2 million in Japan? Luxury dream homes from around Japan

In this installment in the “what can you buy” series, by popular request, we are going up market… to the $1.5 million to $2million price range. This is equivalent to between ¥162 million and ¥217 million. To put this price... More