How to Buy a Home in Tokyo as a Foreigner: Webinar

Online version of our popular series of seminars on how to buy your dream home (not investment property) in Japan. This session will include general information on buying property and real estate trends, as well as specific info about the market in Tokyo. The seminar will be held live online from 11AM to Noon on Sat, Dec 19th (JST).

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    Real Estate Japan
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    11:00 am
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    This seminar will be held online and virtually hosted in Tokyo
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Real Estate Japan is pleased to present the online version of our popular series of seminars on buying your dream home in Japan.

This session will focus specifically on how to buy a home in Tokyo as a foreigner. This will be a co-presentation by GPlusMedia (the parent company of Real Estate Japan) and PLAZA HOMES.

We will be covering the following topics:

  • Presented by GPlusMedia
    • Japanese real estate market trends
    • Interest rates
    • Financing options based on visa status
    • Tax benefits and deductions
    • Buying vs renting
    • How to purchase real estate in Japan
  • Presented by PLAZA HOMES
    • Tokyo real estate market and trends
    • Why buy a home in Tokyo?
    • What makes Tokyo unique and appealing as a place to buy a home: political stability, safety, stable land prices, re-development projects, high quality of life, foreigners can own property in Japan, etc.

This seminar is designed for foreign residents of Japan, but our partner PLAZA HOMES is also able to provide assistance to overseas residents who are interested in buying a home in Japan.

Q&A session will be held at the end of the online seminar

Bring your questions and take notes, as we’ll be holding a Q&A session at the end!

Free, online consultations are available by appointment

For a private consultation, please indicate that you would like to request an appointment on the registration form. A consultant from PLAZA HOMES will contact you.

Our partner, PLAZA HOMES is able to offer personalized consultation, including the following.

  • Property information from REINS (the Japanese version of the Multiple Listing Service) as well as additional information from local agents.
  • Consulting with banks to find out how much you can borrow.
  • Provide Income/Expenditure spreadsheets for properties you are interested in, including costs involved in finding tenants.

Properties currently for sale

All the agents listing properties on Real Estate Japan are able to assist clients in English and Japanese; some of our partner agents are also able to communicate in Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

Before attending the seminar, you may want to look through properties currently available on Real Estate Japan to see if there are any of interest. If so, you can inquire directly to the agent handling the listing by filling out the inquiry form on the property detail page. Please click the links below to see current listings:

All For Sale Property Listings

Investment Property Listings

Tokyo featured properties

We list a wide range of properties for sale through Japan, from traditional-style homes to recently built single-family houses and modern apartments. Please click here to see current listings in Tokyo, specifically. To get more information on any of the listings and to arrange a room view, please contact the agent by filling out the inquiry form on the property detail page.

Gorgeous designer 2LDK apartment for sale in central Tokyo, 6-min walk from Shirokane Takanawa Station on the Tokyo Metro Namboku line. The project, designed by Hirotaka Satoh, won a Good Design Award in 2012. The building is within walking distance of Azabu Juban shopping and restaurant area, Arisugawa Park, Hiroo, and Tokyo International School. For more information, please click on the photo to see the property detail page. Fill out the inquiry form on the property detail page to get in touch with PLAZA HOMES, the listing agent.

Articles on Buying Property in Japan

Real Estate Japan regularly publishes articles on buying, selling, and investing in property in Japan, covering a wide of topics from data and market reports to macroeconomic trends and featured properties from around the country.

Here are a few of our most popular articles on home buying:

Please visit the Resources section to see all of our articles.

The seminar is free, but attendance is limited to 30 participants and previous seminars have filled up quickly. Please click on the registration link below to reserve a seat!


GPlus Media Inc.
Yasuhiro Kitagawa

Yasuhiro has been with Real Estate Japan for six years. He studied and worked in the U.S. for over ten years before returning to Japan to work in the Japanese real estate industry. He is passionate about improving transparency and access to the Japanese real estate market for Japanese and foreigners alike. Yasuhiro is head of Real Estate Japan's investment support services for foreigners.

Kenji Kubo
Assistant General Manager

Kenji is an Assistant General Manager of PLAZA HOMES’s Sales & Purchase division. His goal is to fulfill each client's individual needs along every step of the property buying or selling process. He has been working in the real estate industry for over 15 years. Initially he worked for a major real estate agency company (Mitsui Group) in Tokyo for five years. He then spent five years in the UK, where he graduated from university with a Property Studies degree and worked as a real estate agent in London. Developing his skills along with the experience of working overseas has made him confident in achieving his goals to enhance the satisfaction of both his Japanese and foreign clients.


This seminar will be held online and virtually hosted in Tokyo


Real Estate Japan


1. To register for this seminar click on the link below.

Register for this event on GoToWebinar

2. You will be taken to the registration form on GoToWebinar, our seminar platform partner site.

3. After you complete online registration, you will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar.

4. Click on the link in the registration email to join the seminar on the date and time of the event.

5. If it is the first time you will be joining us on GoToWebinar, you will be asked to install the GoToWebinar software on your device. Installation takes about five minutes.

6. Please note that the number of attendees is limited to 30 people. Once the registration limit has been reached, we aren’t able to add attendees to the list. We thank you for your understanding on this.

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