• 03/13/2021
  • 03/22/2021

Apartment in Kamiosaki 2-Chome (Shinagawa) – FOR SALE

Property for Sale in Kamiosaki, Shinagawa. Support for Real Estate Purchases by Foreigners in Tokyo. Outstanding coziness just a few steps away from Ebisu Garden Place. Located right between Ebisu Garden Place and the Institute for Nature Study, this property enjoys a privileged environment in a residential area overflowing with greenery, close to Ebisu’s many commercial facilities. It is also very close to our office! JR Ebisu Station is only a 13-minute walk away, while Meguro Station is even closer at an 11-minute walk. The direct connection to the Yamanote Line will allow you to get around Tokyo easily.

  • 03/08/2021
  • 03/22/2021

Apartment in Shirokane 1-Chome (Minato) – FOR SALE

Property for Sale in Minato, Shirokane. Support for Real Estate Purchases by Foreigners in Tokyo. Discover with us a fully renovated 2-bedroom apartment (75.95 sq. m.) on the 28th floor of a prestigious tower. A beautiful floor, veined wood walls, accent fabrics bring a lot of charm to the place. Folded ceiling and cornice-style lighting also give an impression of unparalleled luxury. Wonderful views of the city from the 28th floor will allow you to have a peak at both Tokyo Tower and Skytree! As if that wasn’t enough, Mount Fuji can also be seen in the distance on a clear day.

  • 03/08/2021
  • 03/22/2021

House in Shimouma 3-Chome (Setagaya) – FOR SALE

Property for Sale in Shimouma, Setagaya. Support for Real Estate Purchases by Foreigners in Tokyo. Discover with us a lovely house situated in a quiet neighborhood in Shimouma, Setagaya-ku. The house is 15 minutes walk from Gakugei Daigaku station and 18 minutes walk from Sangenjaya station, so you can use different stations depending on the situation. Not far from both stations are large commercial facilities that will allow you to do all your daily shopping.

  • 03/08/2021
  • 03/22/2021

Apartment in Sengoku 2-Chome (Bunkyo) – SOLD

Property for Sale in Sengoku, Bunkyo. Support for Real Estate Purchases by Foreigners in Tokyo. Discover with us a residence situated in a quiet location close by Sengoku station on the Toei Mita line. *This property has been sold, but we can introduce you similar properties so do not hesitate to contact us. (2021/3/13) Away from the vibrant atmosphere of downtown Tokyo, we are here in a residential area that is well suited for family life, in a calm and relaxing environment. Only 9 minutes from the nearest train station, and not far from many eateries and other local shops, you will not lack anything here and enjoy all the conveniences that city life can offer.

  • 02/22/2021
  • 03/08/2021

Park Court Aoyama The Tower

Luxury Condo for Rent in Minami-Aoyama|Foreigners Friendly Apartment Rental in Tokyo. Very exciting new property to discover today, just a few steps from Aoyama-Itchome train station. An aesthetic marvel, with elegant curves and a perfect finish. This 26-story tower built in 2018 is ideally located at the heart of Tokyo, somewhere between the hip Omotesando district, the brand new Olympic Stadium, and Akasaka & Roppongi (Tokyo Midtown) business centers. On 3rd floor, this 83.09 sq. m. apartment offers an interesting open corner view and exceptional natural light.

  • 02/14/2021
  • 02/22/2021

Foreigner Friendly Real Estate Agent in Tokyo (Ebisu, Shibuya) ー we’re back on track!

Considering the lack of a serious offer for a service to non-Japanese people interested in Japanese real estate, we decided to take matters into our own hands in order to assert ourselves as the No. 1 partner for all those who wish to invest in the Tokyo real estate market. Our mission is to provide as much information as possible to all of those curious in Japan and Tokyo lifestyle. We want to bring you as much in-depth guidance, not solely about real estate, but also about everyday life, the latest trends, area by area Tokyo guides, tips and tricks to make your life in Tokyo easier and more enjoyable. We will cover a variety of subjects in this site, from serious to non serious topics, and want to make this blog a real must-see for all expats in Tokyo or for people living abroad who are interested in the real estate market in Tokyo or Japan in general. Our international team will take care of the smooth and successful development of Living Tokyo, in order to nourish the global spirit of our readers with rich and valuable content. Follow us in this adventure, you won’t regret it! Please do […]

  • 08/23/2015
  • 02/22/2021

Tokyo: Prices reach 23-year high for newly-built apartments, luxury types take the lead

Hanabi (fireworks) is not the only thing going ???boom??? in Tokyo these days. Tokyo???s real estate market is also enjoying a boom of its own. According to a recent report published by the Real Estate Economic Institute, the average price of new apartments released for sale in 23-Ward Tokyo reached JPY79.84m, an increase of 27.9% year-on-year (YoY). The average price per square meter was JPY1,199,000, representing a YoY growth of 34.6%. An increase in the supply of higher-end condos and the rising construction costs are cited as key reasons for this price growth. More interestingly, sales of luxury, high-end properties costing over JPY100m now represent over one fifth of the entire 23-ward market. While there were 2,020 units on the market in July for 23-ward Tokyo, of which 83.3% were sold (1,684 units), out of this, 417 units (22% of the total) ?had cost over JPY100 million. One key example of this rapid growth is the Brillia Towers Meguro development in the Meguro station area. A total of 603 units were sold in July, of which the average price tag was a whopping JPY111.47m. Apparently, there were an average of 3.4 offers for every unit released for sale, and as […]

  • 08/11/2015
  • 02/25/2021

Tokyo 23-Ward secondhand houses exceed JPY100m average

According to the second-hand home sales report published by Tokyo Kantei, the average price of a second-hand detached house within Tokyo???s 23 wards was JPY100.04 million for the month of July, representing a 15.8% YoY (year-on-year) increase. Top sellers were Minato, Meguro and Shibuya wards. The criteria of properties under this survey are wooden, detached houses that are over 100sqm but under 300sqm in size, and are within 30 mins walking access of train routes or 20 mins access of bus routes. To give an idea about the property, in Tokyo???s 23 wards, the average land area for a detached, second-hand house hovers around 145.3sqm with a constructed house size of 138.8sqm (July data, but not so different from previous months). The average age of the building was 22.5 years in July. In comparison, in July, for the same type of property, in the Tokyo Metropolitan area (Tokyo-To), excluding the 23 wards, the average price reached JPY63.36 million (an increase of 9.9% YoY), while the average price for greater Tokyo (aka the suburbs) was only JPY35.71 million (representing a 3.1% YoY growth. Click here for the whole press release: http://www.kantei.ne.jp/release/PDFs/kodatecyuko201507.pdf (Japanese only).

  • 08/08/2015
  • 02/25/2021

Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo

Technology | Fri Aug 7, 2015 2:06pm EDT Reuters: A Japanese engineer has developed a portable transporter small enough to be carried in a backpack that he says is the world’s first ‘car in a bag’. Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered “WalkCar” transporter, which is the size of a laptop and resembles a skateboard more than a car. The slender WalkCar is made from aluminum and weighs between two and three kilograms (4.4 to 6.6 pounds), depending on whether it is an indoor or outdoor version. Saito expects to see many other uses for his transporter, as he says it has enough power to help people push wheelchairs with ease. The lightweight aluminum board is stronger than it looks, and can take loads of up to 120kg (265 pounds). It reaches top speeds of 10 kilometers per hour (6.2 miles per hour), for distances of up to 12 kilometers (7.4 miles) after three hours of charging. Its developer says it’s also extremely simple to ride. Once the rider stands on it the WalkCar starts automatically, while simply stepping off stops the vehicle. To change direction, the user just shifts their weight. […]

  • 07/31/2015
  • 02/25/2021

Tourism boom drives Japan to convert offices into hotels

By Junko Fujita BUSINESS JUL. 31, 2015 – 07:30AM JST TOKYO (Reuters) ? Record tourists to Japan are stretching the ability of hotels to accommodate them in a sector constrained by high costs, forcing developers to think out of the box for means to quickly increase lodging options without breaking the bank. Japan is on target this year to beat the record 13.4 million visitors in 2014, helped by a weak yen and easier visa requirements for some Asian countries. The government is aiming to attract 20 million visitors by 2020, when Tokyo hosts the Olympics, to revitalize the world???s third-biggest economy. The rising influx of tourists is already squeezing existing accommodation supply in Tokyo, which has about 100,000 hotel rooms. Just 7,600 rooms are scheduled to be added in the next three years, according to STR Global, a research firm for the hotel industry. The slow pace of growth is due to rising land prices and construction costs. One quick solution: convert old office buildings into hotels with tiny but stylish rooms that can rent for under US$30 a night, less than half the rate for a cheap business hotel. ???Converting an office building into a hotel is an […]