A few days back I pointed out that Narita Airport is still pretty darn far away despite improvements like the Narita Sky Express. Of course Tokyo is lucky to have an alternative airport in Haneda, even if it doesn’t do International flights all that often.
Their new International Terminal is set to open in October and a few lucky visitors managed to get a sneak peek
“We have lived in Tokyo for over 10 years and Housing Japan has helped us find two amazing houses in great locations. After our first experience with Housing Japan, there was no doubt that we would seek their assistance when we were ready to move to a larger home. Our agent Horiki is very professional
Tokyo Sky Tree, set to be completed in 2011, has already claimed the title as Japan’s tallest building. This is no small architectural feat. From a layman’s point of view, one of the first things that comes to mind is the dangers of erecting such a tall structure in an location prone to so much seismic activity.
Insiders are saying that now is the time to invest as property prices in Japan are poised to climb, with Blackstone planning a large asset purchase with a face value of 100 billion yen ($1.16 billion). Acquisitions by JREITs have doubled from last year as they look to expand their portfolios.
According to a source quoted by Bloomberg, Blackstone Group LP is planning to make its debut entry into Japan by purchasing Morgan Stanley Japan’s real estate assets
Do I have to pay any yearly taxes on my property?
If you own a house or apartment in Japan as of January 1st of any given year, you are required to pay annual fixed asset and city taxes on the land and building for the previous year. The amount of tax is determined by
“I came to Tokyo about 2yrs ago and was greatly surprised how poor the housing selection was. After looking for several days at many different places using a different housing service company I finally settled on a nice apartment but the location and size was far from my expectations. I was only supposed to be in Japan for 2 years so I figured I could survive there. Then recently my company extended my stay for an additional 3 years and I knew I had to find a place to live that I liked and not just tolerated.
I decided to use a different service (Housing Japan) since my luck with the other company was not so good. Amazingly, I found a house I loved during the first day of my search due to great preparation from my agent Matsumoto-san
Tucked in behind Mori Tower and the Asahi TV building, the rich greenery of Mohri Garden brings a certain calmness to Roppongi Hills. This classic Japanese garden only covers around 4,300 square meters
Komazawa Olympic Park began as the site of the second stadium for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. So it was originally designed and built as a venue for sports such as track & field, soccer, wrestling and volleyball
Shiba Park is best known for its proximity to Zoujyoji Temple and as one of Tokyo’s original westernized parks from the Meiji Restoration. During the Edo period, the park was one large block and home to
Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park (more commonly referred to as Arisugawa Park) is perhaps the most popular expat park in central Tokyo. It is a great little getaway nestled into a large city block in Azabu
Hibiya Park is definitely one of Tokyo’s best parks as it is a large block of landscaped greenery right in the center of Tokyo – across from the imperial gardens to the north and government district of Kasumigaseki to the south.
A brand-new mixed office/residential apartment building in Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo has recently been released onto the market. This building is surrounded by high-grade landmarks
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Toursim announced the public notice of the land prices in Japan as of January 1st, 2010. Yes you now have an English page!
It came as a pleasant surprise when Keiichiro informed me that he had secured a rental apartment matching the desired specifications and budget within 2 weeks of contacting him.
Theresa, another one of our clients, gave us few words about her moving in to her new place in Meguro! She is quite good in Japanese.
We recently took the time to hear what Mr. Kirk Ouellette had to say about the real estate services of Housing Japan.
Dear Parents: Our Summer Soccer Camp schedule has been finalized and we’re offering our young super stars the opportunity to attend 4 different camps during the holiday period
Housing Japan recently caught up with one of our client’s Mike Butler. Here is what he had to say about our real estate services.