Real Estate in Tokyo: Investing Inside the Yamanote Line Loop

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The Yamanote Line is one of Tokyo’s busiest train lines, connecting the most important urban centres of Japan’s capital with 29 stations (station number 30, is due to open in Spring 2020). It also more or less encircles all 5 central wards of Tokyo: Shinjuku, Shibuya, Minato, Chiyoda, and Chuo. Not surprisingly some of the […]

Buying a House in Japan as a Foreigner

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Japan has numerous ongoing development projects, especially around the Tokyo area – continuously creating countless opportunities for finding a perfect, luxurious house in a great location.  Japan is slowly opening its gates to the world, and in 2019 the number of foreigners in Japan rose to almost 2.7 million, accounting for over 4% of the population […]

1 Billion Yen Price Tags – Tokyo To See More Luxury Residences in The Next Decade

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When you think of Tokyo, one might imagine an advanced, high-tech, and innovative city. Yet, the luxury housing market lacks stock in comparison to demand and consequently, the market has ample room to grow with especially in the ultra-luxury sector. As true with the lack of posh hotels, finding luxury residential housing with international standards […]

World’s Largest Pension Fund Invests in Japanese Real Estate

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Up until 2018, the world’s largest pension fund, Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), had maintained a stable operation centred on government bonds which are yielding close to nothing. However, the pension ‘whale’ is changing its portfolio strategy and as a result, is expected to invigorate the market and economy by pouring in trillions of […]

Tokyo Real Estate Prices Unlikely to See Major Drop After Olympics

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Tokyo Real Estate Prices Unlikely to See Major Drop After Olympics   Compared to the current trade wars and political crises occurring in the global market, the Tokyo real estate market is looking stable. Since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took charge in 2012, real estate prices have continuously appreciated owing due to quantitative easing policies. […]

New Luxurious Resort in Kyoto Hidden Garden

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Resting at the foot of Hidari Daimonji, in a hidden garden near the Golden Pavilion, you’ll find Kyoto’s newest luxury resort, the Aman Kyoto.  On November 1, 2019, Aman debuted its third resort property in Japan in a secret garden of 80 acres, featuring 24 breathtaking rooms and 2 oversized villas. Every accommodation features a […]

Breathtaking Views from the Newest, Tallest Development in Shibuya

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There has been quite a bit of bustle and excitement about the recent developments that have been made in central Tokyo. A significant amount of new buildings are appearing, and how this will affect Tokyo and its real estate is intriguing to many. The most significant developments we have seen thus far are in Shibuya, […]

Housing Japan Magazine 2019

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The 2019 edition of the Housing Japan Magazine is available now. Our annual publication, it brings together a range of informative articles covering luxury property and fine-living in the heart of Tokyo. Physical copies are being sent out, and the magazine is also available at select locations around Tokyo. Read the online version, below.   […]

The Untold Story of Chiyoda Ward

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While Minato and Shibuya Wards get a lot of attention as well as Chuo Ward where Ginza is located, there is one ward that consistently beats them all in terms of land value preservation and appreciation. That ward is Chiyoda Ward. Located in the geographic centre of the city, Chiyoda Ward holds value the best […]