real estate

How to Find Cheap Apartments… Where the Dead Roam!

Do you want to find a cheap property in Japan? Good luck! Japan’s real estate prices are continuing to rise, making it more and more difficult for people to become homeowners. Renting is always a popular option in the archipelago, but if you desire to live close to the city centers of major cities like…

The Morbid World of Oshima Teru

After months of spending your limited free time stressfully looking for the perfect place to live, you end up finding a 1LDK apartment in coveted Chiyoda ward. It’s a dream property. An apartment of that size in the heart of Tokyo is rarely available, and much less at the price that is being offered to…

Find Out About These Awesome Japanese Traditional Homes That are Now for Sale!

You must have seen some of the many old, brilliant castles or modern buildings in Japan, and thought about how much you’d like to own one. Well, if you browse the websites of some Japanese real estate firms, you may now see a selection of old, wooden, rusty dwellings located in beautiful locations. These once…

Japanese Real Estate Company Makes New Homes for Hermit Crabs

Japan is no stranger to creativity, and a Japanese company called Suumo has deployed a form of creative advertising which also helps nature. Suumo is a real estate agent which provides information to people who are looking to buy or rent homes in Japan. With the help of professor Katsuyuki Hamasaki and some students from…

How Does One Man Plan to Solve the ’Akiya’ (Empty Home) Problem in Japan?

As Japan’s population continues to fall the country is left with a unique problem: empty homes. These places can become troublesome for neighbours but one man is trying to change this and give new life to the empty homes of Japan. Akiya – Empty Homes jp.fotolia.com/ In Japanese, an empty home is called ‘akiya.’ As…

Planning to Rent an Apartment in Japan? 7 Important Things to Prepare

It is one of the biggest challenges that many foreigners have to face when they plan on staying in Japan: looking for a place to live. For foreign residents, renting an apartment (アパート, apaato) in Japan could be exciting yet painful at the same time. It is a complicated process that requires a lot of…

Thou Shall Not Fear, Fudosan (Real Estate Agents) are Here!

Finding a place to stay is one of the many concerns that people have when they move to or inside of Japan. This is actually the case for both foreign and Japanese people who go through the stresses of a house move. Luckily, real estate agents or Fudosan as they are called in Japan are…