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Top Real Estate Agencies in Tokyo: The Definitive Guide


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Tokyo is the financial center and the city that attracts by far the most foreigners in Japan. Even if property is not the cheapest in the region, nor the country, many decide to buy here.

You’ll find a number a real estate agents who have both Japanese and foreign nationals, ready to cater local and overseas buyers. However, the information about the different agencies are rarely summarized in a detailed way.

Therefore, I decided to write this article where I list some of the top real estate agencies in Tokyo. Let’s have a look.

Introductory remark

The real estate agencies are listed in a random order.

1. Colliers International

Colliers International is one of the largest real estate agents with around 70 offices and thousands of employees working worldwide. In 2017, the company officially announced that it will open its first office in Japan, the Managing Director will be Katsuji Tokita who has a long experience of working in the real estate industry.

You’ll see that the company is reputable and has won a number of awards in the Asian region, for example:

a. Euromoney 2016 – Best Overall Advisor & Consultant Award in Asia

b. Euromoney 2015 – Best Agency/Letting Advisor and Consultant Award in Asia

c. REIW Asia Awards for Excellence 2013 – Best Property Advisory/Consultancy

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How to Buy Property in Tokyo: A Complete Guide

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Tokyo is the financial hub and the most popular city for foreigners in Japan.

Due to its great size, prices differ much between different areas. It’s important that you study well in advance, before buying a property in this city.

In this article I explain the basics when buying property in Tokyo.

Property market in Tokyo

It might not come as a surprise that property prices and rental yields are highest in Tokyo, compared to other cities in Japan.

Tokyo is the capital, the largest city and the most popular city among foreigners.

It offers all the amenities and luxuries of modern life, and was ranked as the safest city in the world by The Safe Cities Index.

Dailymail has also listed Tokyo as the best city to live, leaving behind the major cities in Europe and North America.

Tokyo attracts more foreigners

Even when the native population is in decline, there is a significant increase in the number of foreigners living in Japan, mainly in Tokyo.

The past years, there’s been a big year-on-year increase of foreigners living in Japan, the numbers are currently the highest historically. Tokyo outperforms the average value in Japan with a couple of percentage points.

Personally, I’ve visited Nagoya, Kuwana, Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. I preferable like Tokyo and would probably move there, if I went to Japan.

At the moment I’m writing this article, almost 1/4 of all foreigners reside in the greater Tokyo area, which speaks for itself.

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