Greater Tokyo sees net inflow of 126,000 residents in 2023

Greater Tokyo, which includes Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba Prefectures, recorded a net inflow of 126,515 residents in 2023, a 27% increase from 2022.Read more

Platinum Avenue office sells for 8 billion Yen

Last month, Orix JREIT signed an agreement to sell this office building alongside Platinum Avenue in Shirokane for ¥8.78 billion. The cap rate would be in the high 3% range.Read more

Almost 80% of young renters want an apartment building less than 20 yrs old

AtHome conducted a nationwide survey of renters in their 20s to find out what they’re looking for when renting an apartment.Read more

Japan’s hotel rates reach record high in December

Last December, the average room rate for a hotel in Japan was 21,102 Yen, up 8.2% from November and the first time in the 2000s that it has exceeded 20,000 Yen, according to industry tracker STR. The nationwide average is being pulled up by hotels in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Hokkaido, as inbound visitors show a remarkable return.Read more

Hotel acquisition targets semiconductor factory staff

Kyoritsu Maintenance, an operator of hotels, aged-care, and student accommodations, is planning to acquire a 68-room resort hotel from Minamiaso Village in Kumamoto. The goal behind the purchase is to provide a hotel targeting the staff and family of the new semiconductor factories being built nearby.Read more

Apartment rents in Tokyo reach record high in 2023

Renewed population growth in Tokyo has resulted in rents in the 23 wards increasing by 8.0% to a record high of 4,152 Yen/sqm in 2023. Average rents are now 30% higher than they were in 2014.

Rising property prices are also causing a growing number of would-be buyers to turn to the rental market instead, adding extra pressure on the demand side. 

All major urban centers surveyed by Tokyo Kantei saw annual rental price growth in 2023, although some have seen growth at a higher pace than others. Tokyo’s 23 wards saw the highest year-on-year increase of 8.0%, followed by Saitama City (+7.6%) and Kobe City (+7.4%). Osaka City saw a 3.9% increase after a 7.7% increase in 2022.

The data provided by Tokyo Kantei is based on the advertised rent of condominium-type apartments recorded in Tokyo Kantei’s database and is limited to family-type apartments (excluding apartments under 30 sqm in size, office and retail space).

Source: Tokyo Kantei, January 17, 2023.

Properties we have sourced this month

The following is a list of some of the off-market listings we have dug up this month. Read more