Tokyo apartment rent hits 2.5 year low

In September, the average monthly rent of a condominium-type apartment in the Tokyo metropolitan area was 3,712 Yen/sqm, down 0.3% from the previous month and last year, and the lowest level seen in 12 months. Neighboring Saitama and Chiba both saw rents fall by 1.0% and 1.7% from the previous month, although they are still higher than they were 12 months ago.

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Asking price of an apartment in Tokyo hits highest level since 2002

Bad news for buyers who decided to sit on the sidelines throughout 2020. According to Tokyo Kantei, the average asking price of a 70-sqm secondhand apartment across greater Tokyo was 40,440,000 Yen in May, up 0.6% from the previous month and up 10.1% from last year. This is the highest level seen since record-keeping began in 2002.

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