Japan’s supply of large luxury apartments is tiny

Japan’s luxury apartment market still appears to be undersupplied, with a report by Tokyo Kantei last week showing that just 0.02% of existing condominium-type apartments nationwide can be considered ‘premium’, i.e. over 100 m2.Read more

Tokyo remains one of the cheapest international cities for luxury housing

Luxury housing in central Tokyo remains amongst the cheapest in the top global cities. A luxury condominium in Tokyo’s high-end Motoazabu neighborhood is about 59% cheaper than its Hong Kong equivalent and 45% cheaper than one in London, according to the Japan Real Estate Institute.Read more

Tokyo sees highest increase in luxury residential pricing in Asia in 2022

According to the Knight Frank Prime International Residential Index for 2022, Tokyo saw the highest rate of growth in Asia with a 22.8% annual increase. It was also ranked 4th globally, behind Dubai (+44.2%), Aspen (+27.6%), and Riyadh (+25.0%).

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Tokyo’s newest and most expensive apartments

Although it is still decades behind, Tokyo’s luxury* property market is finally starting to catch up with its international counterparts. Several new projects in the city center have lifted the bar for pricing and design.

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Mita Garden Hills selected as name of new luxury project in central Tokyo

Mita Garden Hills is now the official name of the large-scale luxury condominium project being developed by Mitsui Fudosan Residential and Mitsubishi Estate Residence in Minato's Mita neighborhood. This is the second ‘Garden Hills’ since Hiroo Garden Hills was developed in the 1980s.

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Japan's tallest tower tops out in Toranomon

The 64-story skyscraper in the Toranomon-Azabudai Project topped out at 330 meters on April 21. This is now the tallest building in Japan, exceeding Osaka’s 300-meter tall Abeno Harukas building.

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Tokyo Apartment Sales in March 2022

The following is a selection of apartments that were reported to have sold in central Tokyo during the month of March 2022:

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Same-day sellout for luxury homes in Seijo

An enclave of brand-new luxury detached houses in the Seijo neighborhood in Tokyo went on sale at the end of January, with all five homes selling out. The average price per house was around 230 million Yen (approx. US$2.15 million), with the most expensive home priced at 270 million Yen.

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Toranomon Hills Residential Tower reaches completion

The newest building in the Toranomon Hills area officially reached completion on January 20, 2022. Toranomon Hills Residential Tower is a 220-meter tall, 54-story luxury apartment tower developed by Mori Building. Residents will be able to move in from May.

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Luxury rental apartments added to Torch Tower

A recent use-change will see some luxury rental apartments added to Japan’s tallest tower-to-be. On January 8, the Nikkei Shimbun newspaper reported that the 390-meter tall Torch Tower, on the northern side of Tokyo Station, will have around 50 apartments with monthly rents ranging from 1 ~ 5 million Yen (approx. US$8,650 ~ $43,200). The largest apartment will be in the 400 sqm (4,300 sq.ft) range.

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