1.Cost reduction

Office Rent

The average rent of offices near Hamamatsu station is 8,814 yen per tsubo (= 3.3 square meters). Compared to the average rent per tsubo in Tokyo, about 60% cost reduction can be achieved.

(Source:Rent of offices near Hamamatsu station, Rental Information Site “Officely”

Save labor cost for housing allowance, rent subsidy and commutation allowance

Average monthly rent in Hamamatsu is 55,000 yen for 1 bedroom apartment and 70,000 yen for 2 bedroom + 1 living room apartment. (Source:SUUMO Tokai

Payment base of housing allowance and rent subsidy should depend on the company. However, because of the nature of financial assistance, the amount of allowance can be reduced.

In addition, as employees can commute to the office by using their private cars or short-distance public transportation, the amount of commutation allowance can be significantly reduced.

2.Tax incentive

You can receive various tax incentives by relocating office to a provincial city.

Tax incentives for strengthening local business facilities such as Tax cut for offices and Employment promotion taxation

  • In the case of relocating all or part of the headquarters function from the 23 wards of Tokyo to a provincial city
  • In the case of expanding regional office/relocating the office from the regions other than 23 wards of Tokyo to a provincial city
  • Tax cut for offices and Employment promotion taxation will be applied.

Tax cut for offices

In the case of establishment or expansion of headquarters functions within regional revitalization areas, you can receive the special depreciation or tax deduction on the acquisition value of the business facilities.

  • For relocation: 25% special depreciation or 7% tax deduction
  • For expansion: 15% special depreciation or 4% tax deduction

[Example] In the case of building a new office with the acquisition value of 90 million yen (for relocation)
Special depreciation: 22.5 million yen or tax deduction: 6.3 million yen

Employment promotion taxation

It is applicable to the employees newly hired in the region or transferred to the region.
The maximum 900,000 yen tax deduction per person (for relocation)
*Tax deduction rates are different between relocation and expansion.
*The limit and condition of application are specified for Tax cut for offices and Employment promotion taxation. Please contact Office for the Promotion of Regional Revitalization, Cabinet Office for details.

Tax incentives for strengthening local business facilities unique to Shizuoka Prefecture

Shizuoka Prefecture offers support measures including one of the best tax incentives in Japan for the companies to relocate or expand their headquarters function, and the number of approved cases is ranked first in Japan. (As of December 31, 2021)

Tax incentives for strengthening local business facilities(Shizuoka Prefecture Website)

Business tax (prefectural tax) exemption
Real estate acquisition tax (prefectural tax) exemption
* 95% exemption for expansion


3.Outstanding traffic convenience

  • Hamamatsu is located along the Tokaido, halfway between Tokyo and Osaka. The Tokaido Shinkansen (Hikari express) stops at Hamamatsu station.
  • Using Shinkansen, you can go to Tokyo in 1 hour and 30 minutes and to Osaka in 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  • There are several interchanges of important traffic routes: Tomei Expressway and Shin Tomei Expressway in the city.
  • Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport is located about 50 minute drive away from Hamamatsu and operates seven domestic flights. (Flight routes to Sapporo (New Chitose), Sapporo (Okadama), Izumo, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Okinawa)


4.Creation of new business opportunities

  • Hamamatsu is a government ordinance city with a population of about 800,000 and the number of businesses of about 37,000. The scale of business market is also more than enough.
  • Industrial clusters have been developed by accumulated small and medium-sized enterprises and venture companies that own advanced technical capabilities to support large enterprises successfully operating globally, such as Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda, Kawai, Hamamatsu Photonics, Roland and FCC.
  • Local financial institutions also work on to provide opportunities for local related agencies and corporate managers to interact each other.
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Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in our recommended plans. We are willing to help you to grant your wishes.

Flow of Concierge Service

  1. 01

    We introduce the real estate properties and give professional advice for renovating used houses to the corporate and individual customers who are considering of relocating or moving into Hamamatsu.

    *Don’t hesitate to contact us, as the consultation is free of charge.

  2. 02

    Please send us an e-mail first.

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  3. 03

    We will reply to your inquiry by e-mail.
    Then, we will make arrangement for a remote meeting with you.

  4. 04

    In the remote consultation, we will ask your wishes, requests and concerns in detail and answer your questions.

  5. 05

    Once you applied for the membership of Slow Living in Hamamatsu (no charge), we will make a proposal suitable for your wishes and requests.

  6. 06

    The Concierge of Slow Living in Hamamatsu will introduce real estate properties.

    For the request for tourist information in Hamamatsu, we will introduce Entetsu-Taxi, a partner of Slow Living in Hamamatsu (Please bear the actual expenses).

    support for your relocation
  7. 07

    For building a new house or renovating a used house, we will introduce an architect.

  8. 08

    We will support anything related to your living upon your request.
    We will give advice regarding hospitals and nursing homes, as well as the restaurants offering local delicious foods. We will introduce a specialist.

    Moreover, we will introduce a company specialized in recruiting upon your request.