The Japan Study Tour from 15-21 March 2020 has been postponed until 2021

UPDATE 27 February 2020: The Japan Study Tour from 15-21 March 2020 has been postponed until 2021 following the upgrading of the Australian Government’s travel advice to ‘exercise a high degree of caution’ in Japan due to a heightened risk of sustained local transmission of coronavirus.
The Property Council of Australia’s top priority is the safety of staff and delegates. If you have registered for the tour, please contact Sophie Gazzoli on, 02 9033 1930 or 0438 311 789 for further information.
UPDATE 19 March 2020: Given the rapidly evolving situation around the coronavirus outbreak, the North America Study Tour has been postponed until 2021.  If you have any questions about the event, please contact
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Join us for a study tour to Japan to explore Tokyo and Osaka.
For over six decades Japan has been associated with innovation, technology and futuristic thinking.
Tokyo, home to the world’s largest metropolitan population, is undergoing an urban renaissance as it prepares to host the 2020 Olympic Games driven by new developments in urban renewal, transportation, construction, and an ambitious sustainability agenda.
As the host city for the 2025 World Expo, Osaka is experiencing a new wave of developments combining a focus on green space with high end technology.  New urban projects which are emerging in Osaka reflect the cities position as Japan’s historical commercial hub.
With Australia continually being challenged with increasing density in our cities, the tyranny of distances not only between cities but within them, and ever increasing stresses on our environment, this tour will provide delegates with insights into resilient building, innovative use of technology, vertical precinct level living and technological advances in transport and sustainability to help manage growth.
Delegates will have the chance to go behind-the-scenes and meet with the city-shapers whose new ideas have the potential to transform not only Japan but the world.
Professional Development Objectives


Every site tour, walking tour, briefing and keynote delivered in Tokyo and Osaka was carefully curated to deliver a holistic program of professional development learnings for delegates – centered around planning, innovation and urban development.

Participation in our Japan Study Tour will give delegates the opportunity to learn:

- How to fully integrate retail, office, hospitality and residential in true mixed-use vertical precincts

- How to leverage infrastructure developments to develop integrated urban renewal

- How to leverage innovations in construction to deliver challenging developments and new technology to design the cities of the future.

- How to plan the communities of the future using innovative sustainable methods

- How future intercity transport connectivity can increase productivity

- How to adapt and reuse sporting infrastructure for future communities