Uchi have done the hard work for you (again!) and pulled together five great options for those of you looking to not only ski in Japan but invest in land or property over there. With the Japanese yen weakening dramatically recently (as much as 10{4e908c29df01d999f087e4f922633998e2ded1c72f05851cd6252034960daee5} against the US dollar in the last month), this is a great time to look into that dream move and you do not have to break the bank in the process.

More and more investors in Japanese ski resorts are looking for something slightly away from the hill – a bit more privacy and peace of mind that you are at home with your family instead of sharing the hotel with a gaggle of other guests, not to mention saving a significant amount of money on the price of land which gives you more to put into your home!

Check out the properties below with land, houses and apartments spread between Rusutsu, Nozawa Onsen, Lake Toya, Niseko and Makkari!

Niseko Royal Town Chalet

Type: House & Land
Price: $310,000 USD / 38m JPY

Royal Town House

Royal Town House. View more images

This cute chalet is located within 5 minutes of both Niseko-Moiwa and Niseko-Annupuri resorts and offers a great opportunity to jump on the investment bandwagon in Niseko. The home is situated in a great little community of locals and international investors with plenty of natural onsen around and the chance to extend the current property.


Rusutsu Land

Type: Land
Price: $140,000 USD / 17.4m JPY

Rusutsu land for sale

Rusutsu Residential Land. View more images

A perfect plot of land for your own home a short walk from the lifts of Rusutsu Resort, voted Japan’s Best Ski Resort in 2021 in the World Ski Awards. Not only can you enjoy immediate access to some of the best snow on the planet, but come back in summer and you can take your pick of 4 local golf courses and even a theme park!


Quaint Lake Toya Chalet

Type: House & Land
Price: $260,000 USD / 32m JPY

Lake Toya Chalet

Quaint Lake Toya Chalet. View more images

Less than 20 minutes from Rusutsu Resort, Lake Toya is a stunning volcanic lake that is an incredible venue for watersports in the summer yet close to several of Hokkaido’s best ski resorts in winter. This chalet is ready for occupancy immediately and a great option for regular visitors to Hokkaido – Lake Toya is up and coming as a destination and has seen significant investment from local international residents recently.


Huge Makkari Riverfront Land

Type: Land
Price: $400,000 USD / 49m JPY

Makkari land for sale

Makkari River Land (21.5k Tsubo). View more images

Makkari is located halfway between Niseko United and Rusutsu Resorts, meaning you get your pick of the best mountain each day! This huge piece of land is big enough for several houses and features riverfront access and stunning views. Close to Niseko Town and Makkari Village but surrounded by farmland, this really is an oasis in Japan’s powder capital.


Kawamotoya Hotel

Type: Apartment
Price: $370,000 USD / 44.7m JPY

Kawamotoya Hotel

Kawamotoya Hotel. View more images

Nozawa Onsen has long been revered by Japanese locals and has seen plenty of action from international visitors too, but real estate opportunities have been few and far between. Kawamotoya is one of the first real chances to buy and own a “Niseko-style” apartment hotel unit in Nozawa Onsen with a variety of configurations available.



Kuma Cottage

Kuma Cottage. View more images

Ok, one final bonus listing for you! Although it’s outside the price range, this makes it into the recommendations because this awesome chalet has just dropped from 120m JPY to 95m JPY! Kuma Cottage is a large 2 bedroom home located in Niseko-Hirafu and now available for only $780,000 USD. This is a rare opportunity to get hold of a renovated home that can be used immediately on a large 330 sqm plot of land in Hirafu. Find out more here.

If none of the above listings quite tickle your fancy but you are excited about the cheap yen, then check out over 500 resort properties now at uchijapan.com/properties and find your dream resort home in Japan with Uchi.


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