Back in Autumn 2022, everyone was scratching their heads as the Japanese government struggled to work out how to open their borders effectively… and then it happened! Ever since the announcement in October last year that most international tourists could enter as normal, the floodgates opened.
Powder-seekers, sushi-dreamers and onsen-lovers began booking their tickets and crashing accommodation websites! “Even at Uchi, which is focused on providing seamless access to real estate listings from across Japan, traffic to our site dramatically increased once people realised they would be able to come back into Japan again,” says Chris – founder of Uchijapan.com.
“After two and a half quiet years, the resorts around Japan were buzzing with international visitors again. At the same time the real estate market awoke with a bang. We estimate that there have been over 200 transactions in Japan’s top ski resorts alone this winter, with everyone remembering why this country is so special, especially when it is covered in that amazing powder snow!
“Bookings for next winter have already opened (click here for our quick guide on getting the best early bird offers) and with early demand strong it is exciting to see the parallel interest in real estate. With some incredible new developments in Hokkaido available for investment alongside the strong secondary market across the country, we expect the next 12 months to be busier than ever!
“We estimate that there have been over 200 transactions in Japan’s top ski resorts alone this winter, with everyone remembering why this country is so special…”
“You can keep up to date on all new listings by heading to our site and signing up for our regular property updates. We will also be picking the most interesting opportunities alongside SkiAsia throughout the summer.”
Developments: check out the newest and most exciting projects in Japan’s top ski resorts by clicking here. Also check out listings on the secondary market in some of the most popular hotels.
Houses: we have over 200 listings of homes available for purchase right now, ensuring you get the best access to Japan’s powder snow next winter (not to mention the golf in summer!). Click here to see the latest listings, with the cheapest backcountry cabin available for only $120,000 USD!
Apartments: if you’re looking for a fully-managed turnkey option then this is the place for you, with over 180 ski apartments and penthouses listed for sale right now, starting at under $350,000 USD. Check out the latest listings here.
Land: searches for land have gone through the roof this winter. The ability to customise your own home coupled with many excellent options offering genuine value for money, has seen a huge increase in the popularity of starting your Japanese investment journey from scratch. With plots available from only $20,000 USD it is no wonder! Click here for more info and to see our 250+ listings.
Don’t forget to register now at Uchi to get access to the latest Japanese real estate listings as and when they come online!