So you’ve decided to escape the city and stake your claim to a piece of the Japanese countryside. Congratulations! You’ve made the first step towards finding your inaka.
But to where? Japan is home to 47 prefectures and a wide variety of terrain.
What should you consider when embarking on a journey through the wonderful world of Japan’s countryside real estate? Let’s take a look at what options are out there, and the pros & cons of each.
What’s it going to be: river deep or mountain high?
If you are a perfectionist, you might love the options available inside one of Japan’s many planned villa communities. These communities exist in all types of areas, both the seaside and in the mountains. In exchange for a monthly fee, a management company keeps the resort in impeccable condition. Often these communities have shared facilities such as tennis courts and banquet halls.
This can be a good option for people who are busy and would like the peace of mind that there are people taking care of the surrounding area when they are not around. However, with these communities come certain rules about new construction and exterior renovation, and the constant need to pay monthly management fees can add up in the long run.
Ready to dive in? Find your home in the Japanese countryside.
Purchasing real estate in Japan is an involved process, and making an acquisition in the countryside presents an additional level of complication that requires a bit of thought before jumping into it. But, like any good thing, you can discover the property of your dreams if you do your homework.
Akiya & Inaka provides real estate services focused on helping you find your home in the Japanese countryside. From location tours to research and transaction assistance, we are here to help you along the journey to staking your claim. If you’d like to take a look into what’s out there waiting for you, get in touch and let’s go on a journey to find your Inaka!