Akiya in Inaka

Real Estate agencies come in all shapes and sizes, and with many types of services. However, one thing that tends to stay the same across agencies is their robust listings. A well-defined portfolio of high profile properties works well for a geographically focused organization financially incentivized to close.

We are not that organization, so we don’t care about listings much. Keep on reading to find out why!

The Japanese Government requires real estate agents to take a 3% commission on sales price. This means that agents have no other guaranteed revenue streams. Understandably, they then try to sell as expensive as they can. Akiya stump most real estate organizations for a number of reasons, a major one being that they are so cheap. For instance, a 3% commission on a ¥5,000,000 house isn’t much for all the work that would go into it.

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The State of the Akiya

This state of affairs produces unmotivated akiya agents. If you’ve ever heard anyone complaining about how bad service for vacant properties is, now you know why: it’s all work and no reward. But that’s only because no one has bothered challenging that system. Fortunately, we came along to do just that!

Akiya & Inaka has many services that we pride ourselves on, including our custom akiya portfolios. Because there are so many akiya in Japan, we have to develop custom property profiles for each of our clients. We work closely with them to learn their interests and use that to produce a proper profile. After we acquire enough information, we then use it to begin our akiya hunt!

Our clients generally purchase 1 property at a time, though there are exceptions. This means that we frequently have leftover, perfectly viable portfolio listings. We’re pretty big into recycling, so we decided to feature a few of them here!

Current Akiya Listings

Minakami, Gunma

Minakami is a well-known winter wonderland, but it is so much more than that, and this beautiful house is your ticket to exploring it all!
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Nagara, Chiba

Chiba prefecture has many well-known destinations, and even more that remain undiscovered. Come visit one of it's hidden gems, in Nagara!
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Kamakura, Kanagawa

Looking for high culture? Look no further - this beautiful Kamakura home has it in spades.

More Than Enough to Go Around

The listings featured on this page will change over time. But rest assured, all properties you see are good for those interested in exploring Japan’s countryside. Furthermore, that is the only reason why we list them. We do not have any affiliation with property management organizations that require us to push properties. Thus, everything you see here is here because we simply think they’re cool.

Sometimes we’ll feature fixer-uppers, sometimes turn-key vacation homes, sometimes cabins. A happy bonus to our working so closely with clients is we know a lot of wacky properties. And that’s part of the fun with akiya! There are so many types out there, it’s nearly impossible to get tired of exploring the landscape.

So please take a look, and let us know if you find anything of interest!