Aizuwakamatsu akiya

Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima

Full of great food, architecture, and vistas, Aizuwakamatsu is one of Fukushima's most well-known cities. Join the club with this minka!
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NFT Experiment

Akiya & Inaka supports technological experimentation as a means to uncover new business opportunities. Our most recent? An Inaka NFT series.
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A Brief History of Business, Part I

On our 1 year anniversary, we thought we'd look back and reflect on where we've come over the year and where we're headed from here.
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$500 Houses in Japan – Fact or Fiction

$500 houses in Japan? The 2021 akiya newscycle is upon us, and this time around it's honing in on a very specific price point. Let's dig in!
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Kintsugi Reconsidered

Kintsugi is the Japanese practice of mending broken pottery with lacquer infused with precious metals - what an apt metaphor for akiya!
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Renovation & Rural Japan

Renovation is very often a part of the akiya journey, but it doesn't have to be expensive, scary, or a hassle. Come with us to learn more!
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Cryptocurrency Accepted!

Cryptocurrency has been around since 2009 and it's time we saw it do something cool. We now accept cryptocurrency for akiya research!
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Lifestyle Level-Up

Rural Japan offers much in the way of alternative lifestyle - come with us to explore all the options available to start your journey!

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!