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What can you buy in Hokkaido for $140,000 or Less?

By popular request, in this installment of the “what can you buy” series, we zoom in on Hokkaido to see what is on the market for $140,000 (¥15,800,000) or much less. Hokkaido is consistently one of the most searched for... More

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What can you buy in Japan’s Smaller Cities for $150,000?

By popular request, in this installment of the “what can you buy” series, we take a tour around Japan’s smaller cities to see what is available at the $150,000 (17 million yen) price point, or less. In 2017, the average... More

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What can you buy in the Greater Tokyo Region for $225,000 or Less?

In this installment of the “what can you buy” series, we feature properties currently available in the greater Tokyo region for $250,000 or much less. In 2017, the average listing price for a 70-sqm re-sale condominium in the Tokyo 23... More

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What can you buy in Kyoto for $200,000 or Less?

In this installment of the “what can you buy” series, we visit one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and also one of the most popular places for people looking for property on Real Estate Japan: Kyoto.... More

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What can you buy for $145,000 around Japan?

By popular request, in this installment of the “what can you buy” series, we take another virtual tour around Japan, from big cities to medium-sized towns, to see what is available at the $145,000 (16 million JPY) price point. To... More

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What can you buy for $145,000 around Japan?

In this installment of the “what can you buy for” series, we take a virtual tour around Japan, from the metropolises of Tokyo and Osaka to medium-sized cities to see what you can buy for about $145,000 (¥16,000,000) or less.... More

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What can you buy for $200,000 in Osaka?

In this installment of our series on “what can you buy” in cities throughout Japan, we head to Osaka, the unofficial capital of western Japan! The average price of a re-sale apartment in central Osaka is about 33 million yen... More

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What can you buy in other parts of Japan for the average price of a house in Tokyo?

In this installment of “what can you buy” we decided to take a hypothetical budget of  ¥64,870,000 (about $589,000) and go house hunting outside Tokyo’s 23 Wards, just as many people do when they want to find a good value outside... More

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What can you buy for $280,000 in Japan?

On Real Estate Japan, buyer interest in purchasing a home outside Tokyo has been steadily growing in the past year. In this installment of “What can you buy…?” we take a virtual tour around Japan to see what can be... More

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What can you buy in Japan’s Small Towns for $200,000?

In this article, we give a few examples of single-family homes for sale in Japan’s smaller cities with a list price of about $200,000 (¥21,800,000). To understand what the $200,000 price point means, it’s useful to compare it to housing... More

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What can you buy in Japan’s smaller cities for $150,000 or less?

March has started off with roar, in terms of user interest in “for sale” properties on Real Estate Japan. Buyers are showing especially strong interest in Tokyo’s 23 wards and in western suburbs like Machida and secondary markets like Osaka,... More

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What can you buy in the Tokyo suburbs for $230,000 or Less?

Despite near record-level listing prices in the greater Tokyo area, this month on Real Estate Japan we are continuing to see strong demand from buyers interested in buying first homes and investment properties. In this month’s installment of what you can... More

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What can you buy in Japan’s Smaller Cities for $150,000?

The year has just begun but already on Real Estate Japan, we’ve seen a very strong year-on-year increase in inquiries for residential properties in Tokyo, Osaka, and smaller cities. If you wanted to buy a new condominium in the greater... More

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What can you buy in Tokyo for $220,000?

As we start out 2018, on Real Estate Japan, we’re continuing to see strong year-on-year growth in inquiries for properties throughout the country and particularly in central Tokyo locations. People are looking to buy both homes and investment properties. Below... More

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What Can You Buy in Tokyo Now For $220,000?

On Real Estate Japan this year, we saw a significant year-on-year increase in inquiries from people looking to buy homes and investment properties in Tokyo. This is against a market in which there is a very tight supply of new... More

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What can you buy for $215,000 in the Japanese countryside?

In this article, we take a look at what is currently available in the Japanese countryside for about 215,000 USD or much less. In the past year on Real Estate Japan, we’ve seen a growing trend in buyers looking for... More

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What can you buy in Japan’s small towns for $150,000?

In this installment of the “What can you buy in Japan” series, we go outside the big cities of Tokyo and Osaka to see what is available for $150,000 (¥17 million) or much less in regional cities and towns. In... More

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What can you buy in the Tokyo suburbs for $160,000 or Much Less?

If you have been renting in or near Tokyo for a while and are thinking of putting down roots, you would not be alone. In August, which is a traditionally slow month for home sales, we saw a surge of... More

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What can you buy for $120,000 in Japan’s Smaller Cities?

Despite the continuing rise in residential property prices in Tokyo’s 23 Wards, we have continued to see a high level of interest in central Tokyo properties, from both investors and people looking for family homes. In parallel, this year, we... More

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What can you buy in Tokyo for $250,000 now?

This month, we continue to see strong growth in the number of inquiries from people looking to buy a home or investment property in Tokyo. Below we answer some frequently asked questions, and take a look at what you can... More