What can you buy for about $130,000 around Japan?

In this installment in the “what can you buy” series, we take a look at what you can buy around Japan for about $130,000 (¥14,000,000) or less.

To put this price point in perspective,

After the examples, we give answers to FAQs about buying property in Japan as a foreigner.

Let’s look at a few examples of what’s currently on the market.

House for Sale in Kyoto – Secluded location, huge studio art room!

Location: Secluded location in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto. Please click see the location on the map in the full property listing.

Spacious 4LDK house for sale in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent.

This property features a spacious studio room with large windows and high ceilings. Please click on the photo for details on the listing.

 

Price: ¥14,800,000 ($130,000)

Size and Layout: 165.16 m² (1,776-sqft) 3LDK (3BR House)

Floors: two-story house

Land rights: Freehold

Year Built: 2002

Notes: Property is in secluded location in hills of north-central Kyoto, 5-min walk to bus stop, carport, spacious studio art room. Japanese and western-style rooms. Please see more photos in the property listing.

Apartment For Sale in Umeda, Osaka – Prime location

Location: This property is located in a prime location in Umeda, the main northern transport, commercial, business, shopping and entertainment district of Osaka.

With access to three nearby stations:

  • 6-min walk from Higashiumeda Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway Tanimachi Line
  • 8-min walk from Umeda Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway Midōsuji Line
  • 8-min walk from Yodoyabashi Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway Midōsuji Line

Umeda, Osaka. Photo: Angel Real Estate Consultancy Japan

Apartment for sale in Umeda, Osaka. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent.

Price: ¥14,000,000 ($130,000)

Size and Layout: 21.60 m² (232-sqft) 1R (1 room studio apartment)

Floor: 6th-floor in 15-story building

Land rights: Freehold

Year Built: 2004

Notes: The current owner is leasing out this apartment with an estimated gross yield of 5.8%, with estimated annual rental income of ¥810,000. This is a well-maintained building in an excellent central location. Great natural light. Buy for yourself or as an investment property.

Apartment for Sale in Central Kyoto – Near Kawaramachi Station and Kamo River

Location: Excellent location in central Kyoto, near the Kamo River, Kawaramachi and Gion-Shijo Stations.

Apartment for sale in central Kyoto. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent.

Price: ¥14,500,000 ($134,000)

Size and Layout: 25.22 m² (269-sqft) 1K (1 room studio apartment)

Floor: 8th-floor in 12-story building

Land rights: Freehold

Year Built: 1999

Notes: The current owner is leasing out this apartment with an estimated gross yield of 5.5%, with estimated annual rental income of ¥792,000. Excellent central location. Near popular shopping and tourist area of Kawaramachi, on the left bank of the Kamo River. Buy for yourself or as an investment property.

Apartment for Sale in Shinjuku – Recently renovated, near Shinjuku Central Park

Location: Excellent location in Nishi (West) Shinjuku, near Shinjuku Central Park and Tochomae Station.

Renovated apartment for sale in Shinjuku. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent.

Price: ¥13,800,000 ($128,000)

Size and Layout: 19.45 m² (204-sqft) 1R (1 room studio apartment)

Floor: 9th-floor in 12-story building

Land rights: Freehold

Year Built: 1977

Notes: Excellent location, recently renovated, great natural light!

Apartment for Sale in Fukuoka – Gion Station, one stop from Hakata Station

Apartment for sale in Fukuoka. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent.

Price: ¥13,450,000 ($124,000)

Size and Layout: 19.45 m² (263-sqft) 1K (1 room studio apartment)

Floor: 9th-floor in 13-story building

Land rights: Freehold

Year Built: 2007

Notes: Well-maintained property with a good view. Estimated gross yield of 5.4%.


FAQs About Buying Property in Japan

How do I get a property loan as a foreigner in Japan?

Please see this article for information on: Getting a property loan as a foreigner in Japan

What is the process for buying a property in Japan?

Please see our step-by-step guide: Guide to Property in Japan

See how much you can borrow and your monthly payments in yen: Yen Mortgage Loan Calculator

For information about purchase and brokerage fees: Breakdown of real estate purchase fees and taxes in Japan

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How much is my property worth?

Real Estate Japan is pleased to offer free, no obligation appraisals for owners of property in Japan. Please click here and fill out the form: How much is my property worth?

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Lead photo: Shijo Street, Kyoto, 18 December 2017, iStock