What can you buy in Japan for $110,000 or less?

In this installment of the “what can you buy” series, by popular request, we take a look at what you can buy around Japan at the below average price point of ¥12,000,000 ($110,000 USD) or much 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!

2LDK House for Sale in Nagano – Log Cabin in the Tateshina Tokyu Resort area

Listing price: ¥10,800,000 ($99,000 USD)

Location: This roomy log cabin, surrounded by woods, is located in the Tateshina Tokyu Resort area in the city of Chino, Nagano prefecture. Easy access to the main town area where you can find plenty of shops and restaurants. Tateshina Tokyu is a small ski resort that is part of Yatsugatake Chushin Kogen Quasi-National Park and is a popular tourist destination throughout the year.

Property Highlights:

  • 74.48 m² (801-sqft) 2LDK (2-bedroom) 3-story house (third floor loft)
  • Huge wooden deck, deep soaking tub, south-facing home
  • East access to the Tateshina Tokyu ski area

Roomy log cabin for sale in Chino City, Nagano. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to get in touch with the agent! Photo by Tokyu Resort Corporation

Huge wooden deck to look out to the woods. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to get in touch with the agent! Photo by Tokyu Resort Corporation

Huge tub. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to get in touch with the agent! Photo by Tokyu Resort Corporation

Living room. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to get in touch with the agent! Photo by Tokyu Resort Corporation

1R Apartment for Sale in Setegaya Ward Tokyo – 19-min direct ride to Shinjuku on the Keio line

Listing Price: ¥8,800,000 ($81,000 USD)

Location: 5-min walk from Chitose Karasuyama Station on the Keio line, about a 19-min direct ride to Shinjuku Station on the Keio line

Property Highlights:

  • 16.56 m² 1R (studio) apartment built in 1990
  • Desirable residential area with easy access to Shinjuku

Bright and clean 1R apartment for sale in an excellent location in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to get in touch with the agent. Photo: ReMax Amistad

 

Please click on the photo for the full listing and to get in touch with the agent. Photo: ReMax Amistad

Please click on the photo for the full listing and to get in touch with the agent. Photo: ReMax Amistad

1R apartment floor plan. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to get in touch with the agent. Photo: ReMax Amistad

3LDK Semi-Detached House in Yokohama

Listing Price: ¥10,800,000 ($99,000 USD)

Location: 12-min walk from Gumyoji Station on the Keikyu Main line in Minami Ward, Yokohama.

  • 8-min direct ride to Yokohama Station
  • 31-min direct ride to Shinagawa
  • 45-min ride to Shibuya with one transfer

Gumyoji is a family-friendly neighborhood with a supermarket, park, public school, and police station. Easy commute to major stations in Tokyo and Kanagawa.

Please click here to see a 3D virtual tour of this home!

3LDK semi-detached house for sale in Yokohama. Family-friendly neighborhood near Gumyoji Station on the Keikyu Main line, 7-min direct ride to Yokohama Station by express. Please click on the photo for the full listing and fill out the inquiry form on the property detail page to contact the agent! Photo: Minami Aoyama Real Estate Co. Ltd.

Property Highlights:

  • 71.73 m² 3LDK (3-bedroom) semi-detached house
  • Two stories
  • All western-style rooms
  • Built in 1988

Please click on the photo for the full listing and fill out the inquiry form on the property detail page to contact the agent. Photo: Minami Aoyama Real Estate Co. Ltd.

2LDK House for Sale in Kyoto – Renovated in 2019 – Quiet but convenient residential area

Listing price:

Location: 4-min walk from Fushimi Station on the Kintetsu Kyoto line in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto.

  • 10-min direct ride to Kyoto Station

Property highlights:

  • 56.61 m² (603-sqft) 2LDK (2-bedroom)
  • Built in 1979, renovated in April 2019
  • All Western-style rooms, small back terrace
  • Convenient residential area (several convenience stores, supermarkets, banks, park and drugstore all nearby)
  • Easy direct commute to Kyoto Station

Renovated 2LDK house for sale in Kyoto. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to get in touch with the agent. Photo: Insight House

Interior renovated in April 2019. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to get in touch with the agent. Photo: Insight House

Floor Plan. Please click on the image to see the full listing and to get in touch with the agent. Image: Insight House

1K Apartment for Sale in Osaka – Near Shin Osaka Station – Currently tenanted with estimated gross yield of 6.4%

Listing price: ¥11,650,000 ($107,000 USD)

Location: 6-min walk from Shin Osaka Station on the Midosuji subway line. Shin Osaka Station is a major station in greater Osaka and the western terminus of the Tokaido shinkansen line from Tokyo, and the eastern terminus of the Sanyo shinkansen.

Property highlights:

  • 18.00 m² 1K (studio) apartment
  • Built in 2005
  • Currently tenanted as an investment property with estimated gross yield of 6.4%
  • Purchase as an investment or for your use

Apartment for sale near Shin Osaka Station. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to get in touch with the agent. Photo: Kurofune

Apartment for sale near Shin Osaka Station. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to get in touch with the agent. Photo: Kurofune

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FAQs About Buying Property in Japan

Can a foreigner buy property in Japan?

Yes. You can buy property in Japan regardless of your nationality or country of origin. There are also no residency requirements for buying real estate in Japan. Securing financing as a resident foreigner is more complicated. For info on financing, please see Basic Requirements for Getting a Mortgage as a Foreigner in Japan

Seminars on Buying Property in Japan

Please see our seminar page for a current list of seminars on: how to buy a home in Japaninvesting in Japanese real estate for beginnershow to apply for permanent residency in Japanhow to sell property in Japan, and much more.

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 Buying 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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Lead photo: Mt.Tateshina and Lake Shirakaba in Nagano, Japan via iStock 471637536