What can you buy in Japan for $240,000 or less?

In this installment of the “what can you buy” series, we feature properties around Japan with a list price of about $240,000 (¥25,000,000).

To put this price point in perspective, according to Tokyo Kantei, the average listing price for a newly built house in the greater Tokyo area in May 2020 was ¥37,710,000 ($352,000). Greater Tokyo includes the city of Tokyo, the Tokyo western suburbs and the prefectures of Chiba, Saitama, and Kanagawa.

Let’s take a look at today’s featured homes!

1LDK House Near Onjuku Chuo Beach – Chiba

1LDK house for sale on the Chiba coast town of Onjuku. Please click on the photo for the full listing, to see more photos and to inquire directly to the agent.

List price: ¥24,800,000 ($235,000)

Location and Highlights:

This is a unique opportunity to buy a spacious 96-sqm 1BR (1LDK) house in the town of Onjuku, Chiba. The lot includes three parking spaces and a landscaped yard. Highlight features include a sun room, all western-style rooms with laminate flooring, plentiful closet space, and a dedicated office area, making this home suitable for teleworking or as a vacation home. This is a well-constructed, well-maintained property, built by Sweden House Co. Ltd.

Nearby conveniences include a convenience store, supermarket, and bank. Onjuku Chuo Beach is located about 2-km from the property.

Onjuku Chuo Beach. Photo: Izu navi via Flickr

2SLDK apartment in Yodogawa Ward – Osaka

List price: ¥24,300,000 ($231,000)

2SLDK apartment for sale in Yodogawa Ward, Osaka. Please click on the photo for the full listing, more photos and to inquire directly to the agent.

On offer is a spacious third-floor, 61.18 m² corner-unit 2SLDK (2-bedrooms, bonus storage room, plus living-dining room) near Nishinakajima Nanpou Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway Midōsuji line.

Built in 1995, this apartment was recently fully renovated and boasts a brand new kitchen, sink, toilet, dishwasher, flooring, water heater, and bathtub. The building is managed by a property management company, with staff on-duty in the daytime. Parking is available for an additional fee.

Nishinakajima Napou is also the interchange station for switching to the Hankyu Kyoto line (at Minamigata station).

This is an extremely convenient location, just two stops from Osaka-Umeda Station on the Hankyu Kyoto line, while the Midosuji line, of course allows direct access to major stations such as Umeda, Yodoyabashi, Honmachi, Shinsaibashi, Namba, and Tennoji.

3LDK apartment in Kita Ward – Kyoto

3LDK apartment for sale in Kita Ward, Kyoto. Please click on the photo for the full listing, more photos, and to inquire directly to the agent.

List price: ¥23,800,000 ($226,000)

Location and highlights:

For sale is a ground-floor 58.53 m² 3LDK (3-bedroom) apartment, 17-min walk from Kitaoji Station on the Karasuma line in Kita Ward, Kyoto. Two western-style rooms and one Japanese-style room.

For an additional ¥5,000 per month, residents can use the private enclosed yard that is connected to this unit.

For an additional ¥500 per month, residents can use the private enclosed yard that is connected to this unit.

 4DK renovated machiya traditional Kyoto-style house for sale

List price: ¥19,800,000

Location and highlights:

For sale is a beautifully renovated 4DK (4-rooms plus a dining/kitchen area) traditional-style house, 8-min walk from JR Umenokoji Kyoto Nishi station (a new station that was just opened in March 2019) and 10-min walk from JR Tanbaguchi station.

The current owners have been renting out this property as a guesthouse.

This machiya features modern amenities, including a system kitchen and bath. The bathtub, vanity and toilet are separated. Please click on the photo to see the full listing, including the floor plan and more photos. For more information on this property, please fill out the inquiry form on the property detail page.

Renovated 1K apartment near Shinjuku Central Park

List price: ¥21,800,000

Location and highlights:

For sale is a beautifully renovated 2nd-floor 1K apartment in an excellent location near Shinjuku Central Park.

5-min walk from Tochomae Station on the Toei Oedo line. This property truly lies in the heart of the Shinjuku skyscraper district. It is also just a 12-min walk to JR Shinjuku Station.

For more information, please see the property detail page for: 1K apartment for sale in Shinjuku

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“.

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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