How to buy a home in Kyoto as a foreigner: Webinar

Online version of our popular series of seminars on how to buy your dream home (not investment property) in Japan. This session will include general information on buying property and real estate trends, as well as specific info about the market in Kyoto. The seminar will be held live online from 6:30PM to 7:30PM on Tuesday, Dec 15th (JST).

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    Real Estate Japan
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    6:30 pm
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    This seminar will be held online and virtually hosted in Tokyo
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Real Estate Japan is pleased to present the online version of our popular series of seminars on buying your dream home in Japan.

This session will focus specifically on how to buy a home in Kyoto as a foreigner. We’ve had many requests to do a seminar focusing on Kyoto, so we expect a full house and are looking forward to seeing everyone! This will be a co-presentation by GPlusMedia (the parent company of Real Estate Japan) and RE/MAX Community Labo.

We will be covering the following topics:

  • Presented by GPlusMedia
    • Japanese real estate market trends
    • Interest rates
    • Financing options based on visa status
    • Tax benefits and deductions
    • Buying vs renting
    • How to purchase real estate in Japan
  • Presented by RE/MAX Community Labo
    • Kyoto real estate market and trends
    • How to access Kyoto from airports, Tokyo Station, and Osaka station
    • Demand for Kyoto real estate

This seminar is designed for foreign residents of Japan, but our partner RE/MAX Community Labo is also able to provide assistance to overseas residents who are interested in buying a home in Japan.

Q&A session will be held at the end of the online seminar

Bring your questions and take notes, as we’ll be holding a Q&A session at the end!

Free, online consultations are available by appointment

For a private consultation, please indicate that you would like to request an appointment on the registration form. A consultant from RE/MAX Community Labo will contact you.

Our partner, RE/MAX Community Labo is able to offer personalized consultation, including the following.

  • Property information from REINS (the Japanese version of the Multiple Listing Service) as well as additional information from local agents.
  • Consulting with banks to find out how much you can borrow.
  • Provide Income/Expenditure spreadsheets for properties you are interested in, including costs involved in finding tenants.

Properties currently for sale

All the agents listing properties on Real Estate Japan are able to assist clients in English and Japanese; some of our partner agents are also able to speak Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

Before attending the seminar, you may want to look through properties currently available on Real Estate Japan to see if there are any of interest. If so, you can inquire directly to the agent handling the listing by filling out the inquiry form on the property detail page. Please click the links below to see current listings:

All For Sale Property Listings

Investment Property Listings

Kyoto featured properties

We list a wide range of properties for sale in Kyoto, from traditional-style homes to recently built single-family houses and modern apartments. Please click here to see current listings in Kyoto. To get more information on any of the listings and to arrange a room view, please contact the agent by filling out the inquiry form on the property detail page.

3LDK apartment for sale in Kyoto. This is a spacious 98.77 m² top (11th) floor apartment for sale in an amazing location in the heart of the city, just a 3-min walk from Nijoujou Station on the subway Tozai Station. Please click on the photo to see the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent.

Gorgeous 3LDK traditional-style house with modern upgrades for sale in Kyoto. Excellent location, less than 1-km from UNESCO World Heritage site Kiyomizu Dera (Temple). Please click on the photo to see the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent.

Renovated 3DK traditional-style house for sale in Kyoto. Please click on the photo to see the full listing, including the floor plan, interior photos and to inquire directly to the agent.

Articles on Buying Property in Japan

Real Estate Japan regularly publishes articles on buying, selling, and investing in property in Japan, covering a wide of topics from data and market reports to macroeconomic trends and featured properties from around the country.

Here are a few of our most popular articles on home buying:

Please visit the Resources section to see all of our articles.

The seminar is free, but attendance is limited to 30 participants and previous seminars have filled up quickly. Please click on the registration link below to reserve a seat!


GPlus Media Inc.
Yasuhiro Kitagawa

Yasuhiro has been with Real Estate Japan for six years. He studied and worked in the U.S. for over ten years before returning to Japan to work in the Japanese real estate industry. He is passionate about improving transparency and access to the Japanese real estate market for Japanese and foreigners alike. Yasuhiro is head of Real Estate Japan's investment support services for foreigners.

RE/MAX Community Labo
Shoko Tanaka

After graduating from college, she worked for a condominium development company, working in sales and market research of new condominiums. After this she started a condominium development company with a colleague and was responsible for site purchasing, sales and product planning. She then moved to Kyoto to run a real estate consulting company with her husband. Currently, she works for RE/MAX, an international franchise company based in the United States, and has handled a wide range of properties in Kyoto, including residential, investment and second homes, as well as sales, leasing and management.


This seminar will be held online and virtually hosted in Tokyo


Real Estate Japan


1. To register for this seminar click on the link below.

Register for this event on GoToWebinar

2. You will be taken to the registration form on GoToWebinar, our seminar platform partner site.

3. After you complete online registration, you will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar.

4. Click on the link in the registration email to join the seminar on the date and time of the event.

5. If it is the first time you will be joining us on GoToWebinar, you will be asked to install the GoToWebinar software on your device. Installation takes about five minutes.

6. Please note that the number of attendees is limited to 30 people. Once the registration limit has been reached, we aren’t able to add attendees to the list. We thank you for your understanding on this.

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