Investing in Prosperity: How Japan’s Experience-Based
Tourism Boom Impacts Real Estate Opportunities
Hello esteemed readers and potential investors,
In the pulsating economic landscape of Japan,
a compelling trend is unfolding that holds significant implications for us all,
particularly those of us vested in international real estate investments.
Since last autumn, Japan has experienced a substantial resurgence in inbound tourism.
However, the dynamics of this resurgence are quite different from what we’ve seen in the past.
There’s been a considerable decline in ‘explosive buying’,
a phenomenon that once characterized Japan’s tourism industry.
Have you ever considered becoming
a digital nomad in Japan?
As the safest country in the world, Japan offers a diverse range
of entertainment options,
an unrivalled food scene and a unique blend of tradition and innovation.
With relatively affordable rent and a world-class healthcare system,
Japan is an increasingly attractive destination for digital nomads looking to
immerse themselves in a new culture and way of life.
Moreover, the Japanese government is actively encouraging
digital nomads and foreign investors
Record Foreign Investments
Boost Japan’s Hotel Sector
Foreign investors are increasingly acquiring Japanese hotels
due to the nation’s recovering tourism industry, weak currency,
and low interest rates. In the past 12 months, overseas buyers accounted
for 47% of the ¥494.3 billion ($3.7 billion) invested in hotel deals,
the highest proportion since 2014. Factors such as low rates, the weak yen,
and market stability have made Japanese real estate attractive
to global investors amid economic uncertainty.
The Spectacular Launch of
Tokyu Kabukicho Tower’s
Tokyu Kabukicho Tower, the latest colossal entertainment complex
located in the heart of Tokyo’s bustling Shinjuku district,
celebrated its grand opening on April 14th with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The state-of-the-art complex boasts a total of 48 above-ground and five underground floors,
reaching a staggering height of approximately 225 meters.
The tower is a symbol of modern luxury, offering guests an array of exceptional facilities,
including the lavish BELLUSTAR TOKYO Hotel, the contemporary HOTEL GROOVE SHINJUKU,
the captivating THEATER MILANO-Za, the premium 109 Cinemas Shinjuku,
and the vibrant live hall, Zepp Shinjuku (TOKYO). In addition to these core offerings,
the complex provides an extensive selection of dining options,
amusement experiences, and thrilling attractions.
(View from the property)
Beautiful property with full Mt. Fuji view is now for sale in Fujigane, Fujikawaguchiko-cho,
Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi prefecture.
Resident lot(land) 990m2
Agri land 19800m2 (massive land)
20min to the shopping mall
20min to Kawaguchiko Station/Fuji Q Highland
Rural pastoral town, Expansive views
2hrs to Tokyo – door to door
You can turn the house into a hotel and get a hotel license.
(*Additional investment is required)
The area receives tens of thousands of foreign tourists every year and it could be
a lucrative business.
Mt Fuji views 90% visibility.
360-degree panorama view
(Naeba ski resort in Niigata)
There are many resort condos in Yuzawa in Niigata for sale at a very reasonable price.
I found an interesting article about resort condos and would like to share the summary with you today.
After the burst of the bubble, the residents of the condominiums became elderly.
Yuzawa Town, Niigata Prefecture, the Joetsu Shinkansen entered Ueno in 1985, and the entire Kanetsu Expressway was opened, becoming a tourist destination that attracts 10 million people annually.
You can enjoy skiing and hot springs effortlessly from the Tokyo metropolitan area.
In the bubble economy, 58 resort condominiums were built by 1993 with a total of approximately 15,000 units.
According to real estate information company Tokyo Kantei, there are about 80,000 resort condominiums nationwide.
Yuzawa accounts for close to 20%.
However, the ski boom has gone, and prices have fallen due to oversupply.
About 30 years since the bubble, condominium users have also changed significantly.
According to the town, out of over 8000 townspeople as of April 2016, more than 1000 people registered the current address in apartments.
It accounts for 12% of the townspeople.
Soak feeling the wind from the ocean?
Some outside baths in Atami is only 5m away from the ocean.
You can soak feeling the wind from the ocean.
Atami is a very popular getaway destination and is renown of the onsen in the area.
It is also one of the primary locations for diving in Izu.
I visited Atami in May 2019 with a client.
You can enjoy the great ocean view from the hot onsen tub in Japanese style hotels.
It has been dead for a long time but regained the tourists for a last
It is now one of the hottest tourists spots near Tokyo.
It is only 60 min away from Tokyo and you can take shinkansen from there.
High-rise condominiums sometimes meet fierce resistance from residents who believe their neighborhoods are being overwhelmed by soaring glass towers.
In Japan, a number of rich and famous are living in those high rise condominiums.
But are they really good investment ? What are the potential risks ?
The higher that buildings can stretch into the sky, the more money that developers can command for sweeping views.
Those luxury condominiums are called ‘tower mansion’ in Japan.
I know it sounds very confusing.
In Japan mansions aren’t massive houses and estates for the rich and famous.
They are conventional apartments for regular people
(manshon ~ マンション).
Japanese mansions are the equivalent of condominiums.
People buy them to live in or rent out.
(Niseko ski resort, Hokkaido)
Long-lasting growth ?
The Japanese government recently issued a report on the average land price in Japan.
It is announced every year and surveys 26,000 spots all over Japan.
Today I am sharing some key findings and forecast for the future.
Overall, the national average price for commercial land increased 2.8 percent and that of residential land edged up 0.6 percent.
The average price of all types of land in Japan’s regional areas (namely local areas) rose for the first time since 1992 last year
due to the influx of foreign tourists.