Japan is a country made up of 6,852 islands, five of which are the principle, inhabited islands. Approximately 70% of the land is mountainous, containing many natural thermal baths. Japan is well known for its harmony between its high tech cities and nature- approximately 67% of the territory is forested.
Foreigners who purchase real estate in Japan do not face many rules. Due to this among other attractive factors, such as the 2020 Olympic Games, cities such as Tokyo are seeing an increase in luxury real estate purchases from foreigners.
Tokyo is the third most important business city in the world. Marunouchi and Otemachi are beautiful zones, home to many important corporations, trendy bars, excellent restaurants and shopping opportunities. But there are many attractive real estate markets beyond Tokyo: Hirouyama teien jyutaku Zushi (Province of Kanagawa), known as the Beverly Hills of Japan, or Kugenuma (town of Fujisawa). Moving west, attractive cities such as Ashiya (Hyogo Province) or Takarazuka, the cradle of Hanshinkan Modernism and well furnished with luxury homes, palaces and parks.
Kyoto, one of Japan’s most beautiful cities with much to offer in terms of luxury real estate. Nara, known for the world’s oldest wood structures, dating to the 7th century, and Osaka, the city of business. Heading south one encounters the tropical islands of Okinawa, with splendid white sands and marvelous waters.