All winter we have been featuring articles from Uchi, Japan’s leading resort real estate listing site. “Our tagline from day one has been Find your home in Japan,” says Chris Pickering, CEO and Founder.

“And what we’ve noticed as the world and Japan have come out of the pandemic-imposed lockdowns is that more and more people are seeing the value in having a standalone house as that home. When purchasing property in an overseas resort, the standard tendency has been to go for an apartment, which offers a turnkey solution usually in the centre of the resort and with management attached.

“However, given many of us spent the best part of 2-3 years with restricted movement, there has been a general drift towards buyers in Japan looking to houses as somewhere they can spend time freely with friends and family, while maintaining a bit more privacy.

“Today I’ve picked up 10 houses that I think will be interesting for readers but we have almost 250 listed for sale right now on the site – so click here to view all houses or enjoy my recommendations below!”

Makkari Residence

Location: Makkari, Hokkaido
Price: 80m JPY ($590k USD)

Makkari Residence

Makkari Residence. View more images

Beautiful home situated on a huge piece of land halfway between Niseko and Rusutsu resorts in Hokkaido, this even features a golf zone in the basement!


Shelter Hakuba

Location: Hakuba, Nagano
Price: 88m JPY ($650k USD)

Shelter Hakuba

Shelter Hakuba. View more images

Newly built contemporary 3 bedroom cabin located close to several resorts in Hakuba Valley as well as the restaurants and bars of Echoland


Kutchan Residence

Location: Kutchan Town, Hokkaido
Price: 36m JPY ($260k USD)

Kutchan Tidy Residence

Kutchan Tidy Residence. View more images

Recently renovated home in a great location for access to the slopes of Niseko United but also the convenience of being in the town.


Brand New Karuizawa Home

Location: Karuizawa, Nagano
Price: 100m JPY ($730k USD)

Brand New Karuizawa Home

Brand New Karuizawa Home. View more images

Completed in late 2022, this 3 bedroom home is only an hour from Tokyo on the bullet train and sits in the mountain and golf resort of Karuizawa.


Mizuki Chalet

Location: Rusutsu, Hokkaido
Price: 89m JPY ($650k USD)

Mizuki Chalet Rusutsu

Mizuki Chalet Rusutsu. View more images

A 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home where you can enjoy some of the best snow in the world at Rusutsu Resort and then come back in summer to take advantage of the golf courses and even the theme park!


Annupuri Chalet Sawa

Location: Annupuri, Hokkaido
Price: 145m JPY ($1.06m USD)

Annupuri Chalets - Sawa

Annupuri Chalets – Sawa. View more images

A new home built close to Niseko-Annupuri resort with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.


Odin Hills

Location: Hanazono, Hokkaido
Price: POA

Odin Hills House & Lot A3

Odin Hills House & Lot A3. View more images

The chance to own a home designed by the legendary Shigeru Ban in the brand new Odin Hills hillside community.


Intuition Furano

Location: Furano, Hokkaido
Price: 290m JPY ($2.13m USD)

Intuition Furano - Lot D

Intuition Furano – Lot D. View more images

Furano is established as a beautiful year-round destination and now Zekkei are building a housing community right by the ski slopes to allow you to live out your Hokkaido dreams!


Toya Log House

Location: Lake Toya, Hokkaido
Price: 16m JPY ($120k USD)

Toya Log House

Toya Log House. View more images

Lake Toya is rapidly becoming the place to invest as you are only 20 minutes from Rusutsu Resort but can enjoy the incredible lake views. This property is a true bargain.


Doctors Village House

Location: Moiwa, Hokkaido
Price: 32m JPY ($230k USD)

Moiwa Doctors Village House

Moiwa Doctors Village House. View more images

Only a few minutes from both Niseko-Moiwa and Niseko-Annupuri resorts, this home is located among some of the finest natural hot springs that Hokkaido has to offer.


Head to to find your dream home in Japan’s top resorts – we have close to 1,000 listings now online.