Uchi was created by Chris Pickering with the aim of providing users a simple, clean and super-fast portal to search the best resort real estate from across Japan. In less than 2 years it has evolved to become the default search engine for anyone interested in ski properties in this amazing country and now features listings from more than 20 agents and over 10 developments.
But the site offers more than simply listings of land, apartments, homes and penthouses, as Chris explains. “The first thing I wanted to do was to put users’ minds at ease when it comes to investing in Japan. So our FAQ and Purchase Process pages do just that, giving people a simple breakdown of what to expect.
“Honestly, the most common assumption from international investors is that they will have trouble or be treated differently from domestic investors. One of the best things about Japan is that there is no difference at all in the rights of international buyers compared to the locals!
“I also wanted to introduce people who might be new to Japan to some of the amazing, unique and fascinating cultural facets that make this country so interesting to the tens of millions of visitors each year. So through our news page we have been bringing information on everything from Sumo to Cherry Blossoms (and plenty in between) to our readers.
“And for when it comes time to get excited about winter again, we have a handful of videos to keep the snow stoke high! So even if you aren’t looking to buy or sell right now, keep up to date with all the latest at uchijapan.com. In the meantime I’ve picked 5 properties from the last month that might get you excited!”
Forest Avenue Resort Home Site
Location: Niseko, Hokkaido
Land: 200 sqm
Price: 6.5m JPY ($50,000 USD)
A fantastic entry point to invest in Niseko, this land can accommodate a lovely home less than 10 minutes drive from Niseko-Annupuri and Moiwa resorts.VIEW LISTING
Roka 2 Bedroom Apartment
Location: Hakuba, Nagano
Floor Area: 103 sqm
Price: 147m JPY ($1.1m USD)
This beautifully finished apartment in the Roka building in the upmarket Wadano area of Hakuba Valley is ski-in ski-out to Happo-One ski resort and definitely the most luxurious apartment on the market in Hakuba (unless you want to check out the Roka Penthouse!)VIEW LISTING
Akakura Ski Lodge
Location: Akakura Resort, Myoko
Land: 4,515 sqm
Floor Area: 1,191 sqm
Price: 102m JPY ($760k USD)
This property in Akakura Resort presents a fantastic opportunity as a year round retreat located only a short distance to the ski lifts and surrounding Golf Courses.VIEW LISTING
The Vale Rusutsu 1 Bedroom Deluxe Suite
Location: Rusutsu Resort, Hokkaido
Floor Area: 51sqm
Price: 82.5m JPY ($610k USD)
The larger deluxe suites in this ski-in ski-out hotel in Rusutsu Resort afford that extra space to make your longer stays that bit more relaxing. Whether you are enjoying the world-famous Rusutsu snow, the onsen next door or the wide selection of restaurants this is a great starting point for your Japan ski investment.VIEW LISTING
Hanazono Creekside Estate
Location: Niseko-Hanazono, Hokkaido
Land: 7,856 sqm
Price: 180m JPY ($1.3m USD)
Located a short drive from Niseko-Hanazono, this large land plot is also extremely convenient for access to Kutchan Town, site of the future bullet train station. Ideal for a couple of huge family homes, the land also borders a lovely river.VIEW LISTING