As we sit in the glorious summer that Hokkaido offers, it is hard to fathom that less than 3 months ago we were skiing down Mount Yotei and that in five short months we will be knee deep in that amazing powder snow again. It’s a short, but wonderful, window to hit the golf courses, run the trails and enjoy BBQs by the lake.

Last winter was another epic, but with bookings for next winter breaking all records it looks like being a cracker throughout Japan’s top resorts. And with the Japanese yen remaining at all-time weak levels, there has literally never been a better time to book your holiday or invest in that dream winter chalet.

This month I have picked eleven great properties ready for you to buy now and enjoy immediately this year. There is nothing more exciting than turning up with your friends and family to your own ski home, deep in that mythical snow that Japan guarantees. And these properties need not break the bank, starting from only US$100,000 and all well under seven figures.

From Niseko to Hakuba and more in between, Uchi gives you access to all the best resort real estate in Japan. We have more than 1,000 properties online and more being added every day.

Snow House Lanka

Location: Furano, Hokkaido
Price: 38m JPY ($270k USD)

Snow House Lanka

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Apart from the great price, these new 2 bedroom 2 bathroom townhouses in Furano come with a guaranteed 5% return from the developers!


Powder Tracks 5

Location: Niseko-Hirafu, Hokkaido
Price: 59.8m JPY ($420k USD)

Powder Tracks 5

Powder Tracks 5. View more images

This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom property is located smack in the heart of Hirafu. Less than 250m from the lifts and a snowball’s throw away from some of the best restaurants and bars in the resort.


Melo House Myoko

Location: Myoko Resort, Niigata
Price: 69m JPY ($490k USD)

Melo Haus Myoko

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Melo Haus is a cozy and well-designed lodge located in the Myoko area of Niigata. Enjoy quick access to the numerous ski fields of Myoko Kogen as Melo Haus is within walking distance to the shuttle bus to all ski slopes in the area. Shops, restaurants and bars are only a short drive away.


Setsu Niseko Studios

Location: Niseko-Hirafu, Hokkaido
Price: from 79.2m JPY ($560k USD)

Setsu Niseko Studios

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Pick up a gorgeous studio apartment in the brand-new iconic Setsu Niseko hotel and get access to the top restaurants in the building as well as enjoying the gym, spa and onsen plus much more.


The Vale Rusutsu Deluxe Suite

Location: Rusutsu Resort, Hokkaido
Price: 82.5m JPY ($580k USD)

The Vale Rusutsu 401 - 1 Bedroom Deluxe Suite

The Vale Rusutsu 401 – 1 Bedroom Deluxe Suite. View more images

Enjoy ski-in ski-out access to the remarkable Rusutsu Resort, multiple winner of Japan’s best ski resort in the World Ski Awards. The Vale Rusutsu is the only option for on-snow accommodation in this awesome resort.


Yuki Kawa Royal Town House

Location: Niseko Area, Hokkaido
Price: 79m JPY ($550k USD)

Yuki Kawa Royal Town

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This beautiful 3 bedroom home was completed in 2018 and sits just below Niseko-Moiwa and Niseko-Annupuri ski resorts, both within a 5 minute drive.


Gakuto Villa 6

Location: Hakuba, Nagano
Price: 31m JPY ($210k USD)

Gakuto Villas - Villa 6

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The Gakuto Villas offer a fantastic opportunity to get into the upmarket Wadano neighbourhood of Hakuba Resort. Close to the ski lifts and with good access from Tokyo this is a great investment opportunity at a remarkable price.


Metsa Unit 3-3

Location: Niseko, Hokkaido
Price: 24m JPY ($170k USD)

Metsa Unit 3-3

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Metsa Apartments are conveniently located between Hirafu Village and Niseko Village, both just a 5-minute drive away. Recently renovated in 2021, this unit boasts a brand-new open kitchen, modern bathroom, and stylish toilet, providing a contemporary and comfortable living space.


Tokachi Woodland Cottage

Location: Tokachi, Hokkaido
Price: 15m JPY ($100k USD)

Tokachi Woodland Cottage

Tokachi Woodland Cottage. View more images

Find your peace in Hokkaido with this lovingly maintained cottage in the wilds of Hokkaido. Explore this magical island and find your home in nature.


Akazora 102

Location: Niseko-Hirafu, Hokkaido
Price: 58m JPY ($410k USD)

Akazora - 1 bedroom Unit 102

Akazora – 1 bedroom Unit 102. View more images

A delightful and large 1 bedroom apartment in the heart of Hirafu village, you can enjoy your days on the slopes and evenings in the best restaurants the resort has to offer.


Cozy Cottage on Big Land

Location: Niseko-Kondo, Hokkaido
Price: 45m JPY ($310k USD)

Cosy Cottage On Big Land

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This one bedroom house sits on a very generous corner block backing on to a small creek, ensuring forest and Yotei views in future. Enjoy winter with easy access to both Niseko and Rusutsu and summer activities in Lake Toya, all just a short drive away.


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