Buying property in Myoko/Nozawa/Hakuba

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Shawn Male Australia 2017/05/02

Hi guys! My names Shawn.  Im from Melbourne, but i’ve spent the last 2 winters in Japan, enjoying the culture, and the snow. I love it so much that me and a friend are looking to buy ourselves a small hotel/lodge/pension, and run it ourselves. We are having trouble finding property that is for sale though. We’ve spent countless hours on Hakuba Real Estate, and Sakura Real Estate.  My question is, are there other places that we havent looked at yet, that lists properties for sale in the mountain region? Are we only seeing the English websites? I cant help but think that surely there are more properties for sale than what I can find online! Are there ‘Japanese Only’ properties for sale that we are unable to search for? If anyone knows of a place to find Myoko/Nozawa/Hakuba real estate for sale, please let me know!

Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2017/05/02

Hi Shawn,

Realty isn’t the specialty of the tourism department, but we may be able to put you in touch with the Nagano Prefecture Immigration and Exchange Office. In that case, please send us an email at so we can forward it to them.


Guest 2018/03/18

Hi Shaw,

I am looking for place to buy at Myoko area as well. Have you found one yet ? If you do, please share with me where to look .




Guest 2018/06/07

Just wondering… did anyone get to the bottom of this?? There must be more places for sale in the Japanese Alps?

If you have any tips my email is – would love to here from you! We’re in Japan now and going to to an in-person hunt 😛

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