Landed Japan, the guide to buying houses and apartments in Japan

Key local knowledge you
need to buy Japanese real estate.

In the second edition of Landed Japan, you’ll learn:

How to buy Japanese real estate, including high-yield Tokyo apartments, custom-built houses, machiya, foreclosed homes and chalets in Niseko and other ski resorts

How demographic trends, Abenomics, Airbnb and the 2020 Olympics are shaping demand for real estate in Japan

Where to find foreigner-friendly real estate agents, banks and other mortgage lenders, architects and other service providers

How mortgages, taxes and insurance operate in Japan

Techniques for managing Japan-specific risks, ranging from abandoned houses and asbestos to earthquakes and volcanoes

Why you should avoid homes in rural areas, apartments built on leased or reclaimed land, and old houses in Japan

About nonresidential investments, such as love hotels, nursing homes, farms and Japanese real estate investment trusts (J-REITs)

About Japanese investment property, including financing, management companies, tenants' rights and standard lease terms

About real estate opportunities in Hokkaido, Greater Tokyo, Nagoya, Kansai, Fukuoka and Okinawa

About major infrastructure projects and how they can increase—or reduce—the value of your property

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Praise for Landed Japan

“Landed is an essential reference for anyone buying real estate in Japan. It is unbiased and full of practical, up-to-date information. Even Japanese buyers can learn a lot from this book.”

Nobuo Takenaka

Chairman, Misawa Homes Co., Ltd.

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About the Author

Christopher Dillon author of Landed Japan

Christopher Dillon is an award-winning writer and entrepreneur based in Hong Kong.

In 2002, he bought and renovated a floor in an office building in Hong Kong’s Central business district. Since then, he has purchased and refurbished a luxury apartment on the west side of Hong Kong Island and transformed a derelict steam laundry into a multimedia studio. He began investing in Japanese real estate in 2010 and has served on the management committee of a 210-unit apartment complex in Hong Kong since 2012.

That experience inspired four books: Landed Hong Kong (2008), Landed Japan (2010), Landed China (2013) and Landed Global—which includes case studies and data from more than 110 countries and territories—in 2014. A second edition of Landed Hong was published in 2015, and an expanded and revised edition of Landed Japan was released in 2018.

A native of Canada, Dillon lived in Tokyo from 1989 to 1992. He appears regularly in the international media, as both a contributor and a guest.



348 pages

152 × 228 mm

Published 2018

ISBN 978-988-14790-0-6

DRM-free Mobi/Kindle and EPUB ebook versions also available