Foreign Real Estate Investors

Restrictions on the Acquisition of Real Estate by Foreigners

In Japan, there are basically no restrictions on the acquisition of real estate (including land) by foreigners.

Real Property Registration

In Japan, there is a system for publicizing the current status of real estate (land and buildings) and information on owners and creditors (Real Property Registration System). The ownership of real estate is determined by registration. The registration is done by a licensed judicial scrivener.

Costs Required to Acquire Real Estate

Contract Stamp duty judicial scrivener fee
Delivery Registration registration and license tax real estate acquisition tax brokerage fee
After Delivery property tax and city planning tax annually

*Please contact us for detailed information on the above fee/tax.

We provide full support to overseas investors from
finding properties to preparing documents for
contracts, paying various fees, and completing
various procedures after acquisition.

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