Akiya Houses

Akiya simply means abandoned or vacant houses in rural areas of Japan. The type and condition of these houses varies drastically depending on each property. They can come at a surprisingly low cost but usually require many times more money to repair and maintain.

Akiya Houses for sale

Links to municipal Akiya banks

KORYOYA does not provide support in buying Akiya properties (properties listed on the municipal Akiya bank pages) at the moment. Please contact the municipal directly via the Akiya bank pages (In Japanese only). Click or hover over image to see price and house size.
10/4 New!
  • 1,000,000 JPY
  • Land: - sqm
  • Floor: - sqm

Funaoka Kominka

Yazucho, Tottori Pref.

  • Property Detail
  • 10/4 New!
    • 1,200,000 JPY
    • Land: 263.05 sqm
    • Floor: 136.33 sqm

    Ogichi Kominka

    Hakui District, Ishikawa Pref.

  • Property Detail
  • For Sale
    • 5,000,000 JPY
    • Land: 1865.18 sqm
    • Floor: 266.77 sqm

    Magari Kominka

    Hokueicho, Shimane Pref.

  • Property Detail
  • For Sale
    • 4,000,000 JPY
    • Land: 264.46 sqm
    • Floor: 122.35 sqm

    Yagi Kominka

    Yabu City, Hyogo Pref.

  • Property Detail
  • For Sale
    • 3,300,000 JPY
    • Land: 567.24 sqm
    • Floor: 125.61 sqm

    Funaki Kominka

    Akitakata City, Hiroshima Pref.

  • Property Detail
  • For Sale
    • 1,500,000 JPY
    • Land: 90.97 sqm
    • Floor: 118.01 sqm

    Kasaoka Machiya

    Kasaoka City, Okayama Pref.

  • Property Detail
  • For Sale
    • 4,000,000 JPY
    • Land: 517.20 sqm
    • Floor: 266.94 sqm

    Hikamicho Kominka

    Tamba City, Hyogo Pref.

  • Property Detail
  • For Sale
    • 5,000,000 JPY
    • Land: 558.90 sqm
    • Floor: 190.52 sqm

    Shiotacho Kominka

    Ureshino City, Saga Pref.

  • Property Detail
  • SOLD
    • 9,900,000 JPY
    • Land: 358.01 sqm
    • Floor: 200.83 sqm

    Itahana Kominka

    Annaka City, Gunma Pref.

  • SOLD

  • For Sale
    • 3,500,000 JPY
    • Land: 617.71 sqm
    • Floor: 258.90 sqm

    Miimachinagasawa Kominka

    Wajima City, Ishikawa Pref.

  • Property Detail
  • For Sale
    • 4,000,000 JPY
    • Land: 125.61 sqm
    • Floor: 158.76 sqm

    Kobichoshimokobi Machiya

    Minokamo City, Gifu Pref.

  • Property Detail
  • For Sale
    • 3,500,000 JPY
    • Land: 300.8 sqm
    • Floor: 160.7 sqm

    Ogume Kominka

    Hiimi City, Toyama Pref.

  • Property Detail
  • For Sale
    • 900,000 JPY
    • Land: 147 sqm
    • Floor: 121 sqm

    Ukan Kominka

    Takahashi City, Okayama Pref.

  • Property Detail
  • For Sale
    • 4,000,000 JPY
    • Land: 489.91 sqm
    • Floor: 108.25 sqm

    Tachibanacho Kominka

    Takeo City, Saga Pref.

  • Property Detail
  • SOLD
    • 5,000,000 JPY
    • Land: 1030.46 sqm
    • Floor: 121.19 sqm

    Hatano Kominka

    Aso City, Kumamoto Pref.

  • SOLD

  • SOLD
    • 4,000,000 JPY
    • Land: 256.90 sqm
    • Floor: 183.46 sqm

    Ibochomonzen Kominka

    Tatsuno City, Hyogo Pref.

  • SOLD

  • For Sale
    • 4,000,000 JPY
    • Land: 660 sqm
    • Floor: 150.97 sqm

    Mizoo Kominka

    Itoigawa City, Niigata Pref.

  • Property Detail
  • SOLD
    • 300,000 JPY
    • Land: 506 sqm
    • Floor: 169 sqm

    Kawazuracho Kominka

    Takahashi City, Okayama Pref.

  • SOLD

  • For Sale
    • 500,000 JPY
    • Land: 136.27 sqm
    • Floor: 142.88 sqm

    Tsumacho Kominka

    Hamada City, Shimane Pref.

  • Property Detail
  • Akiya FAQ

    How do I buy an abandoned house or Akiya in Japan?

    Since most Akiya properties are handled directly by each municipal in Japan, you need to first contact the municipals through their Akiya bank pages and register yourself on their system before you can officially inquiry about a certain Akiya property. Since the purpose of the Akiya banks is for the buyers to relocate to the rural areas of Japan, most Akiya properties are not available to buyers currently living overseas.


    Does KORYOYA provide assistance on buying Akiya houses?

    Unfortunately no, mainly because the municipals require the buyer to register to the Akiya bank system himself/herself and third parties are not allowed to register on behalf of the buyer.


    How do I register myself to the Akiya banks?

    Please visit the Akiya bank pages of each municipal and ask for assistance. Most of the time you are required to submit proof of residence in Japan, although in some cases a copy of your passport is also accepted.


    Can I buy Akiya properties without going through the Akiya banks?

    Yes. Some Akiya properties are both registered on the Akiya banks and listed for sale on commercial real estate sites. The Kominka and Machiya houses listed on KORYOYA are handled directly by local real estate agents and can be purchased without the need to relocate to Japan.


    How much are the Akiya properties?

    Most properties listed on the Akiya banks ranges from $10,000 USD to $100,000 USD. Most require renovation that could cost 2-3 times the purchasing price.

    Why KORYOYA houses?

    The traditional Japanese houses listed on KORYOYA are all built before 1950 with the traditional construction method.

    The traditional method is the result of more than a thousand years of past carpenters passing down their efforts and wisdoms. As no new houses can be built with the traditional construction method under current law, the high craftsmanship is in danger of becoming a dying art.

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