Buying property in Furano, Japan? Here is a breakdown of the process from offer to settlement.

Buying property in Furano with Furano Real Estate is safe and hassle-free; all documents are prepared in Japanese and English with registration overseen by a local English-speaking solicitor.

Your dedicated sales agent will consult you through the initial inspections, negotiation with the vendor, the contracts and registration of title change. We also take care of the land management and future tax payments so all you need to worry about is enjoying your new home in Asia’s fastest growing ski resort, in one of Japan’s most beautiful destinations.


Step 1 – Check the properties available for sale.

Check out property information through the websites, e-mail news, newspaper etc. provided by the qualified real estate agencies and find out the interesting properties for you.

Step 2 – Contact the real estate agencies.

Make sure with the agents about the properties you are interested in to get more detailed information about the properties, investment details, and purchasing process.

Step 3 – Pay the holding deposit. (If necessary)

If necessary, pay the refundable holding deposit to keep the property you are interested in off the market for some specific period to give you some more time to make a decision.

Step 4 – Find your solicitor to check the contract.

You can ask the real estate agent to find out your solicitor if you do not have. It is extremely important to check the legal documents and contracts with your solicitor. We introduce some English speaking solicitor to work for you.

Step 5 – Sign the sale contract and the other required documents.

If the properties you would like to purchase is new developments, you cannot exchange the sales contract until the development approval is granted.

Step 6 – Pay the deposit. (usually 5% to 10% depending on the type of the property)

Deposits are required after signing the contracts. Deposits are transferred to the vendor, and the deadline for complete settlement is fixed. You usually are given the enough time to organise your finance. Make sure about the construction schedule and progression reports. (in case of new developments)

Step 7 – Proceed registration of title and settlement.

Once the building is complete (in case of new developments), registration of the property will be taken care of by your agent. Normally, settlement balance should be paid to the trust account of your agent.

Step 8 – Find the management company.

All About Furano Management team is available.
Management company handles your property for letting and maintenance.

Step 9 – Time to relax

You are now the owner of property in Furano and check the returns from there time to time.

More detailed procedures are available, if you specify the property you are interested in.

Talk to our team today!