Japan Real Estate | Our Focus

Japan Mountain Homes simplify the process of purchasing Japan real estate for foreign investors . Services such as consultation, negotiation, project management & property management are provided by in-house staff and we rely on local businesses and contractors to perform the rest. Japan Mountain Homes aim to help rural economies by placing year round, foreign friendly accomodation and will always work with local vendors on projects.

Consult | Locate | Purchase

Japan Mountain Homes will provide a free consultation based on our questionnaire that will help determine your investment needs. We will then ask for a retainer to search for the best suited properties and consult on it's investment potential. Once the best suited investment is located we will assist in negotiating the acquisition.


Japan Mountain Homes will liaise with contractors to clean, repair, refurbish, renovate and revamp properties. Once the property is ready for market we can arrange to register the property to lease the property through our own site and Airbnb.


Japan Mountain homes staff live in the mountains year round and love the "inaka life". Supporting local tourist economies and business is one of our missions and we always want to create a win-win situation between our investors and the local community.

Now is the time to invest

Japan is a great place to invest if you are looking to take advantage of the rapidly expanding tourist market. Large amount of government money is being spent on tourism. Combined with the 2018 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Tokyo Olympics – Japans tourism industry is set to explode

Business expansion in area related to inbound tourism

  • Relaxation of visa requirements (Starting from July 2013)
  • Expansion of exemption of consumption tax for foreign tourists to cover consumables (May 2016)
  • 2020 Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic Games

Managed Properties

All properties are available for rent Year-Round

2bdr Lake Nojiri Cabin

Lake Nojiri All season Ski Cabin for rent (click for google maps location)

Our cabin is nestled in dense forest a short walk from Lake Nojiri. It’s within 15mins driving distance from the snowiest resorts in all of Japan and in winter we provide complimentary daily transfers to your choice of 7 different resorts. We will also provide …

Our Team

We are Year-Round locals who live and support the rurual "inaka" lifestyle
Haruka Koda

Haruka Koda

Head research & Bilingual Consultant

Haruka is an American born Japanese national who has spent her whole life living and studying between the two countries. She specialises in finding unique and hard to find properties whilst creating the necessary relationship between our sellers and the community they are investing. Haruka is an avid backcountry snowboarder and teaches part-time as a ski instructor in the winter. In the warmer months she is hiking and camping around rural Japan in her free time.

Ben Parkes

Ben Parkes


Ben Moved from Sydney to Tokyo in 2012 and moved to Nagano to start his company "Inaka Group" in 2015. Mountainhomes.jp is the second brand to come to fruition after Japan English IT Services. In winter he works part-time as a trainee backcountry guide and in summer he enjoys lakesports and hiking.