Frequently Asked Questions/常見問題
Frequently Asked Questions
Regarding Purchasing Real Estate in Japan:
Q. Was this project personally designed by Kengo Kuma?
A. Yes, this project was personally designed by the master architect Kengo Kuma, and it is currently the only residential work of his in Hokkaido.
Q. Can I purchase property in Japan without residency?
A. There are no restrictions on foreigners purchasing real estate in Japan, and the rights of foreign and Japanese buyers are the same.
Q. Can buying Japanese real estate grant me residency?
A. Currently, Japan does not have such a system.
Q. Can foreigners obtain loans to buy property?
A. Foreigners with residency status in Japan can apply for loans from Japanese banks, but the loan amount and interest rates depend on individual circumstances.
Q. Can the property be used for operating a guesthouse?
A.There are hotel-type and one-room-type properties that can be used as vacation rentals, but are designed with the sole purpose of making a profit by renting out the property without much consideration for resale.
However, in Japan, properties where large numbers of unspecified people come and go are less popular from the standpoint of security and maintaining cleanliness. As a result, the quality of assets is also declining.
All residents don’t want their property value to decline, so in most properties, private lodging is prohibited by the condominium’s regulations rather than by law.
Q. Do I need to go to Japan for the signing of the contract? What if I don’t speak Japanese?
A. Contract signing can be done online, and we provide translation assistance for customers who do not speak Japanese.
Regarding Living in Sapporo:
Q. What is the climate like in Sapporo? Is it very cold in winter?
A. Sapporo, located in northern Japan’s Hokkaido, has a pleasant climate with dry and cool summers. In winter, outdoor temperatures can drop below freezing, and it receives snowfall. However, this property features Nordic-imported triple-layer glass windows, adequate insulation in the walls, and underfloor heating, so you don’t need to worry about staying warm indoors.
Q. Is living in Sapporo convenient?
A. Sapporo is the largest city in northern Japan and offers all the conveniences of city living. Prostyle Sapporo Miyanomori is within a 5-minute walk of a convenience store, a 7-minute drive to a shopping mall with a supermarket, and a 2-minute drive or an 11-minute walk to Miyanomori Memorial Hospital. Additionally, Sapporo Medical University Hospital, a comprehensive large hospital, is an 8-minute drive away, ensuring quick access to healthcare services when needed. It offers all the convenience of city living.
Q. What are the benefits of living in Sapporo?
A. As mentioned earlier, Sapporo is the largest city in northern Japan and serves as a political and economic center. However, it is also surrounded by natural beauty, including various ski resorts, golf courses, hot springs, and more. With Sapporo as your base, you can easily explore the vastness of Hokkaido, making it an ideal choice for property investment in Hokkaido.