Read the stories of those who have bought, renovated, and lived in traditional Japanese houses in different parts of Japan. Also, here is where you can learn about the different types of Kominka or Machiya houses, as well as the history and culture in different towns and villages throughout Japan. More stories to be updated in the future!


Kominka and Machiya owners around Japan


Kominka / Nara

Coline's new home is deep in Nara's cultural heartland, within a short train ride of popular temples, and an easy distance to Osaka and Kyoto.

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    The purchasing flow and the types of services you may need depends on factors such as where you live, your ability to communicate in Japanese, and your intended use of the property.

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