Traditional Japanese Home in Scenic Nagano Prefecture ($35,000)

For those dreaming of a peaceful life in the Japanese countryside, this listing offers an affordable opportunity. Located in Midoriko, Shiojiri City in Nagano Prefecture, this 48-year-old wooden house from 1976 provides a taste of traditional Japan.

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Priced at just ¥5,500,000 (around $35,000 USD), the home offers 114m² (1,230 sq ft) of living space on a generous 338m² (3,600 sq ft) lot.

The 5 bedroom, dining room, kitchen layout is perfect for a family. Highlights include a gas system kitchen, two toilets, parking for two cars, and a quiet, south-facing residential setting.

Shiojiri is known for its serene natural landscapes and vineyards that produce award-winning Japanese wines.

While offering a taste of rural living, the home’s location just a 33-minute walk from Midoriko Station on the JR Chuo Line provides easy access to nearby cities and just a 3-hour journey to Tokyo.

For those looking to get off the beaten path and experience an affordable slice of traditional Japanese living, this could be the perfect property to start that new adventure. The reasonable price also allows room in the budget for potential renovations to modernize the 1970s home.

Check out the listing here for more details and to contact the realtor if this piques your interest in properties available in Japan.

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