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Why buy a Japanese Farmhouse from Heritage Homes?

If you're looking for a unique and authentic experience of living in Japan, buying an old Japanese Farmhouse (Kominka) could be an excellent option. Our Kominka are carefully selected to be renovated or remodelled to meet modern standards while still maintaining their original charm and cultural significance.

Here are some reasons why you should consider buying a Kominka in Japan

Rich cultural heritage

Kominka is a perfect representation of Japan’s rich cultural heritage. These houses date back to the Edo period (1603-1868) and are an integral part of the country’s history and tradition. By owning a Kominka, you will be able to immerse yourself in Japanese culture and experience the unique architectural style, which is distinct from modern constructions.

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Unique architectural features

Kominka houses have distinctive architectural features that are not commonly found in modern buildings. These features include Tatami floors, Shoji screens, and wooden beams. These elements add to the overall ambience of the house and give it a unique and authentic feel.

Beautifully & expertly restored

We employ teams of Japanese Master Carpenters with decades worth of skills and training behind them. These skills ensure that your Kominka will be perfectly and beautifully restored. The Heritage Homes management are experts in Scandinavian standards of construction; the latest insulation materials, triple glazing, sustainable and economical heating and cooling systems and build quality standards that far exceeds the local norm.

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Location, location, location

As the old saying goes, you can improve your house, but you can’t improve its location. Unfortunately in life, and especially in Japan, the most beautiful farmhouses are located in places that are often beautiful but so remote that very few people want to live there. We have solved this eternal problem by simply dismantling these wonderful but remote farmhouses and relocating them to areas where you’d actually want to live. Niseko, Hakone, Hakuba and Karuizawa are some of these places. Since we’re not only builders but also licensed real estate agents, we’ll even source the land for you if you so wish.

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