Unlike many destinations, international investors own Japanese property with clear and legally protected ownership. It is the fundamental attraction of investing in Japan.
Not only can owners expect the income from rentals of Kawamotoya to more than cover all costs of ownership, but the opportunity for capital appreciation is substantial.
The village and the resort continue to invest each year in the development of tourism facilities (in 2021, for example, a new high-speed gondola opened, as did an extensive network of snow-making machines on the mountain). Furthermore, more than 40% of Nozawa Onsen’s guests visit in the green season and this proportion grows each year.