Knowledge & Information


Step-by-Step building process
Learn the full process in detail

A Step-by-Step Guide to the house building process in Japan

Learn the full process of building a house in Japan, from searching your land to completing the construction. Know the unique process of Japan


House building cost
Size and cost based on rules and materials

How much does it cost to build a house in Japan?

Learn the key concepts and regulations to know the cost to build a house in Japan. Read the guide or ask an expert to know what you can build with your budget.


Builder comparison
House maker, local builder or Architect?

7 comparisons: House maker? Local builder? Architect?

Learn the 7 differences and benefits of house building partners in Japan. 3 builder types have their unique specialities - make sure to know your best choice.


Payment schedule
When and how much you need to pay

Housing payment: (1) When (2) to Whom & (3) How Much

Are you curious to know how much money you need to prepare during the process of house building in Japan? Read the article and learn the details of all payments


Buy or build?
Which is better for your ideal house?

Buying or building a house in Japan? Guide for foreigners

Full guide for buying or building your house in Japan. Learn average housing price in 2020 and benefits of buying vs building your own house.


House loans
Full guide of mortgage for foreigners

House loan in Japan for foreigners - Full Guide

Comprehensive guide to mortgages in Japan when you build or buy a house. Learn the requirements and process to take out a home loan in Japan.


Find land
How to find the best land for sale

How to find land for sale in Japan - key to select best land

Learn what you should know and who you should engage to choose the best land available. The key is to engage a local professional and an experienced architect.


Architect fee
Average cost and general work scope

How much does an architect cost in Japan? Average fee

Learn the average architect fee in Japan and how much it will cost to build a house in Japan. You are not only paying for the designs but also other important roles of the architect.


Other expense
Breakdown of all other building cost

What are the other expenses of building a house in Japan?

Learn the other cost you need to pay when you want to build a house in Japan. Average of expense is 10 to 20% of the total cost.


Wooden house
Characteristics and pros & cons

A guide to wooden houses in Japan - pros & cons

Learn the characteristics and advantages of wooden structures for housing and residential construction in Japan. What are the pros and cons compared to a steel or a concrete structure?


Steel house
Different types and pros & cons

A guide to steel houses in Japan - pros & cons

Learn the characteristics and advantages of steel structures for housing and residential construction in Japan. What are the pros and cons compared to a wood or a concrete structure?


Concrete house
Examples and pros & cons

A guide to concrete houses in Japan - pros & cons

Learn the characteristics and advantages of concrete structures for housing and residential construction in Japan. What are the pros and cons compared to a steel or a wooden structure?


5 benefits of architects
How you can build your one-and-only dream house

Steps and Benefits of working with an architect in Japan

Learn what architects can offer you in building a fully-customized dream house for you in Japan. Here are the 5 main steps and benefits of asking an architect to design your house.


Preliminary Loan Screening
Review during land search?

Can you get loan review during land search?

Apply for house mortgage loans in Japan as a foreigner. Find out the eligibility criteria and strategy to get your preliminary screening approval and start building your dream house in Japan.


Final review process
Loan process for foreigners

Final screening process of foreigners' loans

Notes on final screening process of house loan in Japan. Requirements and essential documents you need for getting house mortgage loans approved by Japanese financial institutions.


General loan requirements for foreigners
with or without PR

General loan requirements for foreigners, with or without PR

Learn the common requirements of house loans in Japan for foreigners and what you should keep in mind if you have or don't have a Permanent Residency status.

10 Beautiful Homes of Your Dreams! Explanation of key points of exterior and interior design

10 Beautiful Homes
designed by architects

10 Beautiful Homes of Your Dreams! Explanation of key points of exterior and interior design

This article introduces 10 beautiful houses designed by architects. It also explains the key points to make a stylish house that anyone would dream of, by interior design such as kitchen and living room, and by exterior design. Use this article as a reference to plan the construction of your ideal home.

What is a "Beautiful Exterior Design"? Tips from Case Studies

Beautiful Exterior
designed by architects

What is a "Beautiful Exterior Design"? Tips from Case Studies

Examples of beautiful exterior design. Exterior structure refers not only to the garden but also to the outside of the house, including fences, parking lots, and plantings. We also explain the key points to avoid mistakes.

What is "patio"? Nine examples of houses and what you need to know

What is "patio"?
Nine examples of houses

What is "patio"? Nine examples of houses and what you need to know

This article will introduce the attractiveness, examples, and disadvantages of patios. This article will give you a deeper understanding of patios and help you make a satisfying home.

Points for creating beautiful and comfortable entrance interiors

Points for creating
beautiful and comfortable
entrance interiors

Points for creating beautiful and comfortable entrance interiors

we will introduce the key points for creating a beautiful entrance interior, with actual examples. We are sure that they will be useful in creating a beautiful home.

Beautiful Bath Vanity Ideas + Examples by Architects

Beautiful
Bath Vanity Ideas

Beautiful Bath Vanity Ideas + Examples by Architects

This article explains the key points for creating a Beautiful Bath Vanity. From the types of washbasins and storage tips to the materials used in washstands, we will introduce you to actual examples of washstands created by architects.

The components and terms of Tea Ceremony Rooms(茶室) | 10 examples of architect's works

Tea Ceremony Rooms
(茶室)
components and terms

The components and terms of Tea Ceremony Rooms(茶室) | 10 examples of architect's works

This article provides a thorough explanation of the basics of tea ceremony rooms(茶室), including components, layout, rules, and terms along with 10 examples of tea ceremony rooms created by architects.

10 Examples of Completed Garage House Designs

10 Examples of
Garage House Designs

10 Examples of Completed Garage House Designs

This article explains the merits of garage houses and the key points to consider when building one, focusing on examples of actual garage houses that architects have created.

What is a front porch? Some points to keep in mind when planning

What is a
Front Porch?

What is a front porch? Some points to keep in mind when planning

In this article, we will explain the function of the front porch and focus on seven key points to keep in mind during the planning stage.

9 Japanese Modern Living Rooms with Example Photos

9 Japanese
Modern Living Rooms
with Example Photos

9 Japanese Modern Living Rooms with Example Photos

In this article, we will introduce nine examples of "Japanese modern living rooms" by architects, and give you tips on how to coordinate them to elevate the elegance of the space.

What is "mortar"? Differences from concrete and points to note.

What is "mortar"?
Differences from concrete

What is "mortar"? Differences from concrete and points to note.

This article introduces about mortar's characteristics, the advantages and disadvantages of mortar finishing, and actual examples of mortar construction.

Spiral staircases: market price and size, advantages, and construction examples

Spiral staircases:
construction examples

Spiral staircases: market price and size, advantages, and construction examples

For those who are interested in stylish lifestyle with spiral staircases, here is a detailed explanation of spiral staircases. When you actually build a house, there are probably many things you want to know and are anxious about, such as the advantages, construction examples, potential remorse, size, and the market price.

What you need to know about galvalume roofs and exterior walls

Galvalume steel plate:
popular material for
exterior walls

What you need to know about galvalume roofs and exterior walls

This article introduces galvalume steel plate, which has recently become a popular material for exterior walls and roofs.

Renovations of Old Private Homes: Charms, Cautions, Cost Rates, and Beautiful Examples

Renovations of
Old Private Homes

Renovations of Old Private Homes: Charms, Cautions, Cost Rates, and Beautiful Examples

We will introduce the charms, cautions, and costs of renovating old private homes. We also have some beautiful examples.

Introduction of the Role and Types of Eaves(庇)

The Role and Types
of Eaves(庇)

Introduction of the Role and Types of Eaves(庇)

In this article, we will introduce the role and types of eaves in buildings, as well as points to keep in mind to avoid mistakes in retrofitting.

13 Beautiful Bathroom Interiors and Tips for Creative Ideas

13 Beautiful
Bathroom Interiors and
Tips for Creative Ideas

13 Beautiful Bathroom Interiors and Tips for Creative Ideas

This article introduces 13 examples of good-looking bathroom interiors with explanations of how to make them more lovely.

7 examples of open kitchens|5 points to keep in mind so you have no regrets

Open kitchen
7 examples and
5 points that you must keep in mind

7 examples of open kitchens|5 points to keep in mind so you have no regrets

This article introduces 7 examples of open kitchens that will make you want to show them off, and explains 5 key points that you must keep in mind to avoid regrets when creating your kitchen.

Stylish One-Story house: Examples of interior and exterior design and tips for planning

Stylish One-Story house
Examples of interior
and exterior design

Stylish One-Story house: Examples of interior and exterior design and tips for planning

An one-story house can become a mediocre and tasteless residence if you make a mistake. To avoid such mistakes, it is important to look at many examples of stylish one-story houses and learn about additional points to keep in mind.

Stylish SunRoom: What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Stylish SunRoom
advantages and disadvantages

Stylish SunRoom: What are the advantages and disadvantages?

In this article, we will introduce the advantages and disadvantages of sunrooms and examples of stylish homes designed by architects.

10 beautiful wood decks arranged by professionals

Beautiful wood deck
arranged by
professionals

10 beautiful wood decks arranged by professionals

This article provides 10 examples of beautiful wood decks by professionals and four key points to consider when actually installing a wood deck.

What you need to know about skylights and 10 examples

Skylight
10 examples

What you need to know about skylights and 10 examples

In this article, we will introduce skylights, which are popular in Western-style houses and other types of housing. We will also introduce examples of architects' beautiful houses that have adopted skylights, so if you are interested in skylights, please use them as a factor in your consideration.

Examples of beautiful sloped ceilings : How to select lighting and ceiling fan

Sloped ceilings
How to select lighting
and ceiling fan

Examples of beautiful sloped ceilings : How to select lighting and ceiling fan

In this article, we will explain the advantages and disadvantages of a sloped ceiling and introduce some beautiful architectural examples. We will also explain the placement of lightings and ceiling fans.

How to Use Tenbukuro(天袋)?

Tenbukuro(天袋)
How to make and
examples of actual use

How to Use Tenbukuro(天袋)?

In this article, we explain in detail the basic uses of tenbukuro and points to keep in mind when making them. It also introduces examples of actual use of tenbukuro and how it can be used to make a room more lovely. Read on to learn how to make a more user-friendly and beautiful tenbukuro.

What is Solid Wood Flooring? How to care for it?

Solid Wood Flooring
How to care for it?

What is Solid Wood Flooring? How to care for it?

In this article, we will explain the characteristics of solid wood flooring and how to maintain it. We will also introduce many beautiful architectural examples.

The Key to Total Floor Space that You should Know Before Building a New House

The Key to
Total Floor Space
And Examples by Tsubo

The Key to Total Floor Space that You should Know Before Building a New House

In this article, we will explain "total floor area (gross floor area)", which is one of the expressions used to describe the size of a house. Did you know that the cost and design of a house changes depending on the total floor area? Let's take a look at some of the essentials you should know about total floor area before you build a new house.

9 Beautiful Shelving Ideas with High Storage Capacity

9 Beautiful Shelving
Ideas with
High Storage Capacity

9 Beautiful Shelving Ideas with High Storage Capacity

In this article, we present nine ideas for beautiful shelving with high storage capacity. By the time you finish reading, you will have an idea of the ideal beautiful shelf you would like to have in your home.

What is a Nure-En(濡れ縁)? Difference from a Porch and a Wooden Deck

What is a Nure-En ?
(濡れ縁)
Difference from a Porch

What is a Nure-En(濡れ縁)? Difference from a Porch and a Wooden Deck

In this article, we provide a thorough explanation of the appeal of nure-en, which can improve the quality of life. We will also introduce the difference between "netsuri-en" and "engawa(縁側)" or "wood deck," which are often confused with nure-en, so please take a look.

20 Beautiful Architectural Examples of Japanese Modern Houses

Japanese Modern House
20 Architectural
Examples

20 Beautiful Architectural Examples of Japanese Modern Houses

In this article, we will introduce the key points for creating a modern Japanese-style house by introducing beautiful architectural examples created by our architects. We will divide our explanations into three categories: exterior, interior, and floor plan, so please take a look.

How to Build a Tsuboniwa(坪庭)?

How to Build a
Tsuboniwa(坪庭)?

How to Build a Tsuboniwa(坪庭)?

In this article, we explain how to create a tsuboniwa garden without making mistakes and tips for making it more beautiful, along with a wealth of examples. If you read to the end, you will understand the key to creating a more beautiful tsuboniwa.

How to Build a Basement? Thorough Explanation of Costs and Precautions

How to Build
a Basement?
Costs and Precautions

How to Build a Basement? Thorough Explanation of Costs and Precautions

When you hear the word "basement," does it evoke images of the secret base you longed for as a child? Or is it more like a safe shelter in the event of a disaster? In this article, we will take a deeper look at the "basement," a special space that is not found in ordinary houses.

Examples of 11 Luxury Houses Designed by Architectural Professionals

11 Luxury Houses
Designed by Architectural
Professionals

Examples of 11 Luxury Houses Designed by Architectural Professionals

In this article, we present 11 examples of luxury homes designed by architectural professionals that are sure to be admired by everyone. We hope you will enjoy these tasteful luxury homes designed by professionals.

Tips for Avoiding Mistakes in Designing a Pilotis

Designing a Pilotis
Tips for
Avoiding Mistakes

Tips for Avoiding Mistakes in Designing a Pilotis

In this article, in addition to the advantages and disadvantages of the pilotis, we will also introduce some other points to be aware of, as well as case studies by japanese-architects.com architects. In particular, please refer to the examples of pilotis if you are considering them, as design is also an important factor.

Stylish examples of home office

Home office
stylish examples and
advantages

Stylish examples of home office

In this article, we will explain some stylish examples of home office, as well as the advantages, disadvantages, and points to note.

What is tataki(三和土)? Disadvantages and modern examples of house with tataki

Tataki(三和土)
Disadvantages and
modern examples

What is tataki(三和土)? Disadvantages and modern examples of house with tataki

This article explains the overview of tataki, points to note, and what kind of finish is used as tataki nowadays. It also introduces several examples of modern-style tataki, so you can get an idea of what kind of finish you can use to make your home more stylish.

The key to create a flat roof

Flat Roof
The key to create

The key to create a flat roof

While a house with a flat roof gives the impression of a stylish and smart appearance, there are also disadvantages to be aware of. Please take into account not only the advantages but also the disadvantages to help you decide whether to adopt a flat roof or not. And let's take a look at some examples designed with flat roofs by japanese-architects.com architects.

13 Stylish Exterior Walls : popular colors and styles

13 Stylish Exterior Walls:
popular colors and styles

13 Stylish Exterior Walls : popular colors and styles

In this article, we will introduce 13 examples of stylish exterior walls designed by professionals, as well as popular colors and tastes. Even if you are not sure what kind of exterior wall to choose, you will surely find hints for your ideal exterior wall.

How to create a house with an open atmosphere

How to create
a house with
an open atmosphere

How to create a house with an open atmosphere

In this article, we will explain how to create a house with an open atmosphere, along with architectural examples. We will also introduce some ideas for creating an open living room without a stairwell, so please take a look.

What is artificial marble?

What is
artificial marble?

What is artificial marble?

In this article, we will explain the types of artificial marble and their characteristics, cautions for daily use, and how to fix stains and scratches. After reading this article, you should be able to decide whether you should choose artificial marble or not.

FIX windows with clear frames : What are the disadvantages?

FIX windows
What are the
disadvantages?

FIX windows with clear frames : What are the disadvantages?

Windows are a very important element in the design of a house, both in terms of exterior design and harmony with the interior design. While FIX windows have many attractive features that cannot be produced by ordinary sliding windows and other types of windows, they also have disadvantages.

Tips on how to incorporate high windows to create a stylish design home

High window
(High side lighting)
tips

Tips on how to incorporate high windows to create a stylish design home

This article explains tips on how to use high windows (high side lighting), which are recommended for design houses, stairwells, and narrow houses, to create a fashionable home. While there are many advantages to high windows, it is also important to understand the disadvantages of using high windows before designing a house.

What is a "painted wall", which is a stylish exterior wall?

Painted wall
advantages and
disadvantages

What is a "painted wall", which is a stylish exterior wall?

In this article, we will explain the advantages, disadvantages, and types of painted walls, as well as providing examples with photos. We hope you will enjoy the beautifully painted walls created by the unique skills of our craftsmen.

Do the wealthy and rich build their houses with house makers?

Do the wealthy
build their houses
with house makers?

Do the wealthy and rich build their houses with house makers?

Building a house may be a once-in-a-lifetime project. If you can afford it, you would like to build a high-grade, specially designed house. Which house makers do the rich and wealthy people ask to build their houses? Or do they build their houses with house makers in the first place?

Nine houses with large living room windows

Large living room
room windows

Nine houses with large living room windows

This article explains the advantages and disadvantages of large windows in a living room, as well as nine examples of open-plan houses.

How to create luxurious living room? 9 architectural examples

How to create
luxurious living room?

How to create luxurious living room? 9 architectural examples

In this article, we present nine architectural examples of luxurious living rooms designed by architects. Please take a look at them as a reference for the interior design of your own home.

Need for bulkheads and 10 examples of beautiful bulkheads

Need for bulkheads
and 10 beautiful examples

Need for bulkheads and 10 examples of beautiful bulkheads

We give you an idea of how japanese-architects.com's architects have done bulkheads in style, and we'll show you some houses with bulkheads!

How to create a modern Japanese-style room

How to create
a modern Japanese-style room

How to create a modern Japanese-style room

In this article, we will introduce some examples of modern Japanese-style rooms and explain in detail what you should know to make your room more beautiful.

Detailed explanation of modern houses and floor plans

Modern house
detailed explanation
and floor plans

Detailed explanation of modern houses and floor plans

this article will explain the types of modern taste and floor plans that require ingenuity because of simplicity. In addition, we also introduce seven techniques for creating a modern home, which we hope you will find useful.

True concepts of passive house and 10 successful examples

Passive house
True concepts and
10 successful examples

True concepts of passive house and 10 successful examples

In this article, we introduce passive houses, which make effective use of natural energy.

Should I "buy" or "build" luxury house or villa

Buy or Build
luxury house

Should I "buy" or "build" luxury house or villa

This article compares various aspects of whether you should buy a house or a villa or build a new one. Please read it in the light of your own case.

Nine beautiful one story houses|Tips to avoid mistakes in appearance

Beautiful
one story house
Tips to avoid mistakes

Nine beautiful one story houses|Tips to avoid mistakes in appearance

In this article, we will introduce beautiful one story house exteriors with actual photos and explain seven tips you should know in creating the exterior of a one story house. By the end of the article, you will have a concrete image of the appearance of a satisfactory one story house.

Ideal house : Key points and popular floor plans

Ideal house
Key points and
popular floor plans

Ideal house : Key points and popular floor plans

In this article, we will introduce the key points, popular floor plans, and seven examples of ideal houses that many people would love to have. Please refer to this article to clearly understand what kind of house is ideal for you.

Cool house : seven floor plans recommended

Cool house
seven floor plans recommended

Cool house : seven floor plans recommended

This article describes the features and floor plans of cool houses. Please also enjoy the examples of stylish houses by professionals.

Atrium Living Room: Floor Plans and Cold Weather Protection

Atrium Living Room
Floor Plans and
Cold Weather Protection

Atrium Living Room: Floor Plans and Cold Weather Protection

In this article, we will provide examples of beautiful atrium designed by architects and easy-to-understand explanations of countermeasures for cold weather and maintenance that are of concern. After reading this article, you should be able to visualize what kind of atrium you should build in your home.

House with a "Doma(土間)"

House with a
Doma(土間)

House with a "Doma(土間)"

In this article, we will explain the charm of a house with a dirt floor and points to note. We will also introduce seven examples of beautiful homes with dirt floors, so please take a look at them for reference when building your own home.

The Cost of Agricultural Land Conversion(農地転用 or 農転)

The Cost of
Agricultural Land Conversion
(農地転用)

The Cost of Agricultural Land Conversion(農地転用 or 農転)

The Cost of Agricultural Land Conversion(農地転用 or 農転) and Points to Consider When Building a New House

Explaining the Appeal of the Kitchen Counter and Dining Table

Kitchen Counter
and Dining Table

Explaining the Appeal of the Kitchen Counter and Dining Table

The "kitchen counter dining table combo" gives a compact and minimalist impression. It has attracted attention for its ability to create a new kitchen and dining space that brings the family closer together while making effective use of limited space.

Features and Examples of Professional Square (Cube) House

Square (Cube) House
Features and Examples

Features and Examples of Professional Square (Cube) House

In this article, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a square house from an expert's point of view, and also look at examples of square (cube) house construction by japanese-architects.com's top-notch designers.

What is the Appeal of Design Houses?

Design Houses
Architectural Examples

What is the Appeal of Design Houses?

In this article, we will explain the charms and cautions of design housing. We will also introduce some architectural examples that our architects have worked on, so please take a look at them.

Like a Resort Hotel! 17 Examples of Beautiful House

Like a Resort Hotel!
17 Examples of
Beautiful House

Like a Resort Hotel! 17 Examples of Beautiful House

Depending on the architectural design, an elegant space like a resort hotel can be created. In this issue, we will introduce architectural examples of beautiful resort-style residences created by architects.

What is “Hameita(羽目板)”?

“Hameita(羽目板)”
advantages and disadvantages

What is “Hameita(羽目板)”?

This article will explain the advantages and disadvantages of hameita and show you how to incorporate hameita in a beautiful way with nine real-life examples. By the time you finish reading this article, you will have a deeper understanding of the characteristics of hameita and will find ideas for creating a beautiful home.

20 Examples of Custom Home Design and Construction by Architects

20 Examples of
Custom Home Design

20 Examples of Custom Home Design and Construction by Architects

When considering a custom-built house, everyone wants a well-designed house. This book is a must-see for those who are not satisfied with the same appearance and specifications of house makers, or those who want to focus on design if they are going to consider a custom-built house.

What is Rustic? How to Create a Room that Enjoys the Feeling of Materials

What is Rustic?
How to Create a Room

What is Rustic? How to Create a Room that Enjoys the Feeling of Materials

In this article, we will show you seven examples of rustic style with materials and how to create them. By the time you finish reading, you will be able to visualize the house you desire.

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  • For those people who are not familiar or comfortable with the purchase process and having communication with local stakeholders in Japanese, we will be the bridge between you and the counter party and support the project management.
  • If you require our support only in property purchases, without any house building, we may ask for a small fee. Contact us and ask for the details.
Do you just want to know how it works?
Do you just want to know how it works?
  • Of course. We can tell you an overview of the general process to build a house in Japan
  • We can also provide consultation on house cost simulation of your own case in building a house.
  • You can ask your questions over a video call or via email. Contact us for free
Do you have a preference of taste?
Do you have a preference of taste?
  • You will be able to see and enjoy the beautiful designs by finding your favourite architects or finding your favourite houses / architectures from our wide range of portfolios of Japanese architectures
  • If you like certain architects or works, we can either connect you with the person or recommend a related / similar architect
  • Get inspirations from the beautiful architectures designed by Japanese architects