| by Kenneth Chase | 20 comments

We Bought an Abandoned House in Japan, Tractor, 2 Cars, Farm Tools Left Behind | Part 1

We’ve been living in Japan for about one and
a half years, in southern Ibaraki, where my wife’s from. And, last week we bought an abandoned farmhouse. Hi, I’m Jaya, let’s check it out. Can see there’s a car there. That’s technically ours now, though we don’t
have the keys for it, and I’m not sure how we go about changing the registration over. Probably going to have to dispose of it, which
will cost a bit of money. We bought this property in a public auction
for just over 3 million yen, or about 27,000 US Dollars. The land is quite large by Japanese standards
at just under 1400 square metres, or 15,000 square feet. We’ve got a tractor there. The farmer who owned it passed away about
5 years ago and it’s been abandoned ever since. His children didn’t want to inherit the
property. This happens in Japan quite a lot, especially
in rural areas like this as younger people prefer urban areas and move way from farming. This is the main entrance to the house. And when a place is abandoned, it means abandoned. They leave everything, as you can see. We’re probably going to keep this building. Not 100% sure what we’re going to do with
it, but probably for storage, maybe a workshop, even a guesthouse, possibly. I actually haven’t had a look inside that
shed over there. Got no idea what’s inside it. One of the biggest costs to having this property
is going to be clearing and disposing of all of this junk. We’re going to get this building knocked down. I’ve no idea what we’re going to do with this. I don’t even know what this is. Probably something to do with rice. An outside kitchen here. In part 2 we look inside the main house.


Cyber God

Apr 4, 2019, 11:40 pm Reply

keep the van check the dashboard and any were in the van for the keys the garage and house too for the keys i plan on living in Japan in one to two years from now and i want to buy a house plz add my channel it is CyberGod am your first comment yaaaa

Sue Maddox

Apr 4, 2019, 10:05 pm Reply

Please keep outbuilding for whatever use. What beautiful woodwork throughout, once it’s cleaned up!

Ivy Loi

Apr 4, 2019, 8:22 am Reply

What you going to do with the junk ? For your opinion it's a junk or antiques? By the way the wood craftsmanship is beautiful.


Apr 4, 2019, 1:08 am Reply

Oh wow live the architecture! I wish I could do something like this but I'd feel lost.

Magas Haz

May 5, 2019, 7:59 am Reply

Hi, it’s possible to start farming there?

Yeol Lee

May 5, 2019, 12:40 pm Reply

Did you buy the house for investment purpose?

ROBLOX GABRILEL PICK MI Christian gabrilel DR Nate

May 5, 2019, 3:27 am Reply

You should restore a van or a car you just found in the garage 😉 idk you sell it or not

sathya moorthi

May 5, 2019, 8:15 pm Reply

May I know What is the cost of the house?

Sergey Sergienko

Jun 6, 2019, 11:40 am Reply

Good day. What literature would you recommend to understand the laws in the field of legal relations on real estate in Japan? What taxes would such a purchase entail?

Joseph Tan

Jun 6, 2019, 10:12 am Reply

I am also looking for one of this. Personally, I am very good in home improvement which include home automation. Beside working in IT industry for more than 2 decades, I am part-time electrician, plumber, and carpentry.

SCOTT ontheboat

Jun 6, 2019, 1:56 pm Reply

Rent a bobcat and 1 day look like a million bucks?


Jul 7, 2019, 11:00 pm Reply

Just found your channel, really cool property. Best wishes to you and your wife.


Jul 7, 2019, 12:59 pm Reply

gss I would think thats a hell of a deal,, people are always telling Me Japans so expensive to live. yet you bought a home for 27k:S.. how much are the taxs a year on such a place?


Jul 7, 2019, 2:47 pm Reply

I feel like you are going to find a corpse inside the house.


Jul 7, 2019, 11:48 am Reply

What an amazing find, Bloke! Bit of work ahead there… What did the old gemtleman farm?

Louise Deco Code

Jul 7, 2019, 1:35 pm Reply

I would genuinely love to just visit and spend a day as a voluntary tidier!

Ian Mortimer

Aug 8, 2019, 10:38 am Reply

I love your house ! Yes it is a lot of work but it will be so great for your family..
It has been a dream of mine to do the same.
I have been studying housing in Japan for the last two years in view of buying a holiday / retirement home for my wife and i.
We were thinking Chiba or maybe Kyoto
One concern for us is the heat in Japan during summer.
I have experienced Japan in August once and wonder if we could survive it.
Does your house have aircon ?


Aug 8, 2019, 12:59 pm Reply

so 37k , nice

Adam Sanchez

Aug 8, 2019, 9:58 pm Reply

Nice buy! $27,000, About how much do think remodeling and fixing the home will end up costing?

Grace Ng

Aug 8, 2019, 4:42 pm Reply

Thank you for a very informative video on abandoned homes in Japan. My family and I are Aussies living in DC and we fell in love with Japan, we have been back so many times and we were interested in buying a house when I stumbled across your video. I don't think we will ever have the stomach to undertake such a big project (but we do that with properties here where we live) The risks sound too big for us and too long drawn. I would be so interested to see your finished house in the months to come!

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