Traditional Japanese Homes
A minka or kominka (古民家) is an old house built in a traditional Japanese style. These houses can be found all over Japan with styles varying across regions. The wood used in a kominka can last 200 to 300 years and is highly valuable as a building product as it can be re-used in other homes.
The two main types of minka are farmhouses (nōka – 農家) and town houses (machiya – 町家).
Click below to see a selection of minka that have been listed for sale:
Property Listing Sites:
The following property listing sites have a selection of traditional countryside homes for sale:
Folkhouse (Japanese): Specializing in old houses across Japan.
InakaBukken (Japanese): Nationwide listing site for countryside homes and resort properties.
InakaKurashi (Japanese): Old and new houses and land across Japan.
InakaNet (Japanese): Old and new houses, farmhouses, and land across Japan.
Shojiko Traditional Village (English): An expert team of foreigners and Japanese who restore traditional homes in an eco-friendly manner.
The Japan Minka Revival Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of traditional Japanese houses.