Updated: Aug 26, 2022
Would you like to become a farmer in Japan? Or maybe a fisherman? How about both?? This listing on the beautiful island of Shikoku is for a house, farmland* and a very nice fishing boat especially-equipped for squid fishing the calm waters off the Uwakai coast. The house for sale was remodeled just a few years ago; including repainting throughout, the addition of a ventilation system for the floors, three new Daikin air conditioning units and a new 700 liter Hitachi refrigerator/freezer. The home is very convenient to town with easy access to K-12 schools, hospitals, dental clinics, post office, supermarket (Nishimatsuya), a home goods center (Yamada Denki), a hardware store, housewares store (Uniqlo), a barber shop and salon, and two nearby municipal hot springs (onsen) - one with a nice restaurant. The property includes 571 square meters of farmland, along with a 104 square meter warehouse and a 49 square meter barn. The farmhouse even has one of those handy and discreet outside urinals you sometimes see installed on old Japanese farms put into place to save having the muddy menfolk clomping into the house to pee.
A bonus with this home is inclusion of a fully-equipped Yanmar fishing boat with less than 900 hours of operation. The vessel includes features such as solar panels, 7 power-reel stations, a forward finding sonar, GPS, a fish finder and a Honda generator as well as a full compliment of fishing tackle, making the vessel ready for immediate use.
The owner claims to be in a hurry to sell and will negotiate the $191,000 USD asking price. He's even willing to accept a drastic price reduction for serious buyers ready to talk now. The buyer's haste is due to family matters requiring their immediate move.
* There are important restrictions on this land as only registered Japanese farmers (non-foreigners can become farmers, but they need to register) can purchase farmland in Japan.
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