While living in Tokyo, or any of Japan’s big cities, it’s hard not to want to get away from the crowds every once and a while. Of course the countryside offers a considerable amount of extra breathing room, but we know you’ve no doubt day dreamed of being alone on your own private island as you were sandwiched between two sweaty salarymen on the rush hour train. For those unable to tolerate the constant congregation of city-dwellers, this list is for you. Take a look at five uninhabited islands for sale right now in Japan and start to plan your life of solitude.
All information regarding each island is from Aqua Styles, a Japanese website dedicated to the sale of uninhabited islands in Japan and overseas real estate.
Saga Island (Saga Prefecture)
Price: 30 million yen
Area: 2,584 square meters
Here’s your chance to own not one, but three uninhabited islands for less than 30 million yen. They may be small but their close proximity to the mainland of Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost main island, makes them ideal for those who want a quiet getaway that’s still close to civilization.
Komariyama Island (Wakayama Prefecture) Price: 150 million yen Area: 3,384 square meters
This beautiful island is just a five minute boat ride away from the nearest harbor and is surrounded by clear blue water and white sand beaches. The island is uninhabited and has two basketball courts worth of flat land, perfect for building your dream home.
Urume Island (Tokushima Prefecture)
Price: 35 million yen
Area: 7,444 square meters
A small, but relatively affordable private island, Tokushima’s Urumi Island is perfect for those on a budget. The owner has included a small neighboring island and a plot of land on the mainland in the sale.
Ubanari Island (Okinawa Prefecture) Price: 500 million yen Area: 36,796 square meters
White sand beaches and the crystal clear waters of Okinawa will be yours at Ubanari Island. You can even walk to the mainland at low tide. Okinawa has many uninhabited islands, but this could very well be the only one up for sale in the entire area, making this a very special piece of property.
Rai Island (Hiroshima Prefecture)
Price: 500 million yen
Area: 100,834.8 square meters
Rai Island is the far away from any other island, making it the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle. It has two shores of white sand beaches and plenty of flat land to build on. It is not located in a national park and doesn’t have any regulations attached to the property – the perfect place to fish, swim and enjoy marine sports in private.
Sources: Aqua Styles, Nanapi
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