Reasons why Bard recommends being a digital nomad in Japan with your own home

Now that Google’s Artificial Intelligence has arrived in the European Union this July and the rainy season is ending in Japan, we asked Bard what reasons it sees why a digital nomad might buy a house in Japan and work from here for part of the year.

Bard gave us the following list:

  • Affordability: Japan is a relatively affordable country to live in, and the cost of real estate is no exception. Cheap houses in Japan can be found for a fraction of the price of houses in other developed countries. For example, a 3-bedroom house in Tokyo can be bought for around \$200,000.
  • Remote work friendly: Japan is a great place to work remotely, with fast internet speeds and a supportive community of digital nomads. Many cafes and co-working spaces offer free or low-cost WiFi, and there are a number of websites and forums where digital nomads can connect with each other.
  • Culture and lifestyle: Japan is a fascinating country with a rich culture and history. Digital nomads who enjoy exploring new cultures will find Japan to be a great place to live. There are many things to see and do in Japan, from visiting ancient temples and shrines to exploring bustling cities like Tokyo and Osaka.
  • Safety: Japan is a very safe country, with low crime rates. Digital nomads can feel safe living and working in Japan.
  • Visas: Foreigners can obtain a long-term visa in Japan, making it a viable option for digital nomads who want to stay in the country for an extended period of time. The Working Holiday Visa is a popular option for digital nomads, as it allows them to stay in Japan for up to one year.
  • Seasonal changes: Japan has four distinct seasons, each with its own unique beauty. Digital nomads who enjoy the outdoors will love experiencing the changing seasons in Japan.
  • Access to other countries: Japan is well-connected to other countries in Asia, making it easy for digital nomads to travel and explore the region.

Of course, there are also some challenges to consider when buying a cheap house in Japan, such as the language barrier and the need for renovations. However, for digital nomads who are willing to put in the effort, buying a cheap house in Japan can be a rewarding experience.

Here are some additional tips for digital nomads who are considering buying a cheap house in Japan:

  • Do your research: Before you start looking for a property, it is important to do your research and understand the Japanese real estate market. There are a number of websites and resources available to help you with this.
  • Hire a local real estate agent: A local real estate agent can help you find a property that meets your needs and navigate the buying process. They can also help you with things like translating documents and communicating with the seller.
  • Be prepared to spend money on renovations: Cheap houses in Japan are often in need of renovations. Be prepared to spend money on repairs and updates.
  • Learn some Japanese: Learning some Japanese will help you communicate with locals and navigate the Japanese real estate market. Even if you don’t become fluent, learning a few basic phrases will go a long way.

With careful planning and execution, buying a cheap house in Japan can be a great