Kyoto Real Estate & Homes
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Purchasing real estate in Kyoto can be a daunting process. There are multiple steps and unique requirements involved for foreigners who wish to buy a home or apartment in Kyoto. It is important to utilize the services of an English speaking buyer's agent who is an expert on the local market and able to assist with these complex issues including translating documents, discussions with local real estate attorneys, and notification of proper government offices.
With a population of nearly 1.5 million persons, Kyoto is located on the island of Honshu in Japan. It was ranked as one of the world's most livable cities in 2012 by the magazine Monocle. Kyoto features gardens, palaces and architecture including the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto" which are listed by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Kyoto is a center of media and film in addition to being renowned for its world class fine dining.
Kyoto is divided into eleven wards: Ukyō-ku (右京区), Kamigyō-ku (上京区),
Fushimi-ku (伏見区), Yamashina-ku (山科区), Higashiyama-ku (東山区),
Minami-ku (南区), Shimogyō-ku (下京区), Sakyo-ku (左京区), Nishikyō-ku (西京区), Kita-ku (北区) and the administrative center: Nakagyō-ku (中京区).