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Gilmina Perretti
Being ex-luxury properties agent myself in the Hamptons, New York and Los Angeles, California, I was extremely impressed with Rica’s in-depth knowledge of market trends and luxury inventory. With her astute problem-solving and hands-on approach, Rica is always looking for new ways to streamline the real estate experience for her clients. She has ability to thrive in one of the most technically and socially demanding markets in Japan.
Luke Schleppe
In my 15 years in Japan, through both home ownership and the rental for my small business, I have dealt with a large amount of real estate companies and their agents. Rica has them all beat, in every aspect. She was friendly, prompt, capable, and always available. Their service is just not seen in the Japanese real estate world and I would have been happy to have paid double for what was such a smooth and pleasant experience. 5/5 stars!
Jahan Shah
The Core Eight 8 real-estate agency based in Kobe provided exactly what I was looking for, and in fact, exceeded my expectations. They exemplify high standards in customer service, organization, and property search and acquisition. I highly recommend Core Eight to any overseas investors looking for a professional and reliable real-estate agency in Japan.
Marissa Spennato
Naomi and the entire Core Eight team are an absolute pleasure to work with, and made the moving process so much less complicated! They are extremely responsive to any questions and concerns one may have.If anyone I knew was looking for a new housing arrangement, I’d definitely recommend Core Eight without any hesitation!
Gilmina Perretti
Being ex-luxury properties agent myself in the Hamptons, New York and Los Angeles, California, I was extremely impressed with Rica’s in-depth knowledge of market trends and luxury inventory. With her astute problem-solving and hands-on approach, Rica is always looking for new ways to streamline the real estate experience for her clients. She has ability to thrive in one of the most technically and socially demanding markets in Japan.
Luke Schleppe
In my 15 years in Japan, through both home ownership and the rental for my small business, I have dealt with a large amount of real estate companies and their agents. Rica has them all beat, in every aspect. She was friendly, prompt, capable, and always available. Their service is just not seen in the Japanese real estate world and I would have been happy to have paid double for what was such a smooth and pleasant experience. 5/5 stars!
Jahan Shah
The Core Eight 8 real-estate agency based in Kobe provided exactly what I was looking for, and in fact, exceeded my expectations. They exemplify high standards in customer service, organization, and property search and acquisition. I highly recommend Core Eight to any overseas investors looking for a professional and reliable real-estate agency in Japan.
Marissa Spennato
Naomi and the entire Core Eight team are an absolute pleasure to work with, and made the moving process so much less complicated! They are extremely responsive to any questions and concerns one may have.If anyone I knew was looking for a new housing arrangement, I’d definitely recommend Core Eight without any hesitation!

Kominka

Traditional old wooden houses

Kominka

Core Eight is now associated with Nakagawa Jyuken and selling KOMINKA - old wooden traditional houses built in a traditional Japanese architectural style using timeless building techniques and natural materials.

Kominka

Traditional old wooden houses

Kominka

A Kominka is an old Japanese folk house, which is basically structured with wood, clay, straw and bamboo. It has few walls, a high floor and a high ceiling. These features are due to the typical Japanese climate: hot summers with high humidity.

Okuike

Retreat-like atmosphere of serenity

Okuike

Okuike is a world unto itself. Surrounded by national forests on all sides, yet only a 15-minute drive to the conveniences, restaurants, and culture of the greater Kobe area, Okuike offers an almost retreat-like atmosphere of serenity and solitude that attracts many who desire their own secluded oasis.

Rokko

Traditional old wooden houses

Rokko

Mt. Rokko in Rokko area is the symbols of Kobe, which have been loved by locals as a leisure spot both now and in the past.. You can enjoy hiking in the summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter. Climbing Mt. Rokko gives you a wonderful view and refreshing air.

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