Franchise opportunities in Japan

Popular franchise directions in Japan

List of franchises for sale available in Japan

Motorsport franchise
Motorsport - Franchise of racing club Investment from $97,200
Tenacious Techies franchise
Tenacious Techies - full service digital marketing agency franchise Investment from $2,000
PunctureSafe franchise
PunctureSafe - total tyre protection franchise Investment from $1,875
Mikel Coffee Company franchise
Mikel Coffee Company - Cafe Franchise Investment on demand
Verbatoria franchise
Verbatoria - Talents-By-Brainwaves Edutech Service For Children Franchise Investment from $4,990
Choupette franchise
Choupette - kids clothing shop franchise Investment from $46,000
Krispy Kreme franchise
Krispy Kreme - doughnuts and coffee store franchise Investment from $275,000
9ROUND franchise
9ROUND - kickbox fitness centers franchise Investment on demand
Orangetheory Fitness franchise
Orangetheory Fitness - fitness centre franchise Investment from $488,405
Bye Bye Nitz franchise
Bye Bye Nitz - lice treatment center franchise Investment on demand
Smoothie King franchise
Smoothie King - smoothie and juice bar franchise Investment from $269,550
Marriott International franchise
Marriott International - hotel franchise Investment from $74,082,490
GREEN BAR franchise
GREEN BAR - Autonomous City Farms Franchise Investment from $8,168
Coffee Nefer franchise
Coffee Nefer - Coffee House Franchise Investment from $12,200
PANTIKA franchise
PANTIKA - Beauty and Health Laboratory Franchise Investment from $1,062
Baby Brain franchise
Baby Brain - Center for Additional Education Franchise Investment from $11,000
EcoMotive Hygiene franchise
EcoMotive Hygiene - Automotive Products Franchise Investment from $15,000
Cutmann Kids franchise
Cutmann Kids - the First Children's Barbershop Franchise Investment from $17,000
MOMIZU HOUSE franchise
MOMIZU HOUSE - MOMIZU HOUSE Franchise For Sale – Bakery and Beverages Investment from $66,000
R:ED LAB franchise
R:ED LAB - Training Center Franchise Investment from $27,370
Mail Boxes Etc franchise
Mail Boxes Etc - Service Centers Franchise Investment from $83,000
Saber franchise
Saber - the First Men's Hairdressing Salon for Boys Franchise Investment from $17,550
Friendly English  franchise
Friendly English - English Language Studio Franchise Investment from $4,700
Konkrid franchise
Konkrid - Concrete Plant Franchise Investment on demand

Attractiveness of Japan for the development of franchise business

Japan has one of the most powerful economies in the world due to high achievements in the technological sector. The population is 127.25 million people and more than half of them live in urban areas. The main cities, such as Tokyo (9.27 mln), Yokohama (3.72 mln), Osaka (2.69 mln), Nagoya (2.3 mln), and Sapporo (1.95 mln) are available for different franchise opportunities. The household net-adjusted disposable income per capita is $27,323.   

A fun fact about starting a franchise in Japan is that franchisors hit the capital first. There is a belief that if you have managed to establish a business in Tokyo, you can do it anywhere in Japan. There are also no special franchise laws that limit franchise activities.     

A good benefit for owning a franchise in Japan is certainly the workforce. Japanese work 48 hours a week without overtime pay and are very qualified, responsible and committed to their jobs.

With 1,305 franchise types and the annual turnover of $198 billion, Japan franchise business ranks the second largest in the world. 260,992 chain stores and outlets are selling goods and services in the country. The main franchise industries are retail, health and fitness, food service sector, care-related businesses and education. The most popular type of Japanese franchising is convenience stores; they generate 42.7% of the total turnover.     

Looking at the franchise market share one can see that the USA and UK are highly represented by their brands in Japan, there are also franchise outlets from China, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, etc.

Initial franchise fee constitutes something average between $20,000 and $50,000.

There are high investment business opportunities, as well as cheap franchises in Japan presented for review, the choice is yours.

Indicators of Japanese Business Market

  • Capital: Tokyo

  • Currency: Yen (¥)

  • Education Index (2013): 0.808

  • Official languages: Japanese

  • Per capita GDP (PPP): $42,860

  • Quality-of-life index (0-10): 7.08

  • Population: 126.43 mln

  • Total GDP (PPP): $5.420 trillion

  • Ease of Doing Business Ranking, Rank: 34

  • Gini: 37.6

  • Human Development Index (HDI): 0.903

Franchising news in Japan

Tokyo hosts an International Franchise Expo in March
Tokyo hosts an International Franchise Expo in March
30.11.2018
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