Franchise opportunities in Japan

Popular franchise directions in Japan

List of franchises for sale available in Japan

Another World - Virtual Reality Parks Franchise Investment from $30,000
SAHAR&VOSK - Beauty Salon Franchise Investment from $30,000
Govorusha - Speech Therapy Center Investment from $16,200
Perspective 24 - Real Estate Operator Franchise Investment on demand
SLONVISH - Hypoallergenic Jewelry Franchise Investment from $4,500
GREEN BAR - Autonomous City Farms Franchise Investment from $8,168
Krispy Kreme - doughnuts and coffee store franchise Investment from $275,000
9ROUND - kickbox fitness centers franchise Investment on demand
Orangetheory Fitness - fitness centre franchise Investment from $488,405
Bye Bye Nitz - lice treatment center franchise Investment on demand
Smoothie King - smoothie and juice bar franchise Investment from $269,550
Marriott International - hotel franchise Investment from $74,082,490
Cutmann Kids - the First Children's Barbershop Franchise Investment from $80,000
Saber - the First Men's Hairdressing Salon for Boys Franchise Investment from $17,550
Friendly English - English Language Studio Franchise Investment from $4,700
Bustclub - Franchise of the Lingerie Styling Salon by Lidia Khuliganovna Investment from $83,000
PALERMO COFFEE - Сoffee Сhain Franchise Investment from $12,500
Chile Passport - Obtaining Citizenship and Childbirth in Chile Franchise Investment from $20,200
Blo Blow Dry Bar - Hair Salon Franchise Investment from $300,000
AMAkids - Intellectual Development Academy Franchise Investment from $15,000
Konkrid - Concrete Plant Franchise Investment on demand
LUMERIKA - Studio of Laser Epilation and Cosmetology Franchise Investment from $40,000
Salad Box - Healthy Food Restaurant Franchise Investment from $90,213
ZAGA GAME - Full VR Immersion Park Franchise Investment from $12,540

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