Franchise opportunities in Japan

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 are Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya and Sapporo. 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 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.

Browse franchise List in Japan

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

List of franchises for sale in Japan

...
Franchise SmartyKids - Mental Arithmetic School
Array
Read more
Franchise SmartyKids - Mental Arithmetic School Investment from
10 500 $
Submit request
...
Franchise of Speedcubing Children`s Center UKUB
Array
Read more
Franchise of Speedcubing Children`s Center UKUB Investment from
20 000 $
Submit request
...
Franchise of GVIDO Gelato Italian Ice Cream Cafe
Array
Read more
Franchise of GVIDO Gelato Italian Ice Cream Cafe Investment from
70 300 $
Submit request
...
Franchise of Oil Refineries “Smart Refinery Technologies Group”
Array
Read more
...
Franchise Ramen shop RAMEN IROHA
Array
Read more
Franchise Ramen shop RAMEN IROHA Investment from
45 000 $
Submit request
...
Franchise Claustrophobia - Real-life Quests
Our goal is to open as many excellent Claustrophobia quests as possible in different cities and countries, and we are pleased to build relationships with people who can help us to achieve the goal.
Read more
Franchise Claustrophobia - Real-life Quests Investment from
37 500 $
Submit request
...
Franchise Kickbox fitness centers 9Round
Array
Read more
Franchise Kickbox fitness centers 9Round Investment from
$
Submit request
...
Choupette Kids Clothing Shop Franchise
You can open a fashionable children's clothes boutique under Choupette brand name and sell premium quality designer clothes in "medium" and "medium+" pricing segments.
Read more
Choupette Kids Clothing Shop Franchise Investment from
46 000 $
Submit request
...
Franchise Southern Fried Chicken
Southern Fried Chicken is an international fast food brand, offering a diverse menu.
Read more
Franchise Southern Fried Chicken Investment from
322 850 $
Submit request
...
Franchise Business Network International
Array
Read more
Franchise Business Network International Investment from
65 000 $
Submit request
...
Franchise Nutty Scientists - Spectacular Interactive Activities
Array
Read more
Franchise Nutty Scientists - Spectacular Interactive Activities Investment from
45 000 $
Submit request
...
Franchise Chain of family entertainment centers Funtopia
Array
Read more
Franchise Chain of family entertainment centers Funtopia Investment from
629 674 $
Submit request
...
Franchise Retail Shops Chain KIO DA
Array
Read more
Franchise Retail Shops Chain KIO DA Investment from
139 000 $
Submit request
...
Franchise Waterless carwash DetailCar
The Europe’s biggest waterless carwash franchise network. Get your car clean anywhere and in a place while continuing your activities. The finest Work quality!
Read more
Franchise Waterless carwash DetailCar Investment from
9 960 $
Submit request
...
Franchise Danube Home
Danube Home aims to offer premium products to its clients, through an array of elegant home furnishing solutions and unique models that fits the needs and tastes of everyone. It is a one-stop retail destination for complete home interiors which include products sourced from across the globe.
Read more
Franchise Danube Home Investment from
400 000 $
Submit request
...
Franchise Dietplus - healthcare coaching
Dietplus, the specialist of food rebalancing, displays a unique, coaching-based method to lose weight.
Read more
Franchise Dietplus - healthcare coaching Investment from
56 000 $
Submit request
...
Franchise al Mamà Bistrot
Your Italian bistrot with market area and delivery options. The Italian excellence of the products with very affordable prices.
Read more
Franchise al Mamà Bistrot Investment from
135 000 $
Submit request
...
Franchise Jour - healthy restaurant chain
“Are you a franchisor?
You are welcome to TopFranchise.com, for free for 1 year!
Rise your franchise business with TopFranchise!
Read more
Franchise Jour - healthy restaurant chain Investment from
336 942 $
Submit request
...
Franchise Chicken barbecue Los Pollos
Los Pollos proposes a fast and healthy restoration of quality thanks to a selection of chickens 100% French and a qualified staff (professional cooks).
Read more
Franchise Chicken barbecue Los Pollos Investment from
175 980 $
Submit request
...
Franchise of Coffee Shop Tucano Coffee
Array
Read more
Franchise of Coffee Shop Tucano Coffee Investment from
84 600 $
Submit request
...
Franchise Questoria – We organize birthdays, corporate and kids parties
Our product is the Questorias. These are the role-play games that the host will hold for the players at their home, office or a cafe on their birthday or other occasion!
Read more
...
Franchise Network of Beauty Salons Prive7 Express
“Shine like a diamond” is the main principle of the Beauty Network Privé7. Every day we confirm our title of one of the best beauty salons in Russia. The pride of Privé7 salons comes from its new cosmetic devices, which have proven their effectiveness. We only work with the most effective brands in the beauty industry.
Read more
Franchise Network of Beauty Salons Prive7 Express Investment from
113 000 $
Submit request
...
Franchise of Gemotest Laboratory
Array
Read more
Franchise of Gemotest Laboratory Investment from
12 000 $
Submit request
...
Franchise SilkSense - Silk Flower Rental
Array
Read more
Franchise SilkSense - Silk Flower Rental Investment from
30 000 $
Submit request
...
Franchise “PRAVILNAYA KOSMETIKA” - natural cosmetics
Array
Read more
Franchise “PRAVILNAYA KOSMETIKA” - natural cosmetics Investment from
1 320 $
Submit request
...
Franchise of TopFranchise Portal
Array
Read more
Franchise of TopFranchise Portal Investment from
100 000 $
Submit request
...
Franchise of SPEAKUS Interpretation Delivery Platform
Array
Read more
Franchise of SPEAKUS Interpretation Delivery Platform Investment from
9 000 $
Submit request
...
Franchise Tea Valley 茶食坊
Array
Read more
Franchise Tea Valley 茶食坊 Investment from
$
Submit request
...
Franchise retail stores Zoom'n'Joy with optical equipment
Array
Read more
Franchise retail stores Zoom'n'Joy with optical equipment Investment from
36 000 $
Submit request
...
Canadian Services Centre Franchise
Array
Read more
Canadian Services Centre Franchise Investment from
55 000 $
Submit request

Popular franchise directions in Japan

Advanced selection of the franchise