Hokkaido Property: SnowDog Village with Jo Lodder at SnowDog

Hokkaido Property: SnowDog Village with Jo Lodder at SnowDog

This is the second part of our interview with Jo Lodder, a founding partner of JNW Properties, SnowDog Village, SnowDog Chalets & Raku Ichi Residences. Today, Jo shares some opportunities and his outlook on real estate in Hokkaido and SnowDog Village. In this episode, we cover the underutilisation of Hokkaido during the Summer and how Jo sees this as a fantastic opportunity. If you know anyone who is invested in the region, please share this episode with them. Hope you enjoy the show!

Key Discussions

  • The outlook of real estate in Hokkaido and SnowDog Village
  • Emerging opportunities in Hokkaido during the summer
  • Growth potential in Niseko

I appreciate how Jo is sharing his future outlook in this episode. I know a lot of institutions and professional investors have tried to participate in the Hokkaido real estate market. I feel bringing in mountain biking sports during the summer can be a game-changer for properties in Hokkaido. If Niseko becomes a summer sports destination, there is a lot of growth potential. If you’d like to chat with Jo, you can refer to his contact information in our show notes.


▶ About the guest:

Jo Lodder is the founder partner sales & marketing of JNW Properties, SnowDog Village, SnowDog Chalets & Raku Ichi Residences. SnowDog Village is a completed property of 42 apartments that have had sustained buyer interest for a number of years. Jo also presides over 2 other projects in the planning and development stage such as the ski resort of Niseko, Japan. He and the company strive to give individuals the opportunity to purchase value-for-money ski properties. Through their resort experience, they have set up a unique management team to help ensure this goal.

▶ Connect with the guest



▶ Source & Supporting:

Mount Yotei : Mount Yotei-zan is a conical stratovolcano that raises 1898 meters above sea level. It is located in the southern part of the Shiribeshi region, Hokkaido. Its official name is “Mr. Shiribeshi-yama”, chosen as one of the 100 best mountains in Japan.  https://www.japanhoppers.com/en/hokkaido/niseko/kanko/499/ 

Otoineppu: Otoifuji is a small ski hill located on the south-western foothills of Mt Otoifuji, close to the central area of Otoineppu village in the northern region of mainland Hokkaido. https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/hokkaido/otoineppu/otoifuji 

Sapporo City: Sapporo (札幌, “important river flowing through a plain” in Ainu language) is the capital of Hokkaido and Japan’s fifth-largest city. Sapporo is also one of the nation’s youngest major cities. https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2163.html 

Nicolas Pulinx: Nicolas is an entrepreneur at heart and has built a successful career in financial services. Now dedicates a lot of time to the development of the JNW Properties and other fantastic projects inspired by oriental culture. Nicolas has plenty of sensational ventures in the pipeline. https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolas-pulinx-aa9615/ 

Vacation Niseko: Vacation Niseko has over a decade of experience and unrivalled expertise tailoring seamless winter packages to Niseko. https://vacationniseko.com/en/resort-information/about-niseko 

Niseko Hilton: Scenic ski access next to Mt. Niseko Annupuri https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/ctsnvhi-hilton-niseko-village/ 

Raku Ichi Residences For the discerning investor, Japanophile, skier, nature-lover, Raku Ichi Residences promises a Niseko home with a thoughtful, sincere connection to the landscape and people. A home built to standards of which even a master of his craft can approve. https://www.rakuichiniseko.com/ 

SnowDog Chalets: East meets West in Niseko. Bringing the charm and allure of the Alps to the mountains of Hokkaido, SnowDog Chalets will be the first of their kind, marrying European cosiness with Japanese minimalism and craftmanship, all under the watchful eye of Mount Yotei. https://www.snowdogchaletsniseko.com/ 

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