You are able to apply for a resident permit as a business manager type visa status by the investment into a house for rent along with a feasible business plan and a reasonable space of business office in Japan. In addition, approvals by some sectors of the local government to use the house for tourists via Airbnb would be required as well.
How can I obtain Japanese resident permit by investing in the real estate market?
I heard that purchasing properties alone would not grant an investor the eligibility for a Japanese resident permit. What if I purchase a house and use it as an Airbnb rental property? Could this be deemed acceptable?