2 acres of land in Karuizawa

Land with existing structure
Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture
636,000,000 Yen

This is a 8,400 sqm+ corner block of freehold land in the upscale Izumi-no-sato vacation home area in Karuizawa.

The expansive lot offers a buyer the potential to use the existing 4-Bedroom house or start afresh and build a new home.

The Izumo-no-sato holiday home area was developed by Tokyu Resort. Homes must be built at least 5 meters from the road and at least 3 meters from land boundaries.

About Karuizawa

Karuizawa is a popular and wealthy summer resort area just 70 minutes by bullet train from Tokyo. In the Edo period it was a small town with lodgings for travellers passing by alongside the Nakasendo (Central Mountain Route) which connected Tokyo and Kyoto. It wasn’t until two foreigners, Canadian missionary Alexander Shaw, and English professor James Dixon, wrote about the town after visiting in 1886 that it drew attention as a holiday destination. Shaw built his own holiday home in the area, and within a few years 20 foreigners had moved to the area.

Two years later Karuizawa Station went into service with the opening of horse-drawn carriageway connecting Karuizawa to Yokogawa Station in Gunma Prefecture. Trains were eventually introduced, and the Shinkansen train line opened in 1997.

The very first vacation home to be built for a Japanese person was the Hatta Residence built in 1893 for naval captain Yujiro Hatta. The early residents of the town included foreign diplomats and businessmen, Japanese nobles, politicians and wealthy industrialists.

In 1894, the Kameya Hotel (later renamed as the Mampei Hotel) opened, followed by the Mikasa Hotel in 1906. By 1903 there were already over 100 holiday villas. In the 1960s, this number had swelled to over 4,000 homes, and by the late 1980s there were over 10,000 homes in the town.

Address: Transport:
  Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture
  • Karuizawa Station – 1,800 meters
    (Approx. 15 mins by car)
Area Guide:
  • Kumoba Pond: 450 meters
  • Elementary School: 850 meters
  • Kyu-Karuizawa Golf Club: 1,300 meters
  • Supermarket: 1,100 meters

Karuizawa Izumi-no-sato land 1

Type: Land with existing structure
Land size: 8,413.16 sqm (Freehold)
Building size: 151 sqm (1,625 sq.ft)
Built: 1988
Road: 5.0m wide public road on north-west side;
3.1m wide public road on south-west side.
Road frontage: 99.0 meters (north-west side);
73.0 meters (south-west side).
Zoning: Category I Exclusively Low-Rise Residential Zone
Building footprint ratio:
Floor area ratio:
Transaction details:
Status: Used as holiday home
Delivery: To be negotiated
Transaction type: Brokerage
Brokerage fee: 3% + 60,000 Yen + consumption tax, charged to buyer.
Inspection by advance appointment only.
* Land size is registered land size and may differ from actual measured size.
* Land setback: 18.20 sqm.
* Utilities: Propane gas, septic tank, electricity, town water.
* Road plan (road width expansion) on north-west side road.
* Karuizawa Town Nature Preservation Guidelines.
* Landscape Act.
* Nagano Prefecture Scenic Ordinance.
Last updated: April 19, 2017. Next update (scheduled): May 10, 2017.

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*Japan Property Central, K.K. is a fully licensed real estate agency. We are able to assist buyers with the purchase of this property or similar ones. Our fees to buyers are 3% + 60,000 Yen + consumption tax.

Transaction type: Brokerage.

All information contained herein is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable. However we cannot guarantee its accuracy and interested persons should rely on their own enquiries.
All care has been taken in preparing this floor plan, however the accuracy is not guaranteed and no liability will be accepted for any reliance placed upon it. In the event of any conflict between the floor plan and actual conditions, the latter shall prevail. Dimensions are approximate.