|Vacant land, 5,281 sqm
Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture
This is a 5,281 sqm block of freehold land in Karuizawa’s Minami-gaoka vacation home area. It is 2.4 kilometres from Karuizawa Station and 1 kilometre from the Karuizawa Golf Club.
The land’s standout feature is the private pond that passes through the land on the sunny southern side. This lake is shared only by the two neighbours next-door.
The land is zoned as a Category I Exclusively Low-Rise Residential Zone.
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.
|Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture||
|Land size:||5,281 sqm (Freehold)|
|Road:||5.0m wide private road on north side|
|Zoning:||Category I Exclusively Low-Rise Residential Zone|
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|Delivery:||To be negotiated|
|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.
* Private road share of 144 sqm in addition to land size above.
* Pond usage agreement.
* Vacation area management fees: 183,200 Yen/Year
* Utilities: Propane gas, electricity, town water, septic tank.
|Last updated:||February 23, 2017.||Next update (scheduled):||March 9, 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.