Posts Tagged “Historic properties in Japan”

Hakone Fujiya Hotel to close for 2 years for earthquake retrofitting

Hakone Fujiya Hotel to close for 2 years for earthquake retrofitting

Last month, Hakone’s historic landmark Fujiya Hotel announced that they will be temporarily closing the hotel from April 2018 to conduct necessary earthquake retrofitting and refurbishment. The hotel will re-open in Spring 2020. Fujiya Hotel’s main building was built in 1891 and is registered as a National Tangible Cultural Property along with the Comfy Lodge,…

Historic Yugawara Fujiya Ryokan sold to fund, to reopen in 2018

Historic Yugawara Fujiya Ryokan sold to fund, to reopen in 2018

The historic Fujiya Ryokan in Yugawara, Kanagawa, has been sold to a fund and will re-open in 2018. The sukiya-style building was built during the Meiji period (1868-1912), while the gardens date from the previous Edo period. The ryokan was a famed high-end onsen until its closure in 2002. Since then, the building has sit…

Ginza’s oldest bar to close

Ginza’s oldest bar to close

Ginza’s oldest bar will close this month and the historic 89-year old building is likely to be demolished as the 80-year old owner is struggling to maintain the ageing structure. Bordeaux opened in 1927 in a two-story European-style building in the Ginza 8 Chome address. It hosted many famous patrons over the years including Mitsumasa Yonai…

For Sale: 1930s half-timber historic home in Hayama

For Sale: 1930s half-timber historic home in Hayama

Price: 250,000,000 Yen (approx. 2.2 million USD) An 83-year old half-timber style house in the wealthy beachside town of Hayama, 60km south of Tokyo, is for sale. The two-storey home is located at the end of a sweeping driveway, and overlooks a large and sunny south-facing garden filled with weeping cherry trees (shidare-sakura) and crepe…

1930s Half-Timber House in Hayama

1930s Half-Timber House in Hayama

Land with existing structure (house), 1,696.22 sqm Hayama, Kanagawa 250,000,000 Yen  ABOUT This two-storey half-timber style home is located in the wealthy beachside town of Hayama, 60km south of Tokyo. Situated at the end of a sweeping driveway, the house overlooks a large and sunny south-facing garden filled with weeping cherry trees (shidare-sakura) and crepe myrtles. The English-style…

Developer to raze 84-year old building in Ginza

Developer to raze 84-year old building in Ginza

Ginza is about to lose another of its pre-war buildings as an 84-year old office building is under demolition by a developer. Demolition started in early September with the removal of asbestos. The building will be completely demolished by early November.

Hayama Shimoyamaguchi Villa

Hayama Shimoyamaguchi Villa

Land with existing structure (house), 5,101.23 sqm Hayama, Kanagawa 300,000,000 Yen  ABOUT This is large, traditional Japanese-style home located in an elevated mountain-side position with over an acre of freehold land and forest. It is just 600 meters from the sandy beach in the historic oceanside town of Hayama. The age of the house is unknown, although…

Traditional Japanese house and land in Kamakura

Traditional Japanese house and land in Kamakura

Land with existing structure Kamakura, Kanagawa SOLD  ABOUT This is a historic and traditional Japanese house in Kamakura’s Nikaido neighbourhood. It is a 13 minute walk from the Hachimangu Shrine and a 23 minute walk (or 10 minute drive) from Kamakura Station. The sale is for the land only with the structure to be included in…

Historic Villa in Kobe searching for new owner

Historic Villa in Kobe searching for new owner

The owner of a 93-year old European-style residence in Kobe is looking for a new owner to carry on the home’s legacy. Open days in June and July were arranged for the house by the Heritage House Trust. The conditions of the sale will require the new owner to preserve the structure. The 2-storey home…

Modernist house in Meguro

Modernist house in Meguro

2-Bedrooms + Study + 1 Bathroom + Garage Kami Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 298,000,000 Yen  ABOUT This is the former home of modernist architect Kameki Tsuchiura (1897-1996). Built in 1935, the house was designed by Tsuchiura as his personal residence. The two-storey, wood-framed residence has two bedrooms and a study on the second floor, a living/dining room with…

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