Posts Tagged “Shizuoka Prefecture”

Town to buy 300-yr old house for 38 million Yen

Town to buy 300-yr old house for 38 million Yen

Matsuzaki Town in Shizuoka’s Izu Peninsula will be purchasing the 300-year old former Yoda Residence for 38.4 million Yen (approx. 337,000 USD). The town’s budget for acquisition and preservation of the property is expected to total 48.7 million Yen, which includes 10 million Yen to acquire the rights to a hot spring source. The property…

Yamaha Resort Tsumagoi sold to Kobe-based hotel operator

Yamaha Resort Tsumagoi sold to Kobe-based hotel operator

Hotel Management International (HMI Hotel Group) will acquire the Yamaha Resort Tsumagoi in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka, in March. The seller is Yamaha Corporation. The sale price has not been announced.

Did you know: Atami City has a special tax on holiday homes

Did you know: Atami City has a special tax on holiday homes

The popular beachside resort area of Atami in Shizuoka levies a special tax on owners of holiday homes and resort apartments within the city. Called a “besso” tax (besso = holiday house), it is very similar to a municipal tax. This tax is only charged on properties in Atami City, and is not found anywhere else…

Bankrupt Matsubishi Dept Store to be demolished

Bankrupt Matsubishi Dept Store to be demolished

Demolition preparation work has started on the Matsubishi Department Store in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The building is expected to be completely demolished by the end of July, 2012. The total cost is expected to reach 500 ~ 600 million Yen and will be shared amongst the landholders, which include Asahi Corporation. The main building…

Shizuoka Town creates 1000-yr tsunami hazard map

Shizuoka Town creates 1000-yr tsunami hazard map

Following the March 11 Tohoku disaster, a coastal town in Shizuoka Prefecture has decided to create a special tsunami hazard map based on a hypothesized once-in-a-thousand-years tsunami. Yoshida Town is in south-west Shizuoka and faces Suruga Bay. Although it is protected by a 6 meter breakwater, a tsunami of over 8 meters is now thought…

No one wants to live near the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant

No one wants to live near the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant

The coastal city of Omaezaki in Shizuoka Prefecture suffered a big fall in land prices and is seeing vacancy rates soar as property transactions and prices plummet. The tsunami in northern Japan and the Fukushima nuclear disaster have had a big effect on this coastal town which is also home to the controversial Hamaoka Nuclear…

Atami Izusan Step House

Atami Izusan Step House

*Update: SOLD In the quiet residential Izusan neighborhood, this contemporary 1-bedroom designer home is for sale. Designed by Tezuka Architects office and the house was featured in Shinchiku magazine. The house was designed to maximize the views with each space facing the ocean.

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