Traditional house in Hase, Kamakura

Land with existing structure (house)
Kamakura, Kanagawa
84,700,000 Yen

This is a traditional Japanese house in Kamakura’s Hase neighbourhood. This area is famous for Hase-dera – an 8th century Buddhist temple located just 600 meters from this property. It’s also 750 meters from the Great Buddha and just 80 meters from Yuigahama Beach.

Since the opening of the Yokosuka Line and the completion of the Kamakura Imperial Villa in the late 1800s, Japan’s ultra-wealthy, including powerful politicians, financiers, industrialists and royalty built holiday villas in the Hase neighborhood. Some are still standing today, including the Kamakura Museum of Literature (former Maeda Villa) and the Kamakura Hase Children’s Hall (former Fukushima Namizo and Moroto Seiroku Villa). Nowadays the area is filled with small cafes, restaurants and shops catering to tourists coming to visit historical landmarks.

The true age of this house is unknown, although it was registered in property tax records in 1930. Non-registered extensions were made to the property in April 2007 with a new living room and study added.

The sale is for the land only with the house to be included in its current ‘as-is’ condition. The house has a living area, kitchen, tatami room, study and family bathroom on the ground floor, and three bedrooms on the second floor.

The land is a flagpole-shaped block which fronts onto a 5-meter wide public road on the west side. Although there are many narrow streets in the older parts of Kamakura, this road is reasonably wide.

Tsunami Risk:

The property falls within a tsunami hazard zone with potential inundation of up to 6 meters.

Land prices:

Standard Land Prices at a nearby survey site have remained flat for the past 3 years, ending a 5 year annual decline.

Survey site located 115 meters from this property.

About Kamakura:

Located between the mountains and sea, Kamakura is an ancient city located 50 km south of Tokyo.

The Kamakura Period (1185 – 1333) saw the rise of the samurai caste and the establishment of feudalism in Japan. The main setting of this important part of Japan’s history was centred just 500 meters away from this property, in an area where Minamoto no Yoritomo built his mansion and held his government offices.

Unlike some of the more urban cities in Japan, Kamakura has retained much of its traditional character. The city is characterised by its traditional streetscapes, numerous temples and shrines, and lush mountainside. In fact, 40% of the city is forest and greenery.

The beachside city rose to prominence as a resort area in the late 1800s. It was a popular holiday destination for foreigners living in Yokohama’s foreigner settlement. After the opening of the Yokosuka Train Line in 1889, many wealthy Japanese nobles began to build expansive and luxurious western and traditional-style holiday villas in the area. Unfortunately many of the original villas were destroyed in the 1923 Kanto earthquake, although a small number still survive today.

The resident population of Kamakura was 173,000 in 2015. In 2013, the city had 23 million visitors.

Kamakura is approximately an hour by train from Shibuya, and 26 minutes from Yokohama Station.

Address: Transport:
  Hase 2 Chome, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Hase Station – 4 min walk
    (Enoshima Electric Railway)
  • Kamakura Station – 20 min walk
    (JR Yokosuka Line)
Area Guide:
  • Hase-dera Temple: 600 meters
  • Great Buddha: 750 meters
  • Yuigahama Beach: 80 meters

Type: Land with existing structure (house)
Land size (Registered): 424.55 sqm (Freehold)
House size: 141.90 sqm (1,527 sq.ft)
Construction: 2-storey, Wood frame
Built: Approx. 1930 (actual age unknown)
Road: 5 meter wide public road on west side
Road frontage:
Zoning: Category I Residential one
Building footprint ratio:
Floor area ratio:
Transaction details:
Status: Occupied by seller
Delivery: To be negotiated
Transaction type: Brokerage
Brokerage fee: 3% + 60,000 Yen + consumption tax, charged to buyer.
*Inspection by advance appointment only.
*Unregistered building extension made in April 2007.
*Hot water system replaced in Sept. 2015.
*Kitchen replaced in April 2010.
*Bathroom replaced in November 2001.
*No warranty placed on structure.
*Law for the Protection of Buried Cultural Properties.
*Landscape District.
Last updated: March 17, 2017. Next update (scheduled): March 31, 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.