|Land with existing structure (house)
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.
The property falls within a tsunami hazard zone with potential inundation of up to 6 meters.
Standard Land Prices at a nearby survey site have remained flat for the past 3 years, ending a 5 year annual decline.
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.
|Hase 2 Chome, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture||
|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|
|Zoning:||Category I Residential one|
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|Status:||Occupied by seller|
|Delivery:||To be negotiated|
|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.
|Last updated:||March 17, 2017.||Next update (scheduled):||March 31, 2017.|
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Transaction type: Brokerage.