Traditional Japanese house and land in Kamakura

198,000,000 YenLand with existing structure
Kamakura, Kanagawa

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 seller prepared to demolish the historic home prior to delivery to the buyer. The house was built in 1928 and is a 2-storey, wood-frame house with traditional tiled roof. It includes a coach entrance and several outdoor parking spaces. In Japan, no value is placed on old structures, so the property is being listed at land value only as it is expected that the future buyer would be interested in the land only.

This is a corner block of land fronting onto two public roads. Although there are many narrow streets in the older parts of Kamakura, the two roads are comfortably wide for access. 

The land does not fall within the city’s Tsunami hazard zone.

Land prices:

A nearby Standard Land Price survey site law land prices increase for the past four years in a row.

450 meters from this property. The Standard Land Price in 2017 increased by 1.47% in 2017  (2016 = 1.12%; 2015 = 0.75%; 2014 = 0.75%).

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.

  Nikaido, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Kamakura Station – 23 min walk
    (Yokosuka, JR Shonan-Shinjuku Lines)
  • Bus Stop – 1 min walk
    (10 mins by bus from Kamakura Sta.)
Area Guide:
  • Kamakura-gu Shrine: 60 meters
  • Kamakura Country Tennis Club: 200 meters
  • Yofuku Temple Ruins: 450 meters
  • Hachimangu Shrine: 1,000 meters
  • Kenchoji Temple: 2,200 meters
  • Great Buddha: 3,800 meters
  • Yuigahama Beach: 3,000 meters


Type:Land with existing structure (house)
Land size (Registered):643.86 sqm (Freehold)
House size:216.75 sqm (2,332 sq.ft)
Construction:2-storey, Wood frame
Road:5.7 meter wide public road on north-west side;
4.2 meter wide public road on north-east side.
Road frontage:Approx. 27.4 meters (north-west side);
Approx. 18.8 meters (north-east side).
Zoning:Category I Exclusively Low-Rise Residential Zone
Building footprint ratio:
Floor area ratio:
Transaction details:
Delivery:To be negotiated
Transaction type:Brokerage
Brokerage fee:3% + 60,000 Yen + consumption tax
*Registered land size: 543.85 sqm.
*Measured land size: 643.15 sqm.
*Inspection by advance appointment only.
*Seller to demolish house prior to delivery to buyer.
Last updated:February 14, 2018.Next update (scheduled):March 1, 2018.

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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.
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