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“Crescent House” vacation home for sale in Hakone

July 22, 2011 1 comment

Price: 200,000,000 Yen (2.53 million USD)

This 2-bedroom architect-designed house is located in the besso (vacation home) neighborhood of Minami Hakone Dialand. The neighborhood includes a swimming pool, tennis courts, parks, a restaurant, medical clinic and a supermarket. Read more about Minami Hakone Dialand here.

The house was designed by multiple award-winning Shigeru Ban Architects. The entire living area of 183 sqm (1970 sqft) is located on the 2nd floor which maximizes the panoramic views over Suruga Bay and Mt. Fuji. The wooden sash windows open up to let in refreshing breezes and create uninterrupted views.

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Vacation homes for sale in Minami Hakone Dialand

July 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Minami Hakone Dialand is a besso (holiday home) neighborhood that was first opened in 1969. There are currently 4150 residential blocks of land, parks, tennis courts and facilities spread over 2,310,000 sqm of land.

Many of the houses and land have views of Mt. Fuji, Suruga Bay and the Hakone Mountain Range. Blocks of vacant land for sale in the newly released area called “One’s Hill” range in price from 10 ~ 23 million Yen (125~290,000 USD), while land in the older area starts from as little as 3.8 million Yen (48,000 USD) for 293 square meters. Modern and older houses range from 5 ~ 238 million Yen (63,000 ~ 3 million USD).

Water from hot springs can be supplied directly to the houses for a home onsen experience.  The hot spring water is colorless, odorless and said provide effective relief against neuralgia, rheumatism and chronic skin disease. Read more…

Designer House in Minamiaoyama 6 Chome

February 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Price: 458,000,000 JPY (5.5 million USD)

This 4,000 sqft designer home is located in fashionable Omotesando and just behind Kotto Dori Avenue – a famous antique and boutique lined street.

The house was designed by award-winning Sakakura Associates ( and has appeared in various home design magazines.

The 1st floor has a large entrance gallery and storage. The 2nd floor living area has a 6 meter high ceiling as well as a Baccarat chandelier. The 3rd floor has the master bedroom with full bathroom and walk-in closet. The basement floor has a full bathroom and home theater with 120 Inch screen.  A home elevator services all 4 floors. Read more…

130 yr old Japanese House For Sale

February 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Price: 32,000,000 JPY (390,000 USD)

Traditional Japanese home for sale in Gunma Prefecture. Built in 1877, this house is over 130 years old. The property has been well maintained over the generations.

The grounds include a Koi pond, Japanese storehouse and space for carparking.

Minakami Town has traditionally been an onsen resort town and has a population of 23,000. There are 9 ski areas in the area.

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Atami Izusan Step House 98,000,000 JPY

December 25, 2010 Leave a comment


In the quiet residential Izusan neighborhood, this modern 1-bedroom designer home is for sale for only 98,000,000 Yen, or 1.18 million USD. 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.

– Floor heating
– Large sunroom and terrace
– 2 car garage
– Garden
– Fireplace

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Modern home in Yokohama

December 11, 2010 Leave a comment

160,000,000 JPY (~USD$1.94 million)

This designer 3-bedroom home in Yokohama has a 2 car garage, garden, Panasonic Home Security, large decks for outdoor entertaining, floor heating, and 4.8m ceilings in the living room.

– Price: 160,000,000 JPY (~USD1.94 million)
– Land: 325.26 sqm
– House: 232.87 sqm
– Built: November, 2009
– Construction: 2 storey wooden frame
– Land Ownership: Freehold
– Road: West side, 4 m Public Road

62-15 Asamadai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama
- Yokohama Station – 18 min walk / 10 min drive
– Mitsuzawa Tennis Club – 11 min walk

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Tadao Ando Designed House in Aobadai

October 11, 2010 Leave a comment

This private residence designed by Tadao Ando is now on the market for sale at 298 million JPY (approximately USD$3.6 million), after being reduced from 360 million JPY.

Aobadai is a very wealthy residential neighborhood, with some very large residences being built in the past few years. The Aobadai area is situated between Meguro River and Kyu-Yamate Dori Avenue. The nearest transport is Daikanyama, Nakameguro and Shibuya Stations. Government assessed land values in this area are considerably higher than they were 5~10 years ago.

The house is a 1 minute walk to Saigoyama Park and is a 14 minute walk to the center of Shibuya’s shopping district.

Please note that this house is currently rented out to a tenant at approximately 950,000 JPY/Month. The lease is due to end in August, 2012. The house can be inspected with prior appointment. This type of sale is called an “owner-change”.

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