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.
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…
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 (www.sakakura.co.jp) 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…
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.
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
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
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”.
*UPDATE: SOLD in October 2010*
Built in 1992, this large 4-bedroom house has a 3-car lock up garage, interior courtyard and a “irori” fireplace in the Japanese tatami room.
The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood directly across the street from Komazawa Ryokusen Park and is a 9 minute walk from Sakura-shinmachi Station. Read more…
The following is a selection of interesting properties put up for sale in the past week. Pictured above is the entrance lobby of Cloisters Hiroo – a very high grade apartment complex along Nisseki Avenue. A 2nd floor 3-bedroom apartment was just put on the market for 318,000,000 JPY. Read more…
This is your chance to purchase a very large estate in Denenchofu, Setagaya-ku. The 2-storey house dating from 1976 was constructed in a Spanishi-villa style with red tiled roof, sunroom and fireplace. The elevated position provides for nice views over the neighborhood. Some of the high profile neighbors include a famous record producer who spent 4 billion JPY building his home located just a street away. The property has been listed for the past 12 months at 390,000,000 JPY, but this week the price was cut to 298,000,000 JPY (~USD$3.5m as of Sept. 2010).
Due to the house being over 30 years old, it would be expected that a buyer would tear it down and rebuild so this property is priced at land value only. The land is priced at 466,400 JPY/sqm, or 1,541,800 JPY/Tsubo. Other large blocks of land in the Denenchofu 4 & 5 Chome area are currently priced between 600,000~640,000 JPY/sqm.
The house is a 7 minute walk to the Tamagawa River, and is a 15 min drive to St. Mary’s International School. Read more…