Off-market listing in Kamakura

Price: 330,000,000 Yen
Land: 4,178 sqm

We have been offered an unusually large land listing in Kamakura this month. It is an acre of mostly flat land in an old, wealthy neighbourhood just 1,200 meters north-east of the famous Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine grounds. Sample house plans have been drawn up, and the estimated total cost* for the land with a 400 sqm designer home amounting to around 580 ~ 630 million Yen (approx. 4.69 ~ 5.09 million USD).

This is a peaceful residential neighbourhood with lots of greenery. It would suit someone looking for a private setting that still offers convenience.

It is located 30 meters above sea level and 3km inland from Yuigahama Beach. It is well outside of the tsunami hazard zone according to the city’s 2013 hazard map (maps can be downloaded from the city government page here).

The Nishimikado address has been a historically desirable address in Kamakura. It is located just to the north-east of the Kamakura Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of National Treasures, and the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu – Kamakura’s most important Shinto Shrine. Some of the former residents in this neighbourhood have included author Ton Satomi, author Mari Mori , scholar Kenichi Yoshida, and French literature scholar Tamaki Yamada.

Sample House Design

Sample house plans have been drawn up for a 2-storey home with 3-Bedrooms, Japanese-style private guest quarters, and 4 bathrooms. The estimated construction cost of the 400 sqm (4,300 sq ft) home is around 250 ~ 300 million Yen (2 ~ 2.4 million USD). This plan was drawn up by the previous landowner and building approval was obtained. However, new owners are free to use their own home builder and architects to design their own house.

  • House size: 407.82 sqm
  • Construction: 2-Storey, wood frame
  • Estimated cost: 250 ~ 300 million Yen

About Kamakura

Kamakura has a history dating back thousands of years. 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 down the street from this block of land, in an area where Minamoto no Yoritomo built his mansion and held his government offices.

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.

Area info:

  • Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine and museum grounds: 1,200 meters
  • Family Mart convenience store: 750 meters
  • Nishimikado Tennis Courts: 850 meters
  • Kamakura-gu Country tennis Club: 850 meters
[1] Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine: 1.2km; [2] Wakamiya-oji Street: 1.2km; [3] Great Buddha: 3.8km; [4] Yuigahama Beach: 3km.


AddressNishimikado 2 Chome, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
TransportKamakura Station – 1.8km (24 min walk or 11 mins by car)

Property Details

Price330,000,000 Yen
TypeVacant land
Land size (Registered)4,178 sqm (1,263 Tsubo)
Road2.3m wide public road
Land-to-building ratio
Building volume ratio
Land zoningCategory 1 exclusively low-rise residential zone
Notes– Part Urbanisation Promotion Area and part Urbanisation Control Area
– Part of the land is designated as forest
– Category 2 Scenic District
– Historic Natural Features Conservation Zone
– Buried Cultural Assets Area
– 30 meters above sea level
– Generally flat land

*Sample costs are a general estimate only and do not include property taxes, purchase fees, and any alterations to the type of house sample provided. 

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