Kamakura Traditional House


House & Land  | House size: 158.45 sqm (1,705 sq.ft)
Yamanouchi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa


This is a traditional Japanese-style home and garden located a 9-minute walk from Kita Kamakura Station.

The house was built in the Sukiya-zukuri residential architectural style as the atelier and home of a well-known Japanese artist, and has three wings each connected via a hallway passage. The home sits on an elevated, hillside block of land with a registered size of 996 sqm.

Access to the home is via a staircase, with a detached outdoor car parking space (freehold land ownership) just around the corner.

The land is zoned as a Category I Exclusively Low-Rise Oriented Residential Zone. It fronts onto a 4.1-meter wide road on the south-east side.


  • This is a hillside block of land, and approximately 50% of the land is sloping.
  • Repairs and renovations to the house are required. The property is to be provided in its current ‘as-is’ condition.
  • There are two known water leaks in the house.
  • There is an unregistered extension to the house of approximately 12 sqm.
  • The land is within a Sediment Disaster Prone District, Housing Land Development Construction Regulated Area, and Buried Cultural Property Area.

About Kita Kamakura

When taking the train from Tokyo to Kamakura, Kita-Kamakura is one station before Kamakura. It’s a popular stop for its proximity to Engaku-ji Temple and a shop and cafe-lined walk that takes visitors down to Kencho-ji Temple and finally Hachiman-gu Shrine. It doesn’t draw the same insane crowds that use Kamakura Station, resulting in a much quieter and more pleasant living environment. Kita-Kamakura Station is 53 minutes direct from Tokyo Station on the Yokosuka Line, and 4 minutes to Kamakura Station. Kita-Kamakura Station has about 9,000 passengers per day, while JR Kamakura Station has around 45,000 per day. 

The Yamanouchi area (more commonly referred to as Kita Kamakura) flourished during the Kamakura period (1185-1333) with the founding of nearby Engaku-ji (1282), Kencho-ji (1253) and Meigetsu-in (1394). Many influential samurai also took up residence in this neighbourhood. Even today there has been little in the way of large-scale redevelopment, resulting in quiet, winding streets and lots of greenery and untouched mountain-side.


Yamanouchi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Kita-Kamakura Station – 9 min walk
(Yokosuka Line)

  • Engakuji Temple: 850 meters
  • Meigetsu-in: 1,400 meters
  • Kencho-ji Temple: 1,700 meters
  • Hachiman-gu Shrine: 2,400 meters
  • Lawson convenience store: 600 meters



Type:House & Land
Construction:1-story, wood frame
Land size (registered):996 sqm (10,717 sq.ft), incl. 24.85 sqm of detached car parking space, excl. a 2/3rd share of 87 sqm stairs
House size:158.45 sqm (1,705 sq.ft)
Land rights:Freehold
Road:4.1-meter wide private road on south-east side
Road frontage:TBA
Zoning:Category I Exclusively Low-Rise Residential Zone
Building footprint ratio:40%
Building floor-area ratio:80%
Delivery:To be negotiated
Transaction type:Brokerage
Brokerage fee:3% + 60,000 Yen + consumption tax, charged to buyer.
*Inspection by advance appointment only. Please understand that some viewing times may not be possible due to sellers’ schedules. Same-day appointments are not possible.*
*Registered sizes may be different from measured sizes.
*Utilities: Town water, propane gas, sewerage.
*Approx. 50% of the land is sloping.
House repairs or renovations are required. There are known water leaks in two parts of the house.
There is an unregistered extension to the house of approx. 12 sqm.
Last updated:August 14, 2019.Next update (scheduled):August 28, 2019.


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