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Explore the charming houses by the lovable ocean and beach
New listings in Boso peninsula, Chiba prefecture!
If you live in Tokyo and want to buy a second house near the ocean and beach, I always recommend Boso peninsula (Kamogawa city, Katsuura city, Minamiboso city, Tateyama city etc). The location is excellent and it takes only 1.5 hours from central Tokyo by car.
You can drive on a highway all through to Kamogawa city from Tokyo and there is no traffic. If you don’t want to drive and rather want to indulge in drinking a beer on the way, there is very comfortable express bus service from Tokyo station. The seafoods and vegetables are nice and fresh (In fact, Chiba prefecture is a major supplier of seafood and vegetables to Tokyo Metropolitan kitchens so nice foods you are eating in Tokyo are often produce of Chiba). Izu peninsula area in Shizuoka prefecture is also very famous for nice beaches and onsen (hot springs) but Izu’s location is not perfect. It takes about 3.5 hours by car to Izu Shirahama beach from Tokyo. In the modern busy life, proximity matters.
In Boso peninsula, they have great surf in the pacific ocean and the quality of sea water is superb. (Believe me you can’t imagine how good the quality of water is in Kamogawa city which is merely 1.5 hours away from Tokyo). In 2020, Tokyo Olympics surfing competition will be held in Katsuura city. According to one of my surfer friends, Boso peninsula is the best surfing spot in Japan.
Today I picked up two interesting properties in Boso Peninsula, Chiba prefecture.
1. Beautiful wood log house in Tateyama city in Chiba prefecture.
This incredibly rare Craftsman log house in Tateyama city may take your breath away.
The magnificent living room boasts a fireplace.The property is located about 100km away from Tokyo station and it is about 1 hour and 40 mins drive from there. The nearest station is Tateyama station on JR Uchibo line (8km so you can’t walk)
Land : 1114m2
House : 193m2
2-storey log house
Built : 2000
4LDK (4 bed rooms, very large living room and kitchen) Living room has 100 m2
All logs used to build the house were originally imported from Finland. The land is large so you can enjoy your gardening and or vegetable gardening.
Price : 25.5 mil yen (U$255,000)
Map from Tokyo
2. Wooden Japanese style house Kamogawa city in Chiba prefecture.
The property is located about 100km away from Tokyo station and it is about 1 hour and 40 mins drive from there. The nearest station is Futomi station on JR Uchibo line (2.2km) .This extraordinary Japanese home was built in 1979 and preserves good gorgeous Japanese Kominka period details not found many in Tokyo. Good for minimalists who enjoy surfing and the sea breeze.
Land : 352m2
House : 71m2
1-storey log house
Built : 1979
2SDK (2 bed rooms and dining kitchen)
The size of house is moderate but it is built on the large land (352m2). It is on the hill but close to the beach. All tatami straw mat rooms. You can enjoy the view of pacific ocean from the house,
Price : 8.8 mil yen (U$88,000)
Map from Tokyo
There are many more attractive properties in the area. Price range is very reasonable and they are perfect for your second house or Airbnb investment, The area attracts more and more foreign tourist recently due to proximity from central Tokyo. If you want to see more listings, please contact us.
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Real estate investing consultant and author.
Founder of Yamamoto Property Advisory in Tokyo.
International property Investment consultant and licensed
real estate broker (Japan).
He serves the foreign companies and individuals to buy and sell
the real estates in Japan as well as own homes.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from
Osaka Prefecture University in Japan
and an MBA from Bond University in Australia
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