Retro Kominka (Japanese old folk house、古民家) for sale near Mt. Fuji : You can run a hotel with view of Mt.Fuji and the lake

(Lake Saiko)

Glamorous and chic.

One of my friends is now listing the great KOMINKA (古民家) in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Yamanashi prefecture (by Lake Saiko)

The house is less than two hours drive from Shinjuku station and its takes about 2 hours and 15 mins by express bus/train from Shinjuku.

The access is excellent from central Tokyo.

Where is Yamanashi and what is its feature ?

Located within two hours of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, Yamanashi boasts fresh air, crystal clean water, and a multitude of attractions

which people come to see all year round. Starting with the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Yamanashi is surrounded by four national and quasi-national parks

– but the region’s natural charms do not end there. You can stroll along the shores of the Fuji Five Lakes, hiking along the Southern Alps,

and feasting your eyes upon Yamanashi’s plateaus, valleys, and lush fields of flowers.

Travelers can enjoy the locally grown grapes, regional wines, and relaxing hot springs.

Discover history as you learn about Takeda Shingen, one of Japan’s most famous feudal lords, and visit the landmarks which surround his life and legend.

The lake (water sports included), mountains and hot springs are the 

(map from Shinjuku to Fujikawaguchiko-machi)

The Kominka house
He and his team renovated a traditional house into the very pristine condition.

The house originally built in 1865 has been restored and is sitting on a quiet road nestled above Lake Saiko(西湖)

in the Mt Fuji National Park region.

Property includes a two-story main house and a large detached studio and warehouse with covered parking. 

Ideal for investment for weekend retreats or artist workshop. 

It is less than 2hrs drive to central Tokyo.  

With a little extra work, you can turn this beautiful kominka house into the hotel accommodation.

We can support the application of the hotel license with the local government.

Having the hotel license will enable a new way to run the facility as a hotel and/or an airbnb and you can

establish the sustainable business targeting both booming foreign tourists as well as the average Japanese.

Here is the specification of the magnificent house.

The main house has a newly designed modern kitchen, unit bath, all new windows, lighting and sliding glass doors

Beautiful hand-craftsmanship

The beauty, serenity and strength of traditional Japanese homes and the unrivaled skill of the carpenters are world renowned.

Lovingly restored home offers modern updates, winterized interiors and custom features. 

Thatched roof ceiling (See pictures)

Expansive interiors

Modern and open kitchen

Entrance deck

Cedar washroom and unit bath.

Wide-plank wooden floors

Location : Fujikawaguchi-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi prefecture

6 LDK (6 bedrooms)

Main House         165sqm / 1280 sqft 

Studio     ​               60 sqm / 1280 sqft 

Land                       588 sqm / 6300 sqft 

Asking price  is  ¥34,500,000  (JPY)

Freehold ownership (Land and residence)

Fully renovated to modern standards.

The stunning views and clear fresh lakes of the Mt Fuji Five Lakes region cleans the body and inspire the spirit. 


(Layout and floor plan)

(Inside the house)

(View from the house)

Tourists attractions nearby:

FUJI-Q ISLAND (Amusement park)
Amusement park filled with world-class entertainments that both young people and family can enjoy.

In 1996, “FUJIYAMA”, which was certified a Guinness World Record for the height, the difference in elevation and the speed, opened, and started “Dodonpa”,

which was the fastest at 172km/h at that time in 2001 and “Super Scary Labyrinth of Fear”, which was the longest-running haunted house in the world. In 2006,

It started a roller coaster “Eejanaika”, which has the highest number of spins in the world, and in 2008 started “Nagashimasuka”, whose signature is the world’s largest

lucky cat pair covered with gold leaves, which is certified as the biggest lucky cat in the world. In 2011, the Guinness-certified roller coaster “Takabisha”,

which had the steepest drop in the world at 121°, was opened, and in 2017, roller coaster “Dodonpa” was renewed to “Do・dodonpa”, which has the world’s fastest acceleration.​ ​

Fuji Five Lakes

The Fuji Five Lakes (富士五湖, Fujigoko) are made up of Lake Kawaguchiko, Lake Yamanakako, Lake Saiko, Lake Shojiko and 

Lake Motosuko at the northern base of Mount Fuji.

Lake Saiko (西湖) is smaller and much less developed than neighboring Lake Kawaguchiko.
Most visited in Fuji Five Lakes is Kawaguchiko.
Lake Kawaguchiko (河口湖) is the most easily accessible of the Fuji Five Lakes with train and direct bus connections to Tokyo.

A hot spring resort town with various tourist attractions

and views of Mount Fujiis located around the lake’s eastern end, while the northern and western shores are mostly undeveloped.

The best views of Mount Fuji can be enjoyed from the lake’s northern shores and are particularly breathtaking during the cherry

blossom season around mid April and the autumn colors

 around the first half of November. 

Local restaurants and local cuisines


(Yamanashi ‘Hoto noodle’)

(Tourism promotion video by Kawaguchi-town where the property is located)

Japan rolls out limited express railway services, tourists can visit Mount Fuji in under 2 hours

Quote from  the article in The Straight Times on March 18, 2019.

“According to the Yamanashi prefectural government, the area received about 32.16 million tourists, including domestic tourists, in 2017,

thanks to an increase in the number of foreign visitors to Mount Fuji, a Unesco World Heritage site, and to Lake Kawaguchi.”

Strong Selling points

  • Proximity from Tokyo, less than two hours
  • Beautifully renovated Kominka (You can’t find fully renovated Kominka in the market as sellers hesitate to invest in advance)
  • Quiet country life
  • Mt. Fuji view (big bonus)
  • Fuji Five Lakes
  • Mountains
  • You can get the hotel license with little extra work

If you are interested, please let us know via contact us.



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