This year, Kamakura was set for a drama on Japan's national television station (NHK).
Yes, it's getting a lot of attention again.Kamakura can be reached in about an hour by train from the capital, Tokyo, and is located within 70km from TOKYO.Hakone, a hot spring area, and Yugawara are also within 50 km from Kamakura.
About 800 years ago from now, it is said that the first samurai government in Japan was in the Kamakura period.There are many shrines and temples in Kamakura, surrounded by the sea.
The entire coastline of Kamakura, Zushi, Chigasaki, Hiratsuka, and Odawara is called the Shonan area, and you can enjoy surfing.Every year, more than 2.5 million people visit the shrine during the New Year holidays.Kamakura is also a major tourist destination, so it is bustling with many tourists.
In 2019, the number of tourists was 19.02 million, but due to the spread of the new corona infection, the number of tourists has dropped significantly.In 2022, the number has dropped significantly to 6.56 million, but it is recovering quickly.
One of the challenges is the lack of accommodation facilities.
It is expected that the demand for accommodation facilities that meet the needs of travelers, especially from overseas, will increase in the future.
In addition, due to the nature of Kamakura as an area with a deep history, Kamakura city ordinances allow people to rebuild houses, etc.
In some cases, it takes time to submit notifications to the city and investigate historical sites, so compared to other areasThere are some circumstances that make it difficult to build a new house.
Therefore, what we should pay attention to is the renovation of an existing building as a lodging facility.
According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's "Public Notice of Land Prices", the most recent year in 2022 is about 805,593 yen/tsubo（tsubo≒3.3sqm).
After peaking at 2,470,000 yen/tsubo in 1988, the price fell sharply, but the bottom price of 690,000 yen in 2006 is expected to continue until 2022.A moderate upward trend continues.
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