Well I hope the spring weather in Japan is nice.
Here in Melbourne we've been having typical crappy weather that we are so famous for. Of the last twenty days, 18 of them have had lower than average sunshine and it has been rainy, cloudy and cool to cold. Makes the solar hot water and solar electricity systems basically useless, but on the other hand the Pink Lady apples are still on the tree getting bigger, sweeter, and juicier!! Picked 2 1/2 kilos the other day and still have more left.
Unfortunately those pleasures are not available to you if you live in one of the many high rise condos in Japan. You'll have to settle for a nice view, sometimes a small balcony, or in a few small cases one big enough to grow a few plants on.
This property is again from Chiba Prefecture and is one of the many fronting the Bay.
In fact the name of the building is The Bay Front Tower and Residence:
https://www.athome.co.jp/mansion/103652 ... ist_simple
There are a number of condos for sale in the building so I just picked the highest floor unit I could find.
The condo is on the 20th floor and looks toward Tokyo. The price is very high at 9,680万円 so just under US$1 million or so.
For that price you'll get a 4LDK with a good size area of 114.99m² and pretty new construction from 2015. You'll also get some outstanding views. You won't get a second toilet though.
One interesting aspect of this property is that it comes with a pretty good sized 'private garden' for residents to use.
However, what you WON'T get is the land underneath the condo. You'll rent it for the next 30 years (well the remaining 25 years or so) and I'm a little uncertain what happens in Japan when the land rental contract runs out. (I'm too lazy to read the legalize in Japanese!!) The term in Japanese is 普通地上権 if you want to look it up.
But the cost of the land rent is: 13,600円 per month. The other fees are reasonable for a condo this size and price:
Parking is available for 15,000円/月 and the location isn't that great as it is between two station near the Bay.
I'd rather have the condo in Sapporo (looks like it was sold pretty quick!!) which I put up a while back or the condo in the next post. So I'd pass on this one although the views are pretty good.