A House on Sale in Hokkaido, JAPAN

Hello,

This is a page of A House on Sale in Hokkaido, JAPAN. I am a missionary in Hokkaido, JAPAN from Dec. 1997. My family of 3 has lived in Tokachi sub-prefecture of Hokkaido over 25 years now. My son got married with his wife and continue to live in Tokachi area. Our focus is on unreached area of Hokkaido and one of the town called Urahoro was our first place to live in as we start to own a ministry house (A house where you can live in and also has enough space to host people for worship and fellowship.) This house in Urahoro town was a perfect one God has given us in the past 16 years.

Because of God’s leading to start to pioneer another place in Hokkaido, we needed to let this house to be on sale or rent. This caused me to create this website to give you detailed information about our ministry, the house, and the town of Urahoro.

Google Map for this house:

https://www.google.co.jp/maps/@42.8163411,143.6572457,90m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=ja&authuser=0

Now let me go through the house first.

A house on sale in Hokkaido, JAPAN
Asking price is $98,000.

A quick fact sheet:

Address: 53-41 Takara Machi, Urahoro-Cho, Hokkaido, JAPAN 089-5601

Contact: asiams2000@gmail.com Ask Abraham about Urahoro House

It was built in November of 1996. 25 years old house.

6 Bedrooms, 2 Restroom, 1 Bath, 2 Kitchens/Dining/Living:

1F: 2 Japanese Rooms, Restroom, Bath, Kitchen, Dining, Living

2F: 3 Western Rooms, a restroom, Kitchen, Dining, Living

Land: 7885.6408 square feet

House: 1F 88.83 square meters (956 square feet)  2F: 71.28 square meters (767 square feet)

This house can host two families. 1st floor has full kitchen, bath, living, dining, restroom and two Japanese style rooms. 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms and a restroom. It has a separate entrance from outside, so if you want to have a separate use of the house, it can be done. So the whole house has 6 bedrooms and 1 bath, and 2 restrooms for each floor.

Asking price for this house is $98,000. The payment can be made in USD to US bank.

1st Floor
2nd Floor
Floor Plan for the house
Floor Plan

The land has 444 Tatami size. (7885.6408 square feet) The house uses 88.83 square meters (956 square feet) for 1st floor. 2nd floor has 71.28 square meters (767 square feet). 

Tokachi area is very cold in the winter, but less snow during winter. Usually there will be 4 or 5 times to shovel the snow in one season. Tokachi is known for its sunny days not like Sapporo. Therefore, the insulation is very important. This house meets the Tokachi standard insulation. Main energy source is Kerosene. 

490 liter Kerosene Tank outside.

Here you can see a big kerosene tank next to the small shed at the beginning of garden. We have vegetable garden with some fruit trees like prune and pear.  What you see here is pine trees and flower garden.

The flower garden extends toward the end of the narrow stretch. Then the vegetable garden starts there.

Here you can see the vegetable garden. This picture was taken in July and lots of vegetable were planted here. On the right side, you can see a tip of the garage. Shutter is set at the entrance of garage.

Garage

This garage was an old house and it was transformed into a garage. It used to be located near the entrance of the property. But we moved it to the current place to have an open environment. You can still see the concrete base for the old place for garage where the current kerosene tank and a small shed are on.

As you can see, the parking space is gravel laid. To be exact, its recycled asphalt material.

Street Side

Here is a street side of the house. 

Entrance

OK. Let’s come into the house. This is the main entrance from inside. The door is insulated-air-tight standard specification. The outside has a glassed room to keep the entrance warmer in winter.

Living room 1F from Kitchen

Here is a living room 1F. A big kerosene heater that can also warm the floor under carpet. This creates warm air circulation in the room during winter. The whole room will be warmed as the floor heating system warms up the floor. This room was used to have fellowship and worship. Piano was placed in this room with big dining table where people will sit around the table. Everything in the living room has been removed and completely empty except the main Kerosene heater with floor heating system.

Living Room 1F
Living Room 1F
The Main Heater
The Main Heater

This heater can warm up the under-floor heating system also. It was replaced in 2021. Almost brand new!

Kitchen 1F
Kitchen 1F

Here is a quick view of the Kitchen from the dressing room/bathroom side. It is a system kitchen. The brand is Standard, one of the main system kitchen in Japan. The stove uses LPG as a fuel. It has spacious storage both top cabinet and under the sink area. 

1F Kitchen
1F Kitchen

Here you will find the built in cabinet made by the relative carpenter in Urahoro town. This cabinet is very well built with smooth sliding doors. At the corner, you will see the boiler with accordion curtain. This boiler supplies hot water to the whole house. 

Let’s come to the bathroom/laundry area.

Laundry Room
Laundry Room

It used to be like this.

Laundry Area
Laundry Area

It has hot/cold connector with drainage on the floor.

Bathroom
Bathroom

There is remote control on the wall that can turn on/off and keep the hot bath warm with this controller. Shower is also attached. Every part is in a mint condition. I have left the bath/shower filter since this makes the water very soft touch.

bathroom sink
Bathroom Sink

Ok. Let’s go to the Japanese rooms.

8 Tatami Room:

8 Tatami Room
8 Tatami Room

This room is a Japanese style room with 8 tatamis with a big Oshiire(Futon Storage). A window side, A storage side, and utility side with a door, and divider side to 6 tatami room. 

Window Side
Window Side
Oshiire (Futon Storage) Side
Oshiire (Futon Storage) Side
Utility side with a door
Utility side with a door
Divider Side
Divider Side

Tatami has been kept clean by using carpet over them. All sizes have matching original drawings.

6 Tatami Room:

Here is a smaller Japanese room. 

Storage Side
Storage Side
Alcove
Alcove
Divider Side
Divider Side

This divider divides both of Japanese style rooms.  

Window Side
Window Side

As you can see, each room has Kerosene heater for winter season.

Stairs to upstairs

Here is the stairs leading to upstairs. To the right, you can barely see the restroom. Very easy wooden stairs. Each step is about 18 centimeter (about 7 inches high). I have paraplegic disability, but still manage to go up and down with the handle. 

Restroom 1F

This is the restroom downstairs near the stairs. It is located between the stairs and the full bath with shower. Laundry room and dressing area is also located next to the full bath.

Remote Control for Washlet.
Remote Control for Washlet.

One of Japanese’s great invention is Washlet that can cleanse after you finish at the toilet with warm water shooting with massaging effect along with warm air drying.

2nd Floor:

Let’s go to the 2nd floor. 

2nd Floor
2nd Floor

Here is the entrance of 2nd floor. The stairways have handle to grab for your safety.

2nd Floor Hall Way
2nd Floor Hall Way

1st door on your right is Toilet (Restroom), 2nd door on your right/left is a room. 1st door on your left is a kitchen/dining room. Behind this picture is the master bed.

Let’s see the toilet 1st.

2nd Floor Toilet
2nd Floor Toilet

It automatically opens/closes the lid when it senses a person. Both toilets on each floor uses the same washlet system.

Next, the north room:

2nd Floor North Room
2nd Floor North Room
2nd Floor North Room: Closet
2nd Floor North Room: Closet
2nd Fl. North Room: Door
2nd Fl. North Room: Door

South Room:

2nd Fl. South Room
2nd Fl. South Room

1st left is closet. 2nd left door is the entrance from the hall way. Right sliding doors to the dinging/kitchen room.

2nd Fl. South Room: Window Side
2nd Fl. South Room: Window Side

This window receives the most of sunshine from the South.

2nd Fl. South Room
2nd Fl. South Room

2nd Fl. Kitchen/Dining Room:

2nd Fl. Kitchen Dining Room
2nd Fl. Kitchen Dining Room

Left is the door to the south room, straight is a door from the hall way. The system kitchen is also “Standard” brand just like 1st Fl. kitchen.  It has electric coil heating system for stove.

On the right side is a door to the master bed.

Behind is the window side.

Door to the master bed
Door to the master bed
2nd Fl. Kitchen/Dining Window side
2nd Fl. Kitchen/Dining Window side

Here is the master bedroom:

2nd Fl. Hall Way to Master Bedroom
2nd Fl. Hall Way to Master Bedroom
2nd Fl. Master Bedroom
2nd Fl. Master Bedroom
2nd Fl. Master Bedroom
2nd Fl. Master Bedroom

Through this window, there is a balcony where you can hang your laundry or dry futons. A cozy space where you can also have a BBQ. 

To your right is a door to the kitchen/dining room. 

On your left is a walk in closet in the following picture:

2nd Fl. Master Bedroom: Walk in Closet
2nd Fl. Master Bedroom: Walk in Closet

Left side is more like storage with hangers for shorter clothes. The right side is a full walk in closet to hang longer clothes.

Let’s take a look at the cozy laundry hanging area/BBQ area:

2nd Fl. next to Master Bedroom: Laundry Hanging/ BBQ space
2nd Fl. next to Master Bedroom: Laundry Hanging/ BBQ space

OK. That is all of the rooms.

Now, let’s go out to see the garage:

Garage with two car ports
Garage with two car ports
Garage with two car ports
Garage with two car ports

This garage used to be a small house. Now it became a garage. It has loft area also and it can be used as storage.

There is another shed:

A steel shed with shelves
A steel shed with shelves

It is seated on the concrete slab about a foot thick. On this concrete base, the garage was located before. 

Next to it is the kerosene container (490 liter):

Kerosene Container
Kerosene Container

This container supplies kerosene for all of the heaters in each room both 1st and 2nd floors.

Finally, I will show you the under the floor around the foundation:

Inspection Door
Inspection Door

The inspection door is located at the laundry room. Once you open this door, you can actually go under the floor and get access all of the concrete foundation.

Foundation
Foundation

From the top, you find the insulation under the floor.

Then, the water inlet, and the grey water line. A thin beige line is kerosene line. 

The whole of foundation is concrete base. The special kind of sand at the bottom absolves the moisture to keep the foundation area dry. 

As you can see the foundation area is very healthy and the lumbers are still in a good condition to support the house.

This concludes the tour around the house.

Here is a picture from the hill looking over the town:

Looking over the town
Looking over the town

Can you find the house? If you can, you must be a genius.

Thank you for visiting.

If you have any further question, please email me at asiams2000@gmail.com 

Thank you,

Abraham Lee
Gospel House, Hokkaido, JAPAN

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