JR Nippō Main Line railway market report

JR Nippō Main Line Home market overview

The average price of JR Nippō Main Line (Takarabe to Kagoshima-Chuo) Home, in Jan, 2021 to Dec, 2021 was 180,572 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents a decrease of 5,311 JPY (-2.9%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a slight market. 538 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents a decrease of 3 (-0.6%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a slight market.).

The average age of the real estate was 23.7 years old (a +8.7% increase compared to the 21.8 years old of last year.). The average size of the real estate was 286.3 sq.m (a +3.1% increase compared to the 277.8 sq.m of last year.). The average total floor space of the real estate was 161.8 sq.m (a +4.7% increase compared to the 154.5 sq.m of last year.).

One distinguishing feature of recent real-estate transactions was a dramatic increase in transactions involving new buildings under 10 years old, as well as an increase in transactions involving older buildings over 40 years old.

6 stations have experienced increased prices; 6 stations have experienced decreased prices. The overall trend was the same as last year. Takarabe, Kokubu, Chousa station has seen a price increase of over 20% compared to last year. The most dramatic price increase was at Ryugamizu station, where prices have increased +149.6% compared to last year; a sq.m unit now costs 104,000 JPY/sq.m.

The top 2 stations has seen prices increase +105.3% (+42,497 JPY/sq.m). On the other hand, The bottom 2 stations has seen prices decrease -59.0% (-159,401 JPY/sq.m).

Cause of price increases

  • An decrease in transactions involving relatively old buildings under 40 years old (representing 32.1% of total transactions in 2020 and 28.9% of total transactions in 2021)
  • A slight increase in transactions involving nearly new buildings under 3 years old (representing 30.5% of total transactions in 2020 and 30.7% of total transactions in 2021)

Causes of price decreases

  • An increase in transactions involving older buildings over 40 years old (representing 22.2% of total transactions in 2020 and 26.5% of total transactions in 2021)
  • A dramatic decrease in transactions involving locations relatively near to the station less than six minutes by foot from the station (representing 3.1% of total transactions in 2020 and 1.7% of total transactions in 2021)

Home stations market overview

The average price of Kagoshima-Chuo Home, the highest market value along this railway was 231,322 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents a decrease of 2,283 JPY (-1.0%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a slight market. 166 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents a decrease of 5 (-2.9%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a slight market.).

The average price of Kirishimajinnguu Home, the lowest market value along this railway was 58,305 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents a decrease of 255,837 JPY (-81.4%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market. 29 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents an increase of 6 (+26.1%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market.).

JR Nippō Main Line (Stations Home market overview)
JR Nippō Main LineThis year(2021)
(Avg.Age,Dim.)
1 year ago
(Avg.Age,Dim.)
2 years ago
(Avg.Age,Dim.)
Takarabe59,803 JPYsq.m
(46.7219178082191751,075sq.m)
37,143 JPYsq.m
(33.99847792998478775sq.m)
74,768 JPYsq.m
(31.481506849315068678sq.m)
Kitamata---
Oosumiookawara---
Kitanaganoda---
Kirishimajinnguu58,305 JPYsq.m
(28.915166340508804441sq.m)
314,142 JPYsq.m
(29.539383561643834358sq.m)
48,739 JPYsq.m
(33.92365296803653406sq.m)
Kokubu172,424 JPYsq.m
(16.660639269406392325sq.m)
131,599 JPYsq.m
(21.090013256738843353sq.m)
153,435 JPYsq.m
(20.2010831474992355sq.m)
Hayato122,448 JPYsq.m
(28.021629416005766428sq.m)
162,566 JPYsq.m
(20.795890410958904328sq.m)
163,616 JPYsq.m
(23.72876712328767365sq.m)
Kajiki109,664 JPYsq.m
(34.79287671232876352sq.m)
172,629 JPYsq.m
(21.863645943098234sq.m)
140,993 JPYsq.m
(36.117061021170606345sq.m)
Kinnkou146,105 JPYsq.m
(31.522983257229832499sq.m)
222,273 JPYsq.m
(21.236472602739727392sq.m)
182,742 JPYsq.m
(23.843561643835617350sq.m)
Chousa179,753 JPYsq.m
(14.543689886330515286sq.m)
140,773 JPYsq.m
(21.871993911719937388sq.m)
172,734 JPYsq.m
(15.936540299458425282sq.m)
Aira133,846 JPYsq.m
(24.44464738711314276sq.m)
139,639 JPYsq.m
(19.701723376049493249sq.m)
123,940 JPYsq.m
(25.208871493803002276sq.m)
Shigetomi176,653 JPYsq.m
(21.374559686888453320sq.m)
148,196 JPYsq.m
(18.160057678442683270sq.m)
119,958 JPYsq.m
(26.159931506849315379sq.m)
Ryugamizu104,000 JPYsq.m
(39.02739726027397350sq.m)
41,667 JPYsq.m
(47.78630136986301360sq.m)
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Kagoshima184,116 JPYsq.m
(26.490575342465753193sq.m)
179,897 JPYsq.m
(21.025482397996758215sq.m)
204,637 JPYsq.m
(20.134148727984343216sq.m)
Kagoshima-Chuo231,322 JPYsq.m
(24.309537671232878244sq.m)
233,604 JPYsq.m
(21.90392694063927200sq.m)
220,841 JPYsq.m
(24.30683409436834227sq.m)

*Average unit prices per sq.m of Home at each train station were calculated using the Utinokati database of actual market sales prices (based on surveys conducted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism of Japan). Units: JPY (Japanese Yen); parenthesis contain average age in years of building / equivalent measurement of area of real estate.

Noteworthy stations

Ryugamizu104,000 JPY/sq.m (+150% compared with the previous year)

The average price of Ryugamizu Home was 104,000 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents an increase of 62,333 JPY (+149.6%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market. 1 properties exchanged hands (It was the same as last year.).

The average age of the real estate was 39.0 years old (a -18.3% decrease compared to the 47.8 years old of last year.). The average size of the real estate was 350.0 sq.m (a -2.8% decrease compared to the 360.0 sq.m of last year.). The average total floor space of the real estate was 125.0 sq.m (a +4.2% increase compared to the 120.0 sq.m of last year.).

Cause of price increases

  • An decrease in average age of the building (representing 47.8 years old in 2020 and 39.0 years old in 2021; -18.3%)

Causes of price decreases

  • A dramatic increase in average distance from the station (representing 8.0 min in 2020 and 60.0 min in 2021; +650.0%)

Takarabe59,803 JPY/sq.m (+61% compared with the previous year)

The average price of Takarabe Home was 59,803 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents an increase of 22,661 JPY (+61.0%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market. 5 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents a decrease of 8 (-61.5%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market.).

The average age of the real estate was 46.7 years old (a +37.4% increase compared to the 34.0 years old of last year.). The average size of the real estate was 1075.0 sq.m (a +38.7% increase compared to the 775.0 sq.m of last year.). The average total floor space of the real estate was 118.3 sq.m (a +12.7% increase compared to the 105.0 sq.m of last year.).

Cause of price increases

  • A dramatic decrease in average distance from the station (representing 95.4 min in 2020 and 67.6 min in 2021; -29.1%)

Causes of price decreases

  • A dramatic increase in average age of the building (representing 34.0 years old in 2020 and 46.7 years old in 2021; +37.4%)
  • A dramatic increase in transactions involving older buildings over 40 years old (representing 33.3% of total transactions in 2020 and 100.0% of total transactions in 2021)

Kirishimajinnguu58,305 JPY/sq.m (-81% compared with the previous year)

The average price of Kirishimajinnguu Home was 58,305 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents a decrease of 255,837 JPY (-81.4%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market. 29 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents an increase of 6 (+26.1%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market.).

The average age of the real estate was 28.9 years old (a -2.1% decrease compared to the 29.5 years old of last year.). The average size of the real estate was 441.0 sq.m (a +23.2% increase compared to the 357.9 sq.m of last year.). The average total floor space of the real estate was 118.9 sq.m (a +47.5% increase compared to the 80.6 sq.m of last year.).

Cause of price increases

  • A dramatic decrease in transactions involving relatively old buildings under 40 years old (representing 81.2% of total transactions in 2020 and 57.1% of total transactions in 2021)

Causes of price decreases

  • A dramatic increase in average distance from the station (representing 56.6 min in 2020 and 71.4 min in 2021; +26.2%)
  • A dramatic increase in transactions involving older buildings over 40 years old (representing 6.2% of total transactions in 2020 and 14.3% of total transactions in 2021)

Kajiki109,664 JPY/sq.m (-36% compared with the previous year)

The average price of Kajiki Home was 109,664 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents a decrease of 62,965 JPY (-36.5%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market. 18 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents an increase of 4 (+28.6%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market.).

The average age of the real estate was 34.8 years old (a +59.1% increase compared to the 21.9 years old of last year.). The average size of the real estate was 352.2 sq.m (a +50.6% increase compared to the 233.9 sq.m of last year.). The average total floor space of the real estate was 137.9 sq.m (a +40.1% increase compared to the 98.5 sq.m of last year.).

Causes of price decreases

  • A dramatic increase in average age of the building (representing 21.9 years old in 2020 and 34.8 years old in 2021; +59.1%)
  • An increase in average distance from the station (representing 11.6 min in 2020 and 13.6 min in 2021; +16.4%)
  • A dramatic increase in transactions involving relatively old buildings under 40 years old (representing 15.4% of total transactions in 2020 and 40.0% of total transactions in 2021)
  • A dramatic increase in transactions involving older buildings over 40 years old (representing 38.5% of total transactions in 2020 and 46.7% of total transactions in 2021)

Breakdown of each segment

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