Site Details

Nakadaki Center

From its early origins as an Outward Bound-style training site Nakadaki Center has gradually expanded to embrace five separate sites. They are:

The original Nakadaki training site - 1,800 tsubo (one tsubo equals 3.3 square meters, total area almost two acres) of south-facing hillside below Nakadaki Castle, with four rental houses and the architecturally unique 210 square meter Prow House. The original training center facilities remain – a large kitchen/dining room with barbecue and four-bed bunkhouse, a very large, all-wood conference room, Hilltop Lodge (a three bedroom facility with kitchen and bath room) and an 8-person bath tub (Nakadaki Onsen) .

Nakadaki Heights - 2,000 tsubo of terraced hillside with five tree-surrounded house sites.

Bungalow Village - 1,000 tsubo of hillside adjacent to the original training centre with bungalows set in the midst of a tall sugi (cedar) tree forest.

Nakadaki Hills - 3000 tsubo of steeply undulating hillside with five bungalow sites and an open-air bathtub (roten-buro) offering views across the Misaki plain to the Pacific.

Paradise Flats - a collection of hiking trails crisscrossing 4000 tsubo of deeply-forested hillside at the back of the main Nakadaki sites

Note: All Nakadaki rental sites have flush toilets, regular propane gas deliveries, and high speed internet connections. Water is provided free of charge from a network of 40- meter wells and tanks. Another bonus is the high ridges to the north and west which provide good protection from cold winter winds.

In addition to the Nakadaki Center sites we have:

Kuwata Riverside

Just five minutes by car from the Nakadaki Center and on the other side of the Isumi river, the Kuwata site includes three Lockwood houses looking out directly over the broad Isumi River. The site also has our canoe depot and the squash court.

Oihama Oceanfront

Recently we have begun development of some 6,000 tsubo of land close to unspoiled Oihama fishing village, about 20 minutes drive down Highway 128 from the Nakadaki Center and only seven minutes by taxi from the major rail-station at nearby Ohara town,

The main residential development at Oihama Hills has three brand-new, two-storey rental houses (including one Lockwood) spread out over the 1,200 tsubo site of a former sports-ground, together with a brand-new omni tennis court. An adjacent 1,200 tsubo of very fertile plateau soil is available for potential gardeners.

The view from the owner’s house and garden next door

Long breakwaters running along the bottom of the cliffs from both sides of the fishing port beach provide a delightful ocean walk, and a haven for fishermen. A marine processing center by the beach has under-ocean tunnels where live lobsters and abalone are stored in saltwater tanks for sale at wholesale prices.

For explorers, we have four acres of still uncharted jungle paths leading down to the ocean below and a small private beach.

From the back of Oihama Hills some 80 hectares of National Park jungle, hills and valleys extend northwards along the coast all the way to Ohara port – a major fishing center, with good sushi shops and fishing minshuku (inns) where you can stay overnight and set out very early the next morning for hours of ocean fishing on the owner’s boat, all for a few thousand yen).

Close by to the south is the exotic Shichifuku (seven blessings) temple and its large grounds overlooking the ocean. Further down the coast near Iwafune village is our recently discovered Very Secret Beach – a mile of pink sand and grottos at the base of high cliffs and accessible only through a hidden rock tunnel cut by abalone divers centuries ago.

Background History

The owner of these properties (Gregory Clark, vice-president of Akita International University) first ‘discovered’ the then relatively undeveloped Boso Peninsula back in the 1970’s.

For many years he enjoyed weekend farming, first in the Yoro Keikoku area in the center of the peninsula and then on his kiwi fruit farm developed on some abandoned hillside farmland closer to the Boso east coast near Ohara town.

In 1997 he was offered and purchased some undeveloped hillside near Nakadaki village close to good ocean beaches and transport links. He loaned it to a company specializing in outdoor training, which folded in 2005 following bubble collapse. He then set about the extensive landscaping and investment needed to expand the site into what it is today.

As a result of his long Boso Peninsula involvement, Clark is often asked to by the Chiba prefecture government to join committees on development and environment problems. The prefecture authorities say they see the Nakadaki sites, with their careful balance between nature and buildings, as a model of environment-friendly Boso development for the future.

To show her approval, Chiba governor, Akiko Domoto, has herself rented a house on the Nakadaki Heights site.

Current prefecture plans call for Boso to become a major tourist and residential destination.

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