March 23, 2024
Written by: Ar. Vittoria Mawis-Aliston
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Poetic spaces, relaxing gardens, minimalist aesthetics—what do these elements remind you of?

If you answered Japanese architecture, you’re probably not alone. The Japanese have long been admired for their meaningful and expressive ways in designing built forms. Their design style is a force to be reckoned with, with no less than seven Japanese architects having won the prestigious Pritzker Prize in Architecture. Given the noble characteristic of Japanese structures, it’s no wonder many of us yearn to live in a home designed with this kind of style.

While many homes have been proclaimed to be built in the Japanese style, there’s no beating the ones that have been actually built by Japanese masters. Thankfully, you don’t have to be in Japan to experience these authentic creations. Some of them are present in our shores, and one such community is about to make its mark in the heart of Cavite.

Welcome to Yume at Riverpark, a haven of Filipino homes in a Japanese-style community.

The best of Japanese and Filipino craftsmanship

Set to occupy 18 hectares of land in General Trias, Cavite, Yume will be one of the numerous developments to rise within the 600-ha mixed-use community called Riverpark.

Yume is being developed by Federal Land NRE Global Inc. (FNG), a joint venture between the Philippines’ Federal Land Inc. and Japan’s Nomura Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. Each company has an impressive roster of completed projects under their names, but together they have built The Seasons Residences in Bonifacio Global City.

Set to be the first project of FNG in Cavite, Yume aims to bring the Japanese experience into Philippine homes. It will showcase innovative technology and enhanced natural features in one exclusive community.

Nature and technology at the forefront

Yume will bring an exciting mix of relaxing amenities for the enjoyment of future residents.

Indoor provisions include a clubhouse, lounge, function room, multipurpose hall, and wellness spa. Outdoors, the community will feature a swimming pool, children’s play area, multipurpose court, open lawn, and Japanese garden. The estate will also be filled with pocket parks, jogging paths, and fitness stations scattered in different areas. Residents can enjoy pursuing their fitness regimens and outdoor passions just a few steps away from their homes.

In terms of technology, Yume is envisioned to use cutting-edge technology to enhance security and services in the area. RFID technology, or basically wireless technology, will be used to screen visitors and ensure privacy. CCTV cameras and round-the-clock security will further keep residents’ fears at bay.

Hybrid utilities ensure the aesthetics, efficiency, and safety of electricity and water lines within the community.

The natural beauty of the landscape has been considered in the planning of Yume. Existing old and large trees have been preserved as much as possible to retain the land’s existing charms. Footpaths and open lawns provide avenues for families and individuals to enjoy the scenery and create bonding moments together.

Prime comfort and accessibility

Yume offers lots in varying sizes. Future residents can choose from properties ranging from 300 to 527 sqm in land area. In total, there will be 296 lots within the estate.

In terms of accessibility, Yume and Riverpark are less than an hour away from central business districts. The developments can easily be reached via Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex), Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX), and Daang Hari Road and several connecting roads to Cavite-Laguna Expressway (Calax). The vicinity of Riverpark features nearby hospitals, malls, and tourist spots. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing home, a retirement retreat, or a place to start a family, Yume offers the conveniences needed to fulfill your dream home living.

Overall, Yume by FNG combines the skills of Japanese and Filipino designers to create a stunning community one can call home right on the edge of Metro Manila, and offering the best of both city and country living.


Discover Japanese architecture designed with Filipinos in mind in Cavite today. For more information about Yume at River Park visit and start your journey toward a Japanese-inspired tomorrow.


Reference: Federal Land NRE Global