Land size: 302.78 sqm
Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Price per square meter: ¥925,000
This is a block of freehold land in the historic and traditional Yanaka temple district in Taito ward. The west boundary of this property borders onto Fukusoji Temple and cemetery.
The land is zoned as a Category I Residential Zone and fronts onto a 4-meter wide private road on the southern side.
There are no building plans attached to this sale and buyers are free to use their own home builder or architect.
History of the Yanaka neighborhood:
Yanaka is a temple town – it has as many as 60 ~ 70 temples and their cemeteries.
The neighborhood is rich in history and offers a glimpse into the more traditional Japanese streetscapes that are becoming more and more difficult to find in an urban center like Tokyo. Today you will find several of the old surviving shophouses and homes have been converted into cafes and galleries. Yanaka is also known for its large feline population and has earned the nickname of Cat Town. Many shops and cafes are cat-themed, while cats may often be seen roaming the streets and parks.
The area was once just forest until the Kaneji Temple was built here in 1625. In the following years, many sub-temples were built around Kaneji. As the temples increased in number, so too did worshippers. Many shophouses sprung up to cater to the growing number of visitors. The neighborhood managed to escape from serious damage in the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake and the WWII air raids, but did suffer some damage in the Battle of Ueno that took place during the Boshin War in 1868. The one-day battle took place at the Tokugawa family’s Kaneji Temple. Over 300 of the fighters died in the battle and a thousand homes were burnt.
Yanaka 5 Chome, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Sendagi Station – 4 min walk
Nippori Station – 10 min walk
(JR Yamanote Line)
- Yanaka Elementary School: 80 meters
- Maruetsu Petit Supermarket: 320 meters
- Yanaka Ginza: 400 meters
- Yanaka Cemetery: 600 meters
- 7-11: 400 meters
- Yanaka Coffee: 450 meters
- Sansakizaka Cafe: 70 meters
|Land size (registered):||302.78 sqm (approx. 91.59 Tsubo)|
|Other:||181,662 / 1,126,464 share of private road|
|Road:||4m wide private road on south side|
|Zoning:||Category I Residential Zone|
|Building footprint ratio:||60%|
|Building floor-area ratio:||160%|
|Delivery:||To be negotiated|
|Brokerage fee:||3% + 60,000 Yen + consumption tax, charged to buyer.|
|*Inspection by advance appointment only. Please understand that some viewing times may not be possible due to sellers’ schedules. Same-day appointments are not possible.|
*Category 3 Height District.
|Last updated:||June 19, 2019.||Next update (scheduled):||July 1, 2019.|
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*Japan Property Central, K.K. is a fully licensed real estate agency. We are able to assist buyers with the purchase of this property or similar ones. Our fees to buyers are 3% + 60,000 Yen + consumption tax.