Tokiwadai Traditional House


House & Land  | House size: 112.39 sqm (1,209 sq.ft)
Tokiwadai, Itabashi-ku

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This is a traditional single-story house in the Tokiwadai address in Itabashi ward.

The home has four tatami rooms, a western style bedroom, a kitchen, bathroom, and a service room. It sits on a 469 sqm block of land, overlooking a traditional Japanese garden on the sunny southern-side.

The age of the house is unknown.

The land is zoned as a Category I Exclusively Low-Rise Residential Zone. It fronts onto an 8.2-meter wide public street on the eastern side with a street frontage of approximately 22.4 meters.

The history of the Tokiwadai Suburb:

The Tokiwadai 1 and 2 Chome district was developed by Tobu Railway in the mid-1930s and is based on an overseas suburb with a roundabout, tree-lined promenades, cul-de-sacs, and road-side greenery. The housing estate, often compared with Denenchofu, was one of Japan’s forerunners of suburban design. Initially, the suburb’s bylaws only permitted residences to be built and required house lots to be surrounded by hedges. The district was initially planned to be a switchyard for freight trains. That plan was scrapped in 1932, with the rail company changing the site to a residential neighborhood. 

In the first year of sales, half of the housing lots had sold or been leased. Tobu had fifteen architectural firms draw up sample house plans, and also provided their own in-house design team for buyers. 

Tokyo designated the Tokiwadai 1 and 2 Chome addresses as an Important Scenic Townscape District in 2004. Tokiwadai Scenic Guidelines were introduced in January 2008. These guidelines encourage tree planting and greenery.

Tokiwadai also has the most expensive residential land values in Itabashi ward, with residential land within the Tokiwadai 1 and 2 Chome district valued almost 40% higher than residential land outside of this planned neighborhood. Government assessed land values at the Tokiwadai 2-24-5 survey site have increased by 23% between 2014 and 2020, reaching the highest level since 1998. 


Tokiwadai 1 Chome, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo

Tokiwadai Station – 7 min walk
(Tobu Tojo Line)

Naka-Itabashi Station – 9 min walk
(Tobu Tojo Line)

  • Itabashi Central Library: 400 meters
  • 7-Eleven: 350 meters
  • Life Maenocho Supermarket: 650 meters



Type: House & Land
Built: Unknown
Construction: 1 story, wood frame
Land size (registered): 469.42 sqm (5,051 sq.ft) (141.99 Tsubo)
House size (registered): 112.39 sqm (1,209 sq.ft)
Land rights: Freehold
Road: 8.2-meter wide public road on east side
Road frontage: Approx. 22.4 meters
Zoning: Category I Exclusively Low-Rise Residential Zone
Building footprint ratio: 50%
Building floor-area ratio: 100%
Status: Vacant
Delivery: To be negotiated
Transaction type: Brokerage
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.
*Registered sizes may be different from measured sizes.
*Landscape Act.
*Sunlight regulations apply.
*Car parking space within property.
Last updated: November 28, 2020. Next update (scheduled): December 12, 2020.


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All information contained herein is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable. However we cannot guarantee its accuracy and interested persons should rely on their own enquiries.
All care has been taken in preparing this floor plan, however the accuracy is not guaranteed and no liability will be accepted for any reliance placed upon it. In the event of any conflict between the floor plan and actual conditions, the latter shall prevail. Dimensions are approximate.