Yanaka Laneway House


Land with existing structure (old house)
Yanaka, Taito-ku

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This is a land sale with an existing structure included ‘as-is’. That means it is priced for the land only, under the assumption that a buyer would demolish and rebuild. A buyer might also prefer to renovate the existing structure.

The sale includes the existing house which has a registered size of 47.93 sqm and is registered as a single-story wooden home. The age is unknown.

The land has a registered size of 87.47 sqm, and this includes approximately 18 sqm of road setback which would be required upon rebuilding in order to widen the road it fronts onto.


  • The land backs onto the Yōsenji buddhist temple cemetery The Yanaka neighborhood is full of historic temples and cemeteries and is nicknamed Temple Town. Yōsenji Temple has been in this location since the 1650s after relocating from Kanda due to the Great fire of Meireki. 
  • There is no car parking.


  • Traditional neighborhood


Yanaka 5 Chome, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Sendagi Station – 8 min walk
(Chiyoda Line)

Nippori Station – 8 min walk
(JR Yamanote Line)

  • Yanaka Cemetery: 100 meters
  • Yanaka Ginza Street: 450 meters
  • Asakura Museum of Sculpture: 350 meters
  • Yanaka Beer Hall: 300 meters
  • SCAI The Bathhouse Gallery: 300 meters
  • Ueno Park: 1,000 meters
  • Maruetsu Petit Supermarket: 600 meters



Type: Land with existing structure included (old house)
Built: Unknown
Construction: 1-story, wood frame (according to property register)
Land size (registered): 87.47 sqm (approx. 26.45 tsubo) *Includes private road ownership portion and road setback portion.
House size (registered): 47.93 sqm (516 sq.ft)
Setback: Required upon rebuilding
Land rights: Freehold
Road: Approx. 2.1 ~ 2.3-meter wide private road on south-east side
Road frontage:
Zoning: Cat. 1 Residential Zone
Building footprint ratio: 60%
Building floor-area ratio: 160% (due to road width)
Status: Occupied by seller
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 actual sizes.
*Quasi-fireproof district (New fireproof regulation district requiring new construction or additions to meet rules for and exceeding semi-fireproof district regulations, and for new buildings or extensions for buildings over 500 sqm or over 4 levels to meet fireproof standards).
*Cat. 3 Height District.
*Landscape Act.
*Yanaka District Plan.
Last updated: October 1, 2022. Next update (scheduled): October 15, 2022.


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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.

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.
All prices are indicated in Japanese Yen.