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Glossary of Real Estate Terms in Japan-よ(YO)-

Real estate Terms -よ(YO)-


容積率 [YOUSEKI RITSU] (ようせきりつ)

Floor area ratio. It is the value of the total area divided by the site area.
For example, if the site area is 100 square meters and the total area of the house on the site is 90 square meters, the floor area ratio of this house is 90%.


用地補償 [YOUCHI HOSHOU] (ようちほしょう)

To compensate for the loss of land acquired and used for public works projects.


用途地域 [YOUTO CHIIKI] (ようとちいき)

An area that defines the use of a building. It is a system based on the 都市計画法 [TOSHI KEIKAKU HOU] (としけいかくほう) “City Planning Law”.

YOUTO CHIIKI areas are designated to regulate building according to the type of urban area in order to protect the residential environment or improve the convenience of business in the area.

There are 13 types of 地域 [CHIIKI] (ちいき) “district”, and each type has its own building regulations regarding the use of buildings, 容積率 [YOUSEKI RITSU] (ようせきりつ) “floor area ratio”, and 建ぺい率 [KENPEI RITSU] (けんぺいりつ) “building-to-land ratio”.

住居系用途地域 [JYUKYO KEI YOUTO CHIIKI ] (じゅうきょけいようとちいき) “Residential zone”
第一種低層住居専用地域 [DAI ISSYU TEISOU JYUKYO SENYOU CHIIKI] (だいいっしゅていそうじゅうきょせんようちいき)
第二種低層住居専用地域 [DAI NISYU TEISOU JYUKYO SENYOU CHIIKI] (だいにしゅていそうじゅうきょせんようちいき)
第一種中高層住居専用地域 [DAI ISSYU CHUKOUSOU JYUKYO SENYOU CHIIKI] (だいいっしゅちゅうこくそうじゅうきょせんようちいき)
第二種中高層住居専用地域 [DAI NISYU CHUKOUSOU JYUKYO SENYOU CHIIKI] (だいにしゅちゅうこうそうじゅうきょせんようちいき)
第一種住居地域 [DAI ISSYU JYUKYO CHIIKI] (だいいっしゅじゅうきょせんようちいき)
第二種住居地域 [DAI NISYU JYUKYO CHIIKI] (だいにしゅじゅうきょちいき)
準住居地域 [JUN JYUKYO CHIIKI] (じゅんじゅうきょちいき)
田園住居地域 [DENEN JYUKYO CHIIKI] (でんえんじゅうきょちいき)

商業系用途地域 [SHOUGYOU KEI YOUTO CHIIKI] (しょうぎょうけいようとちいき) “Commercial zones”
近隣商業地域 [KINRIN SHOUGYOU CHIIKI] (きんりんしょうぎょうちいき)
商業地域 [SHOUGYOU CHIIKI] (しょうぎょうちいき)

工業系用途地域 [KOUGYOU KEI YOUTO CHIIKI] (こうぎょうけいようとちいき) “Industrial zones”
準工業地域 [JUN KOUGYOU CHIIKI] (じゅんこうぎょうちいき)
工業地域 [KOUGYOU CHIIKI] (こうぎょうちいき)
工業専用地域 [KOUGYOU SENYOU CHIIKI] (こうぎょうせんようちいき)


擁壁 [YOUHEKI] (ようへき)

An artificial wall over the cliff


浴室乾燥機 [YOKUSHITSU KANSOUKI] (よくしつかんそうき)

Equipment for drying clothes in the bathroom. This system heats the bathroom with hot air and dries the clothes by expelling the moist air. This equipment can also be used to heat the bathroom.