This study conducted research on the Buddhist temples area in Yanaka district in Taito, the graveyard area, by using old maps and data. The temple and graveyard area of Edo, Meiji, Showa periods and the present are piled on the map, and the overlapping situations were analysed. As a result of the analysis, the following findings and consideration were obtained.
1. According to the Gofunai-Gisya-Bikou, six precincts of temples were the leasehold from Kanei-ji, nine were from Gyokurin-ji and four were from Kanou-ji.
2. Only one of the all 72 temples was abolished after the anti-Buddhist movement in the Meiji era.
3. Almost all of the temple territories that were confiscated by the Land Requisition Orders were secured for graveyard.
4. Almost all Government lands in temples in the Meiji and Taisho eras were used as graveyards after the gratuitous conveyance in the Showa era.