We have developed a selective-area-growth (SAG) method of self-assembled InAs quantum dots (QDs) using a metal-mask (MM) combined with molecular beam epitaxy for realizing photonic crystal (PC) based ultra-small and ultra-fast all-optical devices (PC-SMZ and PC-FF). Successful SAG of QDs was confirmed by atomic-force-microscopy observations and photoluminescence (PL) measurements. High density and high uniformity comparable to those of conventional QDs grown without the MM were achieved; the QD density was 4 × 1010cm-2 and a linewidth of the PL peak was around 30meV at room temperature. In addition, insertion of a strain-reducing layer on the grown QD was effective for varying the PL peak wavelength of the QD from 1240nm to 1320nm without any extra optical degradation. The MM method reported here is promising for achieving the all optical devices, PC-SMZ and PC-FF, which require SAG of QDs and a QD ensemble with a different absorption-peak wavelength in a different area.