Facts About Life in Japan That Could Baffle Any Foreigner

Compact houses or kyosho jutaku became very popular in Japan in the 1990s when accommodation prices started growing rapidly. Unlike a housing complex, they don’t take a lot of space and fit on tiny patches of land which are useless for anything else.

Sometimes, those patches are no bigger than a parking space. Architects can even use asymmetric pieces of land because they are cheaper and therefore, in great demand.


When looking at such tiny patches of land it’s impossible to imagine that anything could possibly fit there. However, architects and designers have proven that such compact houses are much more comfortable to live in than apartments in regular complexes.

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Facts About Life in Japan That Could Baffle Any Foreigner


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