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Modern homes of Japan. From the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto to the rural countryside, you'll find great examples of Japanese modernism, architecture and design. In many cities, space is limited. These Japanese homes feature innovative storage options, tiny gardens and modern design. You'll find shoji screen and Japanese soaking tubs, hot tubs here too.

The Community-Run Cedar House by Airbnb and Go Hasegawa Welcomes Guests in Rural Japan
Now available to book through Airbnb, Yoshino Cedar House serves as a shared space for the rural community of Yoshino, Japan, and...
A Surprise Hides in this Tokyo Parking Garage
An 800-car parking structure is transformed into a subterranean shopping experience in a Tokyo fashion icon's latest venture.
Follow Us to 10 Modern Homes in Tokyo
A cosmopolitan design mecca with a distinctive urban vibe—Tokyo is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world and...
10 Ultra-Modern Homes in Japan
Japanese culture is said to share a close and harmonious relationship with nature.
Take a Tour of Kengo Kuma’s Expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden
It’s not surprising that Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's first public commission in the U.S. is unmistakably Japanese.
Architect Spotlight: 12 Works by Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma
Having recently completed his first U.S. public commission in Portland—and with the stadium for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo...
SAS by TANK
SAS is a minimal concrete building located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by TANK.
Shift House by Kino Architects
Shift House is a minimal residence located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Kino Architects.
The Home That Glows in the Dark
A luminescent house brightens a block in Hiroshima, Japan.
Modern Ikebana
Jaime Hayon's new vessel for Fritz Hansen reimagines an ancient flower-arranging technique.
House in Nakamaruko by PANDA
House in Nakamaruko is a minimal residence located in Kanagawa, Japan, designed by PANDA.
A Platform for Living
Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is “an arresting concept,” photographer...
The Skyward House
Dwelling in a tiny Tokyo apartment for decades, the school teacher had dreamed of a vegetable and flower garden with a little...
Family Style
When a Japanese couple asked architects Takaharu and Yui Tezuka to design a small home that would evoke the Italian love of food,...
A Piece of Home
Made of hardy Scottish materials and holding a Japanese heart, this Edinburgh house shows that two architects from disparate...
Hide and Sleep
With the classic Murphy bed as muse, Japanese architect Toshihiko Suzuki transformed a standard Airstream into a versatile small...
Pritzker Prize-Winners SANAA Discuss Their Mind-Blowing Design for Grace Farms in Scenic New England
The award-winning Japanese architecture firm celebrates 20 years of practice with a thoughtful Stateside commission.
Residence and Playground by Sota Matsuura Architects
Residence and Playground is a minimal home located in Hyogo, Japan, designed by Sota Matsuura Architects.
Serviced Apartments in Otsuka by Takashi Nishitani Architects
Serviced Apartments in Otsuka is a minimal apartment complex located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Takashi Nishitani Architects.
Sunset House by Kentarou Tomita Architect Office
Sunset House is a minimal home located in Kanagawa, Japan, designed by Kentarou Tomita Architect Office.
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