Reconstructed Jomon Period (10,000-300 BCE) pit dwelling at Ikegami-sone-iseki
  Interior of a reconstructed Jomon pit dwelling
  Ainu house in Biratori, Hokkaido, constructed primarily of reeds
  Ogimachi Village, Honshu, with a number of gassho (hands in prayer) style houses
  A gassho style house is a multi-story structure capable of housing several generations of an extended family
  Interior roof structure of a gasho style house
  Gasho style houses have interior hearths  with an overhanging spark protector
  Owner making morning tea at a Gasho style house
  House and storehouse (jura) from Totsukawa Village, now at the Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farmhouses in Toyonaka City
  Farm house from Akiyama, now ay the Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farmouses in Toyonaka City
  Farmhouse from Settsu Nose, now ay the Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farmouses in Toyonaka City
  Interior of a farmhouse from Shiba, now ay the Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farmouses in Toyonaka City
  Former Yamashita residence from Fukui,   now ay the Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farmouses in Toyonaka City
  Yoshimura House in Habikino Cityu, built around 1615 is one of the oldest extant farmhouses in Japan. It is the first farmhouse to be designated a National Treasure.
  Interior of the Yoshimura House
 Y oshijima House, Takayama, is a good example of an merchant's house that combines domestic and business functions.
  Interior of the Yoshijima House
  Toilet at one end of the deck at the Yoshijima House
  Living area of the Yoshijima House
  Kitchen of the Yoshijima House
  Large farmhouse surrounded by rice paddies
  Natsume Soseki's house, now at Meiji Mura
  Samurai residential area in the city of Hagi
  Typical walled urban residence
  Recessed alcove (tokonoma) for displaying art objects
  Entrance (genkan) to a modern urban residence in traditional style
  Living area of the same house
  Tanabe Ryokan (traditional inn), Takayama
  Lobby of the Tanabe Ryokan, Takayama
  Typical interior of a ryokan room
Hanatsubaki Inn, Obama
Hanatsubaki Inn, Obama
Meal at a Japanese inn
Lobby of Hanatsubaki Inn, Obama
  Area where clothes are left adjacent to the hot bath of a ryokan
  Large indoor bath at a hot spring ryokan
  Outdoor hot pool at a hot spring resort
  Lobby of a large, modern hot spring resort hotel
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