architecture

Save the Nakagin Capsule Tower Project is now aiming to preserve as many capsules as possible

And they need your help!

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Japanese restaurant in former yukaku red light district struggles to preserve its history

Historic building used to be a brothel, now its ornate interiors are in danger of fading away.

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Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo is scheduled to be demolished, needs your help

Architectural landmark will soon be gone forever, but there’s still a chance of preserving its history for the future.

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The pros and cons of living in Nakagin Capsule Tower, an architectural marvel in Tokyo

We move into a capsule apartment in the iconic landmark, and find out it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

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Winner of NASA’s Mars residence design contest releases Japan’s first 3D-printed house prototypes

The announcement suggests you can print your own futuristic home sphere for the price of a car!

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Tour a stylish, minimalistic Muji House in new downtown Tokyo showroom

There’s no stopping the Muji hype train at this point.

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Another Tokyo urban landmark closing down, this time the home of Shinjuku’s giant Yunika Vision

Labi location says goodbye to the neighborhood it’s been a symbol of.

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Old teahouse home in the heart of Tokyo goes to auction

A hidden treasure opposite the Imperial Palace looks set to go under the hammer for a high price.

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Japanese convenience store overtaken by nature and vending machines, looks like a Ghibli movie

Street-corner shambles holds a magical allure

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Why do Japanese stairs have red-and-yellow marks on them?

Even people in Japan are surprised to learn what they’re for.

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Depopulation in Japan leads company to renovate two apartments into one huge living space

Innovative new renovation style creates the most spacious apartments Japan has ever seen. 

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Buying property in Japan? This mini tower house can be yours for less than $12,000

The pillar home comes with two levels and an indoor hot spring onsen.

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Turtle-shaped train station in Japan features gigantic tortoise head sticking out of its roof

Recent snappy makeover may be just the thing it needs to attract more visitors.

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Now that is an erection of a building.

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Nintendo’s Kyoto headquarters is back to normal after replacing N that blew away in typhoon

Nintendo just isn’t the Big N without its actual big N.

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We visit Tokyo Station…outside of Tokyo

Travel off the beaten track to the capital’s little-known lookalike station.

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Okinawa’s captivating city halls will make you wonder what floor the final boss is lurking at

This Twitter thread makes a great showcase of government halls you could grind EXP inside, instead of just grinding your teeth.

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Travel back in time to this timeless Japanese hot spring inn from the Taisho period【Photos】

You can practically taste the nostalgia permeating this Taisho-era ryokan in Kagoshima Prefecture.

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Japanese architecture firm unveils plans for world’s tallest wooden skyscraper in Japan

The new building is a feat of environmentally conscious engineering that will stand taller than Tokyo Tower.

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129-year-old photo of Nintendo headquarters shows company hasn’t always been run from a gray box

The oldest known photograph of the video game company’s offices is pure Kyoto.

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