The list of reasons to visit Japan is pretty much endless. But one of the best excuses to pack your bags and jump on the next plane to Tokyo is the country's incredibly diverse and innovative array of modern architecture.


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As you can see from this list compiled by Bored Panda, there seems to be no limit to the creativity and imagination that goes into designing buildings and structures in Japan, and whether you're into secluded wooden forest hideaways, totally transparent urban houses, stunning capsule towers or beautiful ribbon-shaped chapels, you're sure to find something in this list to amaze you. Don't forget to vote for your favorite!

#1 Japanese Kindergarten Built Around A Tree

Japanese Kindergarten Built Around A Tree

tezuka architects Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

Maybe this can teach the children to appreciate nature more... instead of the traditional concrete playground.

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#2 Preschool In Japan Collects Rainwater Into Puddles For Kids To Play In

Preschool In Japan Collects Rainwater Into Puddles For Kids To Play In

Youji No Shiro Report

Terrel Bush 2 months ago

These ideas are why I want to be an architect!

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#3 Japanese Architect Created An Unique Forest House For 2 Retired Ladies

Japanese Architect Created An Unique Forest House For 2 Retired Ladies

Issei Suma Report

Gabriela Fiscu 2 months ago

superb idea for the pool! i will steal it :)

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#4 Ebisu East Gallery In Shibuya, Tokyo

Ebisu East Gallery In Shibuya, Tokyo

ykanazawa1999 Report

Notchimine Mette 2 months ago

This is how to fix a building after the Avengers were in town...

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#5 Tiny House In Tokyo

Tiny House In Tokyo

Yasuhiro Yamashita Report

Emily Rose 2 months ago

If they sell it, the new owner better not have a bigger car...

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#6 Namba Parks In Osaka

Namba Parks In Osaka

osaka-info.jp Report

Cassie 2 months ago

Wow.

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#7 Sugamo Shinkin Bank In Kawaguchi

Sugamo Shinkin Bank In Kawaguchi

emmanuellemoureaux Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

I bet this place rocks with color at night!

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#8 House & Garden, Tokyo

House & Garden, Tokyo

Ryue Nishizawa Report

Wombat34 2 months ago

Building regulations must be very different in Japan.

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#9 Acros Building In Fukuoka, Japan

Acros Building In Fukuoka, Japan

kbob.org Report

Kjorn 2 months ago

this is where Jumaji 2 will be filmed

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#10 Ribbon Chapel In Hiroshima

Ribbon Chapel In Hiroshima

Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Report

Bun Bunny! 2 months ago

This is my favorite! Simply gorgeous!

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#11 Unusual Slide House In Japan

Unusual Slide House In Japan

Studio LEVEL Architects Report

Nicholas Larsen 2 months ago

I'm just gonna move to Japan after high school

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#12 Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo, Japan

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo, Japan

interiorator.com , wikipedia.org Report

Dega Aditramulyadi 2 months ago

it`s like stack washing macine...

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#13 Sugamo Shinkin Bank / Shimura Branch Azusawa, Itabashi-ku, Japan

Sugamo Shinkin Bank / Shimura Branch Azusawa, Itabashi-ku, Japan

architizer.com Report

Cassie 2 months ago

Apparently, Sugamo Shinkin Bank likes to stand out in every location.

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#14 Tokyo Apartments

Tokyo Apartments

Sou Fujimoto Architects Report

Sheryl 2 months ago

Yes really interesting idea to stack houses

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#15 Nasu Teepee House In Nasu, Japan

Nasu Teepee House In Nasu, Japan

Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Report

Caitlyn McCracken 2 months ago

Would have liked to see something like this inside the forest house!

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