Japanese Curb Appeal

December 10th, 2017 · 3 Comments

I spent two weeks in Japan in November. Here are some ugly homes across Japan.

New roof needed in Kyoto, Japan.

Neglected entrance in Osaka, Japan.

Not much to look at near Hiroshima, Japan. But it does have stairs going up and a slide going down.

Bonus photo: a home seen in Montreal, Quebec, Canada during my visit there in October.

Tags: Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti · Other International Cities · Roof

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  • 1 Parnassus // Dec 11, 2017 at 4:02 am

    That’s the way it is in Taipei too. Many buildings are neglected and broken on the outside, but the insides are surprisingly beautiful.

    That first house, of course, it truly wrecked, but I love to explore historic buildings like that, which often still have elegant details and proportions.
    –Jim

  • 2 Jayne // Dec 11, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    I thought some of the homes in Vancouver British Columbia were so neat looking with storybook roofs. They must bend the wood shingles painstakingly to get an awesome curved effect.

  • 3 Calvin // Dec 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    The house in Kyoto looks like it’s suffered earthquake damage and they couldn’t afford to rebuild. I hope no one still lives there. If that’s in the city of Kyoto, the lot is quite valuable.

    The building with the stairs/slide combo is or was probably a pre-school. You see those slides here and there around Japan.

    The gray winter skies in those Japan photos– ugh. Chilly and humid, with no central heating when you get home. Hope you had SOME sun while you were there.

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