Japan is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The beauty is defined by its beautiful nature and environment. Japanese architecture is a big part in addition to increase the beauty of Japan. From the ancient time, housing has been established with some exceptional design which made it very unique. Japan has both modern and traditional styles of housing. The traditional Japanese house is a beautiful sight to behold. Its main elements are wood and paper, it has a natural feel and look that cannot be found anywhere else. There are generally two types of housing in Japan: the single family detached home and the multifamily dwelling. The majority of Japanese lives in single-family detached homes. A feature common to the Japanese, but uncommon in the western world, is housing is typically torn down and rebuilt after a span of 20 to 30 years as it is thought homes are not meant to be very long term. The more traditional single family home has a very different look from the typical western home. Older homes are typically made of wood and paper. A sliding door made of wood and papers are used to partition rooms and can be removed when more space is needed. Individual houses in Japan are either single or two stories. It puts on the main difference between a Japanese style home and a Western style home. The partitioning of rooms gives the home a more spacious feel than the typical Western style home. The Multifamily Dwelling typically consists of rental apartments or owneroccupied dwellings in a large. Most come with wooden or tatami matted floors. A ‘tatami mat’ is traditionally made of rice straw, although in more recent times, it consists of compressed wood chip floors. Apartments in Japan usually include a dining room, a separate living room and a kitchen.