In the Meiji era (1868-1912) housing system continued to develop. That time some houses were built in Kura-zukuri style featured Japanese looking exterior and had fire resistant materials. That style is the basis for Japanese homes today. So Japanese traditional houses are developing and still maintaining the great techniques which were learned from the history. Japanese house designs are very well known for their beautiful structure. The unique feature of traditional Japanese house is the way in which the house is open to nature. These houses are very eco friendly. The way it’s built, is so well balanced to the nature. Wood, earth and paper are used as the main material for building the house and the construction spreads out sideways rather than upwards. Japanese traditional houses have a wonderful variety of roof styles, that’s one of the main features of this type of house. The diversity of roofs depends on the locality and the occupation of the owner. These styles can be classified into about three styles called Yosemune, Kirizuma and Irimoya. Various materials are used in the construction of roofs, such as, wheat straw, bamboo, tiles, clay, stone, galvanized iron and aluminium. Now-a-days, Japanese cities have come to look like those of European because of the increase in the number of manufactured buildings. Though, Japanese style wooden houses are best suited to the Japanese climate. This type of house is suitable for the natural conditions of Japan. And certainly, it is nicer to look at. A Japanese traditional house seems very pleasing to the eye. It looks like a piece of art in the midst of natural environment. That’s why its popularity has increased and people prefer a Japanese traditional house to live in. So these kind of traditional houses are found almost in all the regions of Japan.