Smart space: the finest modern Japanese houses - Kuma Lodge

Smart space: the finest modern Japanese houses

In Japan, space is at a premium. Architecture is one of the areas to see creative solutions to Japan’s crowding – making the most of small spaces.

From inventive interiors in central Tokyo to clever constructions in Kyoto, here we define the best modern Japanese houses designed by international and local architects. The Japanese house has gained a reputation for being smart with space – in the face of Japan’s tricky planning regulations – opening up possibilities for all types of lifestyle from minimalist to communal.


Kuma Lodge and Madarao Resort

Kuma is a boutique ski lodge, with ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes of Madarao, Japan. Madarao is quite possibly the best family ski resort in Japan thanks to consistent soft snow, uncrowded slopes and a wide variety of terrain (from beginner to complete powderhound)

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