While cities in Japan are known for their modern styles and architecture, in more rural areas one can frequently find houses built well over a century ago, style with traditional interiors and exteriors. Some house, like this on in Hyogo Prefecture, have been converted into cafes or restaurants, allowing visitors to step into the past as they enjoy a meal.

Exterior of a traditional thatched-roof Japanese house
Interior of a traditional Japanese house with tatami floor and sliding paper doors

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