Is the reward of low rent worth this high risk?
A lot of homes in Japan have sliding interior doors. Sometimes this is an extension of classical Japanese architectural aesthetics, but another reason is that it’s often a more efficient use of space. Japanese homes aren’t very big, and sliding doors that can double as interior walls don’t need a clear arc to swing out into a hallway, letting you make the room itself that much bigger.
So when Japanese real estate agent and Twitter user @S_taka_G was visiting a house in Hyogo Prefecture that the owner is