Dark Souls of houses has an insanely dangerous layout that might kill you, Japanese realtor finds

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel


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

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