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Why Kyoto can remain old city?



Why Kyoto remains Old Building?


Q.Why there are no tall buildings in Kyoto

A. Because the height is regulated with an emphasis on "landscape".

In fact, Kyoto City has set a height regulation of 31m at the maximum

Q.Why are buildings of Kyoto Black and white?

A. According to the Landscape Ordinance, black and white colors are mainly used for buildings because these colors are familiar to nature.

Q.Why are rooms in Kyoto vertically long?

A.There was a "frontage tax" in the Edo period. Taxes are applied every 3 frontages (about 5.4m) of the house.

It is a house built from the wisdom of the common people who try to reduce the frontage taxes.

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