This deserted two storey house stood a short distance from the Hotel Suzukigaike. You can see it in one of the photographs that I took from the bar above the lobby.
The front path was heavily overgrown, but I forced my way through and found the door wide open. It was a decent sized house by Japanese standards, and would once have been a comfortable home, but it was a sorry sight when I visited; the roof was leaking in places, and rainwater was causing extensive decay.
Most of the things that you'd expect to find in a residence were still there, although a lot of the drawers and cupboards were empty and had been left open. I can only guess at the fate of the occupants - did they die, or go somewhere else, taking only their most essential personal effects?
Someone had upended a low table in the living room, and I took the liberty of righting it.