This $150,000 Miniature Japanese Palace May Be the World’s Most Exclusive Dog House

The “Inuden” (Dog Den), a $150,000 architectural wonder built exclusively by hand by a Japanese palace carpenter, is probably the ultimate dog house money can buy.

Cultural Property Structural Plan Co., Ltd. is an Osaka-based company that specializes in the preservation and repair of cultural property buildings and seismic reinforcement design. It employs experts in traditional architecture who use centuries-old shrine and temple-building techniques. Recently, the Japanese company announced a new project, codename ‘Inuden’, which involves building an exclusive dog house out of high-quality natural materials, using the same traditional techniques used on Japanese shrines, temples and castles.

The Inuden Project aims to create and sell the ultimate dog house using the beauty and technology of Japanese shrines and temples by experts in traditional architecture,” the company writes in a press release. “The Inuden is made using genuine techniques by carpenters and sheet metal craftsmen involved in the construction of shrines and temples.”

Based on the Zenshu-sama style, one of the several styles used in Japanese shrine and temple architecture, the Inuden is made of hand-carved Japanese cypress, has a beautiful curved roof covered with stretched copper plates and features a granite base.

In terms of amenities, well, there really aren’t any that blow you away. It’s just the minimalistic style and the idea that a team of restoration experts that justifies the absurd price tag. $150,000 is more than most people for a home, even in these troubled times, but it’s not the price that makes the Inuden so exclusive.

Because this very special dog house is built by hand by a team of specialists who are also busy with restoring various architectural wonders, like palaces and temples, only one unit per year is going to be produced and sold. It is this rarity that drives its exclusivity through the roof.

Cultural Property Structural Plan Co., Ltd. will start taking orders for the Inuden dog house on September 1st, and, as far as we understand, if they get more than one confirmed order, a lottery will be held to determine who gets the one and only house being built this year.


In the past, we wrote about literal dog mansions featuring all sorts of luxurious amenities that cost up to $200,000, but none of them were as rare as the Inuden, so in terms of availability, I can definitely see why the Japanese canine palace is being hailed as the ultimate dog house.