Anyone who's been living in Japan for any length of time has probably seen their fair share of perplexing apartment layouts. Microscopic storage spaces, unfathomably low kitchen sinks and shared bathroom amenities immediately spring to mind.
A hashtag that started trending on Twitter on Nov. 14 took this one step further, giving people an opportunity to share the year's most ridiculous living spaces.
The hashtag #クソ物件オブザイヤー2017 (kuso bukken obu za iyā, which can loosely be translated as "crappiest apartments of the year") had the internet in stitches as it added examples of head-scratching layouts, cramped living spaces and, naturally, awkward bathroom or toilet placements. Standout entries in this year's list are as follows: