Purpose: This study tries to explore and analyse Service Attached Elderly Housing of Japan in orderto prepare new elderly housing type effectively for aged society of Korea. Service AttachedElderly Housing was introduced in 2011 and it includes existing elderly housing of Japan suchas Designated Elderly Housing, Elderly Friendly Housing and Superior Elderly Housing. Methods:Historical transition of Japanese elderly housing and background of the introduction of ServiceAttached Elderly Housing have been reviewed first. Thereafter research team visited to 3 elderlyhousings of Japan providing elderly services such as elderly care, meal, cleaning, washing, safetycheck, entertainment, etc. Based on the literature survey and field trip, the characteristics ofService Attached Elderly Housing have been drew out. Results: As the characteristics of ServiceAttached Elderly Housing of Japan, mixed use facility, community based housing, generation mix,barrier free design, and provision of daily life service for the elderly have been identified.
Implications: Not only physical consideration including Universal Design but also elderly servicessuch as elderly care, meal, housework, safety check, entertainment and so on are necessary forthe supply of elderly housing.