I often take pictures of buildings. Usually without knowing what the building is.
QUESTION: Are there buildings in Japan that it is forbidden by law to take pictures of?
If yes, which ones?
- Bonus for answers that cite laws/decrees as a reference, rather than speculation.
- This question is about law, not about etiquette.
- My pictures never include any humans: I pay special attention to only take buildings.
- This question is only about pictures taken from the street sidewalk, not in shops/etc.
- I am not using a flash.
Example for the UK: Under the law of the United Kingdom one cannot prevent photography of private property from a public place, except two places defined by law.
My question is different from Taking photos in Japan because:
- My question is about buildings shot from the street. The question there is very general, and the answer is mostly about taking pictures of people, or inside shops.
- My question asks for official laws/decrees. The question there is about etiquette and local-customs, which is very different: its goal is politeness. My goal is to not end up in jail.