Shoin-zukuri (書院造) is a style of Japanese residential architecture used in the mansions of the military, temple guest halls, and Zen abbot's quarters of the Azuchi-Momoyama (1568-1600) and Edo periods (1600-1868). It forms the basis of today's traditional-style Japanese house. Characteristics of the shoin-zukuri development were the incorporation of square posts and floors completely covered with tatami.
The earliest extant example of a shoin-zukuri room is the Dōjinsai within the Tōgudō structure (ca. 1486) at Ginkaku-ji, the Temple of the Silver Pavilion, in Kyoto. A typical example of the early mature shoin-zukuri style is the Kōjōin guest hall at Onjō-ji (Miidera) in Shiga Prefecture.