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$4 Million Tokyo House Tour w/ Japanese Home Building Cost

have you guys ever wondered what a four million dollar house looks like in Tokyo well in this video I’m gonna take you guys inside of a brand-new modern Tokyo house and then break down the cost so we’ll be checking out this new Sethu Taku model house also known as a two-generation house so this is your Japanese take on a modern house it’s pretty common in Japan for the grandparents live with you and as you can see the two doors allow for more privacy and what’s pretty sweet is right here we have wheelchair access for grandma or grandpa when you enter a Japanese house you’ll notice the floor level is different at the entrance this is where you take off your shoes [Music] so on the first floor right next to the entrance this is where the grandparents live in this tatami room it has a table in the center for during the day and then at night you can move the table over to the side of the room and you can put your foot on down on the tatami mats if you’ve ever visited Japan and you’ve ever been to a yoke on this setup is very similar in fact a lot of modern houses don’t have Khatami rooms but older generations are just more comfortable to thali mats that’s why they offer this solution look at all these details so cool oh nice there’s a little display area now let’s check out the living room for all generations so this place is so big it almost feels like a restaurant one of the reasons why they made this place is so spacious is that it’s designed for two families so that’s why you have this big table behind me you have this huge kitchen right here and then you have that big living room over there to the right well maybe not in western centers but it’s pretty big here in Japan so just behind the tiny table you can see that there’s a desk over there and that dance is designed for the kids to study is a mom she’s in the kitchen or dad is in the kitchen cooking they can still watch over their kids while they’re studying and Grandma and Grandpa can also obviously help with their homework if need be this is the main kitchen in a traditional Japanese kitchen they usually don’t have dishwashers but in this kitchen they’ve built in a little dishwasher and they usually don’t have large stoves but they do have these fish grills in Japan many families cook a lot of fish and these fish grills are a time saver one of the things that I love about this traditional refrigerator is that it has two soft wheezing trays for your meats which I love because I just put beers in there and it just keeps my beer is super cold and then so it has this like cool electric right here and actually have an icemaker so you put your water in here and then just below you have your ice and in the bottom section this is mainly meant for vegetable it’s got a microwave stove and toaster that’s pretty convenient for your little appliances that you don’t use so often but then you once and all use it it just pulls out just like this this is the air conditioning unit in Japan houses that don’t have a central heating so what you’ll find is that each room will have its own dedicated air conditioning unit so this room may be hot but the next room if you haven’t turned on could be super cold but guys let me show you one of my favorite parts about this house [Music] I’m inside I’m outside yup it has an open balcony just outside of the living room I love how this is all connected it’s just one like free-flowing design this is a bathroom and changing room this is a towel rack cool it’s pretty nice about it you see these comment in the lodges and whatnot if you haven’t seen these before you basically you just hang the towels like so and it heats them up you can touch it it doesn’t get too hot but it will dry the towels even faster than if you just set it outside normally plus it acts as a little heater for the room this tub is pretty sleek but it’s not as sleek as electronic controls let me show you so what this tub does is it allows you to automatically fill the tub at a preset temperature so you can specifically set it to 36 degrees and the water will be that warm and then after using it a while you can just press the reheat button and it’ll reheat the water to the temperature you specified pretty freakin cool I mean hot it also has its own air conditioning with dryer feature so you can hang and dry your clothes inside of the bathroom dope and this bathtub even has a lid these lids are used for families because in Japan the families often share the bathtub water together and always one of my favorite parts of a Japanese home is the washing machine and dryer all you do is you put your clothes in put the detergent and the softener in and within a few hours everything is clean and dry you may think that this is just a closet but guess what it’s not it’s a mini office and it’s got grandma’s secret sewing room too now let’s move on to the second floor so [Music] since this house is designed for two families the second floor is generally made for the younger family and because it’s a younger family it’s a little bit more cozy than we saw downstairs and look this room is just so jazzy the kitchen size is designed just enough for four people [Music] cozy master bedroom with a walk-in closet connected to the hallway and check out this hidden floor on the top of the house and for sure it’s got solar panels pretty common these days all right so let’s break down the cost of building this house in Tokyo currently the average price of land in Tokyo and the central 23 wards is about 1.4 million yen per square meter which works out to be about 13 point $2,000 per square meter to build a house this size we’re gonna need about 264 square meters of land that gives us the cost of land 3.5 million dollars the house itself is about 230 square meters would cost about six hundred and sixty thousand dollars to build this house so the total cost comes out to be about 0.1 million dollars so what are you guys saying worth building a new house in Tokyo


Nathan Watts

Jul 7, 2019, 3:07 pm Reply

in the uk that would cost 300-400k depending on what part of the uk you are in. and you'd get a much larger garden my garden is 45 meters long and 20 meters wide,

Red X Willz

Jul 7, 2019, 3:25 pm Reply

This place is a dump for 4 million. You get a couple of fish grills and your grandparents sleep on the ground. I heard they also have to eat in the bathroom.

Red X Willz

Jul 7, 2019, 3:29 pm Reply

Its spacious if you are okay with living in one room that serves as your toilet/kitchen/bedroom LOL


Jul 7, 2019, 3:51 pm Reply

So it's a house or a duplex? or a house with two doors ? weird design but then again, many things from Japan seem weird to us from the West

Sarah Schaarschmidt

Jul 7, 2019, 7:35 am Reply

I love the house. I also love the fish grills in Japan and the bathrooms are amazing

Sarah Schaarschmidt

Jul 7, 2019, 7:38 am Reply

By the way in Munich a house cost 500 tausend Euro until 1.000.000 Millionen Euro or more. So this house in very expensiv. How do you will to pay for. How is such a huge summary of cost possible to pay? It is even hard enough to pay for a house which cost 500 tausend Euro. So yeah this is a question I ask myself again and again.

Mio Tachibana

Jul 7, 2019, 10:23 am Reply

in my country, that house would need around $500000 or less depends on the location. with $4 million, we could get a luxurious house.


Jul 7, 2019, 10:29 am Reply

fucking homo

Abdulkadir Elmi

Jul 7, 2019, 3:50 pm Reply

He talking like this is the first time he has seen a normal house

Sudeepta Dey

Jul 7, 2019, 4:43 pm Reply

You’re talking about 40million Yen (400kUSD) but not 4million USD! Don’t make us confuse! 4千万と4億円が違いますからね!僕京都で一戸建て買ってるから値段についても知ってますよ!1億8000万円($1.8million)の家もっと広いからね

Pute de luxe

Jul 7, 2019, 12:13 am Reply

Normal Americans would not fit on that tub


Jul 7, 2019, 2:41 am Reply

My 2 storey house in Malaysia is bigger than that and only costs roughly USD60k. Even has spacious lawn around it. lol


Jul 7, 2019, 3:38 am Reply

must be super nice part of tokyo…


Jul 7, 2019, 3:57 am Reply

man, that house is like 335,000 in the US. lol

Eddie Jack

Jul 7, 2019, 5:20 am Reply

Insanely expensive for what you get.

Mohammed Owais

Jul 7, 2019, 3:13 pm Reply

Isn’t that Nobita’s house?
The foyer, dining area, staircase… everything looks the same ?


Jul 7, 2019, 11:14 pm Reply

The first thing that came to mind: Cleaning! hahahaha Must take some time if you are doing it all by yourself.

Allen Mendoza

Jul 7, 2019, 1:39 am Reply

Wow….$13k per sqm! Average cost/sqm here in Manila is just $400.

Dennis Wong

Jul 7, 2019, 3:06 am Reply

Please state what currency of this amount ?


Jul 7, 2019, 10:14 pm Reply

They don't even have an oven and a proper dishwasher.

Chris Brown

Jul 7, 2019, 1:08 am Reply

Damn. I live in Southern California in a house that is about 350 sq m or 3800 sq ft and I only paid 450k

Hussein Sakr

Jul 7, 2019, 6:58 am Reply

Thats a 100k house over here

Cap G

Jul 7, 2019, 1:20 pm Reply

4 million for that?????? That's like 100k in the us.

Cap G

Jul 7, 2019, 1:21 pm Reply

You getting ripped off dude

marcus martins

Jul 7, 2019, 2:21 pm Reply

I was living in tochigi Ken.
50miles from Tokyo
House price is 300k dolares
Not 4 Million .
Tokyo is Very different


Jul 7, 2019, 5:02 pm Reply

Paolo are you sure it’s that expensive?! I mean, this place is located in 八王子 isn’t it?

Aryan Singh

Jul 7, 2019, 11:17 pm Reply

in India, for this much land area with nearly these facilities, I guess it would be $3.4 million… and that in Delhi(capital of India)… Tokyo is a little bit expensive… looking at the comments, I'm feeling depressed. 🙁


Jul 7, 2019, 12:22 pm Reply

With 4m i would build a much nicer house than this outside of Tokyo and a summer cabin in Nikko and buy a Maybach S650 and a Lamborghini Aventador S and an AMG S65 Coupe and i would still have more than 1 000 000$ in my pocket.

Weiyii Jin

Jul 7, 2019, 12:59 pm Reply

Why are people watching this video not realizing the price of housing in a different country.. complaning about price to m2 ratio sigh. Most of you still makes a living with minmim wage anyways don’t hate the price hate your self


Jul 7, 2019, 5:32 pm Reply

… 04:44 Sharing bath water? WTF. Ewww, that's nasty.


Jul 7, 2019, 7:13 pm Reply

Even in New York city you can get more for your money.

Waddup Mayne

Jul 7, 2019, 7:29 pm Reply

Ppl complaining bout this house and the price lmfao… go to fucking NYC and they’ll sell you a shoe closet for the same price!!!

Dominic Warren

Jul 7, 2019, 11:45 pm Reply

Why is he speaking like we're all 5 years old?

dot bot

Jul 7, 2019, 12:03 am Reply

4million usd?

Selena C.

Jul 7, 2019, 3:39 am Reply

Look really tired in this one..take care of urself


Jul 7, 2019, 3:40 am Reply

LoL looks like a condo.


Jul 7, 2019, 3:44 am Reply

So who in Japan can afford to buy a house this price?


Jul 7, 2019, 1:17 pm Reply

4m for that?!!!

T ღ

Jul 7, 2019, 4:09 am Reply

$4 million and its not even that big

Bankai OP

Jul 7, 2019, 5:42 am Reply

Okay the land explains the 4million part


Jul 7, 2019, 8:46 am Reply

You seem unusually thrilled about this house…I wonder why…I really wonder why


Jul 7, 2019, 11:50 am Reply

Tokyo is sooooo over priced…

Mikhail Pomeliaiko

Jul 7, 2019, 6:25 pm Reply


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Jul 7, 2019, 11:42 pm Reply

The video is nice but when you talked the music is too loud, it’s hard to understand. But overall everything is perfect.


Jul 7, 2019, 5:16 am Reply

Better off just buying a much nicer place in the countryside for less than $1 million, and flying your personal helicopter everywhere with a couple million leftover.


Jul 7, 2019, 9:04 am Reply


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Alexander Wood

Jul 7, 2019, 9:09 am Reply

This video feels like a episode of Blue’s clues.

Bernard Evasco

Jul 7, 2019, 6:32 pm Reply

I love Japan as much as I hate their pricing hahahahahaha! Damn Expwnsive for my broke ass


Jul 7, 2019, 8:11 pm Reply

comment 1000


Jul 7, 2019, 6:51 pm Reply

So how much does this house cost?
4 million!
I told you to tell me how much this house costs and not talk about some fency castle you have seen on sale.
4 million!
4 million what? This house or the castle.
This house!
Are you fucking serious?
What DA fuck!

Daniel Alves

Jul 7, 2019, 10:45 pm Reply

I feel like a 3yo when listening this dude speak…

Chenoa H.

Jul 7, 2019, 7:50 pm Reply

Even though it's a year late and I understand why it's so expensive. And I've been to Tokyo so I know apartments are small. Similar to housing prices in London. But I was so confused when he kept saying "huge: "big" and it was normal sized. 3 seater sofa 6 person dining table…


Jul 7, 2019, 12:12 am Reply

In Europe you can buy a castle with 4 million


Aug 8, 2019, 4:36 am Reply

2 million yen?


Aug 8, 2019, 7:07 am Reply

This would be my dream house in Tokyo for when I retire, too bad I don't have 4mil just laying around

Finley The Golden

Aug 8, 2019, 1:30 pm Reply

When you were talking about how crazy big it was I was thinking, that’s not big at all over here but the Us does have bigger homes for cheaper to be fair.

Red panda

Aug 8, 2019, 12:06 pm Reply

Ok I don’t feel poor anymore

KWAZA The African Commander

Aug 8, 2019, 7:05 pm Reply

Can't tell if he's being sarcastic or not

Keenan Thomas

Aug 8, 2019, 8:58 pm Reply

They mostly showed the furniture and not the house.


Aug 8, 2019, 1:31 am Reply

That's like a 200k decent sized apartment

Tigreal Estes

Aug 8, 2019, 5:49 am Reply

This shit is whack asf I’ll pass

Bosch by bosch

Aug 8, 2019, 10:22 am Reply

Omg why is it so expensive in Japan ?? u can get a 6 bedroom house for that in England ???????

Regrettable Major

Aug 8, 2019, 2:20 pm Reply

Jesus fucking.. thats waaaay fucking expensive dude.

Regrettable Major

Aug 8, 2019, 2:24 pm Reply

Whenever I think of japanese house I only remember nobita (doraemon). But now that I think about it, his house would be worth quite a lot. Also explains why I remember his mom usually lecturing him about the house loan and stuff.

Toe Kneemah

Aug 8, 2019, 4:17 pm Reply

I love your videos so much!!!


Aug 8, 2019, 8:14 pm Reply

I love the mini-office and smart bath.

Jordan S

Aug 8, 2019, 10:17 pm Reply

Okay regardless…majority of million dollar homes in any big city still exude luxury. This one does not.

Joey Gatsby

Aug 8, 2019, 5:37 am Reply

Is there a link or can you tell me where to get or see one of those fish grills? Or was it a custom grill

James Owen

Aug 8, 2019, 9:16 am Reply

Is this a permanent house?


Aug 8, 2019, 6:06 pm Reply

Definitely not worth it. Lol ??

Don’t be a cunt

Aug 8, 2019, 8:36 am Reply

Calm down guys this house was made in Tokyo the land prices are absolute shit

Sawssan Flah

Aug 8, 2019, 4:21 pm Reply

In my country you can have castle for that price ??

Spark Play

Aug 8, 2019, 6:44 pm Reply

Who would pay 4 mil to have another family next to you. Fuck outa here lol

Mohirjon Naimov

Aug 8, 2019, 12:32 am Reply

I think it is 40 times expensive than it should be

Valter Martins

Aug 8, 2019, 2:25 pm Reply

What markets do you trade?


Aug 8, 2019, 10:54 pm Reply

And he is excited for this 4million house. He is made for Tokyo

Alex Hartline

Aug 8, 2019, 1:33 am Reply

This dude sounds high af

pmanlicious II

Aug 8, 2019, 9:55 am Reply

In Indonesia, you just need $500k to get house like that

Dustin Platt

Aug 8, 2019, 6:57 pm Reply

$11,000 a month for this house is so different than an $11,000 a month house in America.

Silver Bear

Aug 8, 2019, 8:26 pm Reply

So its really a $660,000 home. the land is whats so expensive.

Roberto Gamez

Aug 8, 2019, 10:21 pm Reply

That's a 100 000 dollars home in Mexico so expensive


Aug 8, 2019, 11:36 pm Reply

Man that place is clean

Happy Green

Aug 8, 2019, 12:51 am Reply

After spending over 4 Million Dollars for the house, I can see why the family would have to share the bath water. LOL

DeltaDeathDogs 21

Aug 8, 2019, 2:33 pm Reply

If it comes furnished than I'll think about it.

Andrew Kassebaum

Aug 8, 2019, 2:37 pm Reply

That is gross.. why do Japanese share bath water or recycle it for a second bath?


Aug 8, 2019, 5:55 pm Reply

reheating the bath water is something I think westerners could live with now that everyone is getting more environmentally conscious


Aug 8, 2019, 7:28 pm Reply

Its a shame the building regulations limit the number floors residential developments could have.

3.5 million would be acceptable if you could have 5 floors of 230 sqm (1,150 sqm).


Aug 8, 2019, 9:33 pm Reply

I really enjoyed that hidden spot on the roof. That house is a little smaller then my house with a large yard and two car garage and paid less then $200k. I understand conserving water but how many times can you use the same bath water and still get clean? Maybe the dirtiest takes the last bath?


Aug 8, 2019, 12:06 pm Reply

Stopped rather abrupt there xD

Sandra Bullcock

Aug 8, 2019, 4:02 pm Reply

imagine the buyer working in that closet office thinking "4million…"

Alien Aseel

Aug 8, 2019, 9:38 pm Reply

I can’t imagine using a used bathtub water, just the thought of it makes me cringe

The Mariam

Aug 8, 2019, 11:09 pm Reply

Why is there so many offices and living areas but no bedrooms how are the people going to sleep ?

Raze Slides

Aug 8, 2019, 9:21 am Reply

It’s pretty small and very expensive where should people live when they just arrived in Japan besides hotel or apartments


Aug 8, 2019, 4:16 am Reply

Holy shit that is weak for a 4 mill home

Poop Shit

Aug 8, 2019, 5:56 am Reply

He looks like he knows a secret of yours that not even you know.


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Aug 8, 2019, 8:57 pm Reply

who shares bath water? thatsounds so unhealthy

Rivaldo Riyanto

Aug 8, 2019, 9:54 pm Reply

I cant believe this house is less than 300m2. Its so well designed, my house is larger than that but it feels so cramped in

OnDay 7

Aug 8, 2019, 1:01 am Reply

that better be 4 million venezuala dollars cause holy nuts, is land expensive.
i am now understanding why in anime every adult lives in an apartment…

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