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How much do you pay for rent in Japan? Ask Japanese students at Bunka Fashion college

Around ¥45,000 That’s quite cheap! I searched around a LOT. We are sharing. So we are sharing a ¥63,000 apartment. I live at home so I pay no rent. Hey guys this is Cathy Cat and today we are at Bunka fashion college for the entrance ceremony of the new students. Today we will ask the new students how much money they are paying for their apartment here. That’s going to be interesting so let’s go and Ask Japanese. How much rent are you paying right now? Between ¥40.-50,000. – Are you living close to the college?
– No in the Setagaya area. I pay ¥70,000 I live about 20 mins away by train. I pay ¥60,000 for my rent. I live 30 mins away from college. Mine is ¥70,000. – How far away from college are you?
– 5 mins walking distance. – You wanted to live close?
– Of course. I want to sleep a lot. I pay ¥45,000. That’s quite cheap. I searched around A LOT. Where I live I pay ¥70,000. I pay ¥62,000 and live about 20-30 mins away from college. I pay ¥75,000. – How long does it take you to college?
– 10 mins by train. My rent is ¥70,000. Mine is ¥70,000 and I live in Kawasaki. – How long is it to college from there?
– 20 mins. I pay ¥63,000… We are sharing. So we are sharing a ¥63,000 apartment. ¥31500 each. Is it like a room share? Yes, that’s right. I live in a dormitory. For one month I think I pay ¥50,000 yen. – Is it far from here?
– About 50 mins. I live in a dormitory so including food I pay less than ¥100,000 – Does it include electricity and all?
– All included. I live in a dormitory too. It doesn’t include food. I probably pay ¥80,000. – I live at home.
– So you pay nothing? – Yes. – My rent… well I live at home.
– I live at home too. Lucky, no rent. I live at home. I still live at home. – I don’t know about rent.
– 0 Yen. I live at home too. So I pay zero Yen! Zero rent! – At home?
– At home! – I live at home. I don’t live alone.
– So you don’t pay. – How long do you commute?
– Less than an hour. I live at home so I don’t need to pay any rent. – I live at home.
– Is it far? It is. About one hour away. I use a bus to get here so maybe even more. I live at home too. What does your room look like? It looks like nobody lives there. There are barely any things in my room. I like that. – A very simple and clean room?
– Yeah like that. I have some sparkly lights in my room. Illumination! I like the Korean idol group Big Bang so my room is Big Bang themed. – Posters and such?
– Posters goods. – How does your room look like?
– Just white. I bought some candles on Halloween and decorated my room with them. – I only have a bed and a desk.
– I see. My room has no curtains. Instead I use large amazon boxes. – Not quite a completed room yet.
– Not yet. – When did you move?
– One year ago. I don’t have curtain money. – My room is stuffed with instruments.
– What instruments? A piano, a guitar and a bass. My room is overflowing with clothes. I go to thrift shops a lot so I own a lot of vintage clothing. I have a huge 140 cm teddy bear! My room hasn’t changed since I was in first grade elementary school. I have a desk, a bed and a closet and not many other things around the room. – Very simple style.
– That’s right. I still have the desk from elementary school and I have a loft upstairs. The steps are a bit in the way but the room is quite spacious. On the wall I hung up necklaces and posters. My room is quite tight but I have many clothes. I don’t have space to do my own things there. My room is just there for sleeping so there is nothing else there. I only have a fluffy futon. My room isn’t that great. It’s bit dirty and not fancy at all. I will change that soon. My room is very Gothic. I kept my room in red and blacks. – Like your style today?
– Exactly. I have posters of my favorite illustrator I kept it all in simple whites. My room is just 1LDK and a bit small but it’s a pretty new room. I have many dolls in there. I just moved. I don’t even have a bed yet. I have a sleeping bag. I like clothes so clothes are my decoration. How does your room share look like? The room has a loft, which is my room. Underneath is… My room! I sleep there. So the loft splits your room in two. Thank you very much. Interestingly enough most students were still living with their families. because A it’s cheaper and B they take care of others things like the washing and food. The other students were either sharing their accomodation or living in student accommodation like dormitories. If you rent a flat on your own, most rents were between ¥60,000-70,000 as a start budget in Tokyo and from there on it goes up and up to be honest. How about you? Would you prefer student accommodation? Or would you like to stay with your parents? Or live on your own? What is your preference? What would you do while you are a student? Let us know. We have more videos asking Japanese people! Check them out, the link is on the top right of the screen. Thanks for watching and catch you soon on Ask Japanese



Jun 6, 2016, 5:49 am Reply

Is it me or some Japanese have very pronounced Caucasian features?

Purple Potion

Jun 6, 2016, 8:30 am Reply

It seems like they enjoy living at home the kids in U.S. want to leave as soon as possible


Jun 6, 2016, 1:10 pm Reply



Jun 6, 2016, 1:49 pm Reply

still cheaper than here in Australia…

Latte Punch

Jun 6, 2016, 6:36 am Reply

0:04 He's kind of handsome.

avishay taisi

Jun 6, 2016, 10:04 pm Reply

Who are you? What's your name? Where are you from? How can you speak Japanese very fluently? How long have you lived in Japan? Are you married?

I watched many of your videos. it's really nice, funny and effective. so that interest me who is the girl behind the screen.

jp Joker

Jun 6, 2016, 3:57 pm Reply



Jun 6, 2016, 5:59 am Reply

My favorite response was the no curtains guy at 03:20 LMAO.. Dude looks like someone with a lot of money but can't afford curtains hahahaha

Sumida Ryogoku

Jun 6, 2016, 7:11 pm Reply

I pay ¥66 000/month for a sharehouse in Tokyo.

Valdyr Konung

Jun 6, 2016, 12:42 pm Reply

Girl at 15 seconds will be mine. She is gorgeous.

Mushroom Congee

Jun 6, 2016, 2:56 am Reply

I totally feel the guy in the braids (is it called bunks fashion?) next to the girl wearing mostly black. "Yes I want to sleep more" LOL and what's in your room "It's used only for the purpose of sleeping" XDD

c a s s

Jun 6, 2016, 7:09 am Reply

Orange hair boy …. 0-0 OMG a Japanese Suga !

c a s s

Jun 6, 2016, 7:11 am Reply

2:38 the girl with red hair tips 0-0 OMG her outfit is a Emo type of outfit that I would wear 0-0

c a s s

Jun 6, 2016, 7:14 am Reply

0-0 Gothlic …. Same …. Red and Black…. Same ….

That really tall guy have to marry
And the girl with the red tips hair have to be best friends


Jul 7, 2016, 5:43 am Reply

I love you!!!! your videos kind of remind me of why tokyo so great. im a student here right now and im tired of the same routine so seeing foreigners being so excited for the first time really reminds me of how much there is to see and do. thanks for the reminder! im coming back to watch ur vids!


Jul 7, 2016, 3:13 pm Reply

Hi. That is expensive, 3 times the already posh places here:-) but I think the salary of their parents are also 3 to 5 times. It kind of evens out. God bless. Rev. 21:4


Jul 7, 2016, 1:45 am Reply

they are all so hot pretty and unique!!! id look like a potato when i go there 🙁

Mara Ram

Aug 8, 2016, 10:44 pm Reply

wow these were some fancy students!! This was one of your most interesting videos

Daniel Abraham Zavala Taipe

Aug 8, 2016, 12:58 pm Reply

Or japanese people is really tall or you are really short girl. I have that question. Haha


Aug 8, 2016, 1:15 am Reply

The location selected for this video is absolutely beautiful.

Eric Wulff

Aug 8, 2016, 11:51 am Reply

Interesting fashion, but it should be noted that most Japanese people do not look anything like this. She was obviously picking quite specifically the kind of people she wanted in this video.


Aug 8, 2016, 9:51 pm Reply

oohhh so many stylish people i feel blessed

X Gen

Sep 9, 2016, 10:50 am Reply

I read the thumb title twice as "How Much Do You Pay For Your Porn?" hmm O_o …Then realized it actually says "How Much Do You Pay For Your Room?" lol. That's what happens when you go 48 hours with no sleep. Either that or the Net is using subliminal messages for marketing research. Sleep don't fail me tonight!

Madison Harmon

Sep 9, 2016, 11:54 pm Reply

"I want to sleep a lot " same tho

Erik Dolk

Sep 9, 2016, 1:42 am Reply

how come the dormatory is more expansive then the appartment is it because appartments does not include electricity and stuff like that or is is another reason??

Leonel p

Sep 9, 2016, 6:22 pm Reply

Thanks for the Spanish Subtitles !
is more easy for read

Perverted Gal

Sep 9, 2016, 8:24 am Reply

how tall is cat?

Chrissy Idek

Sep 9, 2016, 6:11 am Reply

Damn rents actually just as much as I pay rn in a small town($595) plus utilities which is around another ($200) thats not bad thought Tokyo would be more expensive .. Moved from Houston and rent there for a 1br somewhere where you wont get shot is around $850 a month without utilities

Putri Farisya

Sep 9, 2016, 3:16 pm Reply


vL Flow | FlowzArtz

Sep 9, 2016, 4:46 pm Reply

Kannst du mir sagen warum sie alle so komisch angezogen wen sie zur Uni gehen?:D
Wo genau habt ihr gefilmt? Finde die es echt schön da. Will nähmlich nächstes Jahr nach Japan für 5 Wochen und brauche dafür noch eine paar schöne orte die ich besuchen will

Noyumi Ao

Sep 9, 2016, 3:48 pm Reply

now I want to live in an apartment with a loft

Tan Yih Sheng

Sep 9, 2016, 5:51 pm Reply

How much you pay for your room then? 😀


Sep 9, 2016, 5:07 am Reply

The guy on the right at 4:19 looks almost identical to my tutor except he has red hair (and a greater sense of fashion, it seems)


Sep 9, 2016, 2:19 pm Reply

ohhh this is the wecandoanything on insta he seems shy ahah

boy good

Oct 10, 2016, 1:44 pm Reply

is it cosplay?

Yam Knight

Oct 10, 2016, 5:21 pm Reply

Is that per month or…?


Oct 10, 2016, 10:33 am Reply

I wonder if this is monthly, every 2 weeks or per week? That would be a better indication for me if I knew

Zeenat Khan

Oct 10, 2016, 6:10 pm Reply

I want subtitles
I love Japan,although I am an Indian…..


Oct 10, 2016, 10:02 pm Reply

lol they pay cheap ^^ awesome

Manda Panda

Oct 10, 2016, 12:26 pm Reply

Omg they're all so pretty and the guys are handsome. & I LOVE their style! i wish i could dress like that x) im so jealous.

Miss Reckless

Oct 10, 2016, 7:26 pm Reply

60 000¥ is about 12 000$ US right??

Miss Reckless

Oct 10, 2016, 7:27 pm Reply

60 000¥ is about 12 000$ US right?? Do they really spend all this every month?!

Susan Kuoch

Oct 10, 2016, 2:20 am Reply

Japanese students dress more flashier than american people

Eric Zico

Oct 10, 2016, 3:56 am Reply

OMG!This college is my dream!

Miau-chan Loli Kawaii

Oct 10, 2016, 4:19 pm Reply

Big Bang!


Nov 11, 2016, 9:37 pm Reply

is that Monthly???


Nov 11, 2016, 11:42 am Reply

this school remind me of paradise kiss

Filip Faith Novák

Nov 11, 2016, 11:50 am Reply

40 000 Yen kinda cheap? Thats still more than an average salary in my country LOL

Kyoko Rain

Nov 11, 2016, 9:43 pm Reply

My gosh! all these guys look like idols and i used to go to school like a homeless… i feel bad now lol

John Doe

Nov 11, 2016, 7:18 am Reply

"I don't have curtain money, but a dress like a mafia boss, or at least associate"

Sakura Moon

Nov 11, 2016, 4:48 pm Reply

Beautiful fashion students!

Hami하미 /

Dec 12, 2016, 5:28 am Reply

凄い今更だけど デニムのジャケット着てるショートヘアのひとTWICEのジョンヨンに似てる!


Dec 12, 2016, 12:29 pm Reply



Dec 12, 2016, 9:09 pm Reply

I assume these are all rich kids on the fashion college


Jan 1, 2017, 9:20 pm Reply

I want to sleep a lot

Mai Le

Jan 1, 2017, 11:59 pm Reply

monthly rent in Japan is about the same price as rent weekly where I live OoO (dies)

Times I’ve lost it

Feb 2, 2017, 11:50 am Reply

that guy at 0:53 is my spirit animal. more like the japanese version of me. i literally live 5 min away from school and i sleep a lot


Feb 2, 2017, 3:31 pm Reply



Apr 4, 2017, 11:37 am Reply

why are her nails so long

neet ism

Apr 4, 2017, 5:21 pm Reply


game limits

Apr 4, 2017, 3:31 pm Reply

dumb bitch forgot to put the sub titles. ….

Katie Salinger

May 5, 2017, 7:56 pm Reply

the cheapest i can get that isn't in a great neighborhood is around $600 usd

Wind Maker

May 5, 2017, 11:59 pm Reply

Most of them look deadass ugly. Anime ruined my perception of japanese girls.


May 5, 2017, 5:31 am Reply

I love these interviews with the Bunka students!! And your outfit on the ending screen was adorable. I love your red twintail bows and crown choker esepcially ;u;


May 5, 2017, 5:43 am Reply

Some of these prices looked so cheap I could cry.

David E.S.

Jun 6, 2017, 11:17 am Reply

OH Stay at home yes

Baby Lee Girl

Jul 7, 2017, 4:57 pm Reply

So many pretty people

truocnhaco caymetay

Jul 7, 2017, 9:10 am Reply

i am learning Japanese and i wish that we have Japanese sub. :)))

Mish Jelly

Jul 7, 2017, 7:51 am Reply

1:00 these 2 are so fine wth


Sep 9, 2017, 5:14 am Reply

Dang, that camera is so clear!


Sep 9, 2017, 9:37 pm Reply

3:30 guy holy god

Anime Otaku

Sep 9, 2017, 12:42 pm Reply

love that guy who loves to sleep


Sep 9, 2017, 3:54 pm Reply

I wanna live on my own in Tokyo!! But am scared if I don't pay the rent in time cause its so HIGHH!! (● ˃̶͈̀ロ˂̶͈́)੭ꠥ⁾⁾ If someone is renting alone in Tokyo PLEASE GIVE ME SOME ADVICE!!!!

Beth Barclay

Oct 10, 2017, 5:51 am Reply

I just did a conversion rate . OMG Japan is cheap to live in.


Oct 10, 2017, 11:41 pm Reply

Indian guy

Yukino Neno

Oct 10, 2017, 2:33 pm Reply

i pay 900 dollars and honestly it's shit please dont ever move to ft.myers Florida it's expensive and not even that good


Oct 10, 2017, 11:39 pm Reply

0:14 – beautiful girl

SoMotoku Karin

Dec 12, 2017, 10:51 am Reply

So dann cheap… I'm in Hong Kong and 600 square feet… 400000yen… And this is already called cheap..


Dec 12, 2017, 2:13 am Reply

Seeing Japanese fashion is hella inspiring so please keep going to fashion districts

Nya Aoki Aiyannah Phillips

Jan 1, 2018, 3:49 pm Reply

im planning to go to bunka uni after i graduate from collage.


Jan 1, 2018, 5:22 pm Reply

I only pay 100 euro for rent a month, and Im sharing a flat with someone. Their rent is so expensive though, whaaat T_T


Jan 1, 2018, 9:49 pm Reply

I like the idea of using amazon boxes as curtains… I hate having to wash them. xD

Billy Merlin

Mar 3, 2018, 1:03 am Reply

is it weekly or monthly?

Jim Ellison

Jun 6, 2018, 3:16 am Reply



Jul 7, 2018, 6:02 am Reply


Carollina lina

Jul 7, 2018, 12:51 pm Reply

my ROOM rent, Not apartment is more expensive!


Jul 7, 2018, 9:29 am Reply



Aug 8, 2018, 12:58 pm Reply

NANI ?!?!

Johnny Tsang

Aug 8, 2018, 5:13 pm Reply

seems living on my own has more freedom!!

Raca Racasan

Aug 8, 2018, 8:01 pm Reply

what is the boy name at 0:52?? instagram????

Tony like funny

Aug 8, 2018, 5:48 am Reply

How much rate of 1month rant of japens room indain rupes plz Anser me

Anastasia Ziori

Aug 8, 2018, 1:00 pm Reply

omg the japanese version of AKMU 1:06

Kim Thủy Bùi

Sep 9, 2018, 5:27 am Reply

I know Soshi is always that savage type ???


Oct 10, 2018, 1:25 pm Reply

Where I live I can buy a 8 rooms house (with a finished basement) with that kind of money.

Jay Spot

Nov 11, 2018, 4:52 am Reply

Here in San Diego the average 1 bedroom costs $1,600 (181,128 yen) per month not including utilities. Cheapest I find is about $1,300 and thats rare.

yuki Xia

Nov 11, 2018, 6:03 pm Reply

And u cost buy one??


Nov 11, 2018, 2:02 pm Reply


Tenzin Choeden

Apr 4, 2019, 11:26 am Reply


rajkumari smitha

Apr 4, 2019, 3:17 pm Reply

60k per month it's quite a lot…


Apr 4, 2019, 12:27 pm Reply


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