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