| by Kenneth Chase | 17 comments

Tour of a Japanese apartment (/・ω・)/ 日本でのアパート・ツアー (英語・日本語字)

. . . . . . (…..what am I doing?) . . . . . . Yo! Hi!
So today I want to show a video of my
new apartment. I’ve been here about 2 weeks. This place is probably about 40 years old, maybe a bit more, and most of the apartments in this building are still the old, traditional, tatami mat flooring sort of apartments. This one has been renovated recently and I
think there’s been only one person in here, that was here for probably a month at most. But yeah, everything’s still new, there’s bits of little dust and dirt from the renovations still on things cause I’ve only just moved in. It’s semi-furnished, so I’ve got a bed (as you can see), I’ve got the table that the camera is on, and a chair. And a fridge, but…
most of the things are not included in the apartment, like (dining) tables and extra chairs, TV, all that sort of thing. It’s more, kind of, high tech I guess – bidet in that bathroom, uh, toilet, the water is controlled digitally, so the bath you actually have to press a whole bunch of buttons to get it to fill up and heat up and all that. The water itself, the temperature is controlled digitally. And it’s got a whole bunch of studio, hotel-ey lights in here as well, for decoration I guess. I originally wanted tatami mats, but this
place was really nice, so… I ended up choosing this one. It’s not the typical sort of apartment, compared to normal, old-style, kind of, traditional Japanese apartments, but I thought I’d give you a look at what some of the newer ones are starting to look like, and there’s a lot being built at the moment that
kind of have a similar design, so for those interested in moving to Japan, this is one of the options I suppose. But yeah, check it out,
let me know what you think… and… …yeah! See you! Hi everyone, and welcome to my new apartment. I’ve just moved in, I’ve just finished signing
the contracts about 20 minutes ago and I’m just doing a quick video. It’s a bit late at night, so I’ll be a bit
quiet so I don’t disturb the neighbours. This is the entrance hall. It’s freshly renovated, but it is in a building
that’s about 40 years old so I guess I got a bit lucky. This is the shoe cupboard. So, you can see there’s a lot of racks for the shoes. This is where you leave your shoes. You’re not allowed to actually wear your shoes in a Japanese household, so you should wear slippers. My agency has provided me with some but I’ll
be wearing my own just because I prefer those. So, if you go through this small hallway… …this section leads off to the bathroom/bath area. This is for the kitchen and the bedroom. So,
the main area of the apartment. So, this has been freshly put in. I’m not sure if it was last month (August) or this month (September). I think probably last month. And they’ve provided a few little things. 3-part gas burner. Push in to make the fire go, and then you press down to keep it going. Afterwards, you press that and it stops it, which is pretty cool. Above that is the rangehood. All these cupboards’ll really come in handy, but what I found interesting was the cup holder (I’m assuming). Looks cool. Here at the sink we’ve got this, which you
can put on either side if you flip it over. Just depends where you want to dry your dishes. Here we’ve got the fridge. I haven’t actually got a dining table or chairs
or anything like that, so I’ll be getting my own. That’s all my stuff, kinda sprawled across
the floor. Got the closet, the vaccuum… …have the normal light, which is just up here. Or, you can turn that off and have those really cool looking lights, which you can then adjust to how you like. So next is the bedroom, which is the same thing – you’ve got normal lights and then you’ve got adjustable lights. That’s very cool. Aircon. Single bed. (I’ve already started unpacking just a little
bit.) In here are all the manuals. And this is a remote for the lights… … and a remote for the aircon. Internet. This is the balcony. Got the washing machine outside. (Bit of space.) You can’t see anything through this but there’s
curtains on the side which are also really nice. So, there bedroom can actually be closed off
by sliding doors. They’re a bit awkward at first but I think
I can get used to them. So, back to the hallway. This is the bathroom area. Got a switch for the toilet… ….the bath… …and for the fan. This is the bath area. Got something where you can fill up your bucket. You’ve got a normal shower, which is also
adjustable. Got a bath cover. Mirror that goes all the way. The water comes from there. Basically what you do is turn it on… I haven’t yet had a chance to figure it out,
so I’m learning now… …but I think it was… …that? You can control the temperature that comes out. I haven’t quite figured it out yet. Let’s turn that off… Over here is really interesting. It’s actually a TV, which I also haven’t figured out how to use yet, but… So that’ll be an interesting experience, having
a TV in the bathtub. So, back to the bathroom… Got a normal sink and a mirror…. …towel rack… …a bidet toilet, which is also really cool
and I was quite happy about getting that. So it’s got the normal bidet features – you’ve
got the back, got a soft stream, bidet and a stop button, plus also the strengths here. Just like a lot of toilets in Japan,
if you flush it…. you can wash your hands and the water gets
recycled. Okay! So, thank you for watching. Hopefully that kind of showed a different
type of Japanese apartment. And… yeah, again, sorry about the awkward
voice. I’m trying to keep it down.



Oct 10, 2013, 11:05 pm Reply

Thanks Romina!

It's 110,000¥ per month, with bills fully included in that. I'll be making a video in the future about my agency – it's a monthly apartment agency, hence the higher cost but the inclusion of bills.

Narek Avium

Oct 10, 2013, 2:16 am Reply

That's pretty awesome. Pretty similar to what I have now. Great upload cheers.


Oct 10, 2013, 1:39 pm Reply

Really nice video! Great description of the bath also I don't think the price is that bad if it includes all bills and also monthly! :D!


Oct 10, 2013, 2:28 pm Reply

No Tomoko? Samara?


Nov 11, 2013, 1:02 pm Reply

Love the apartment! Please let us know more about the agency 🙂

Kitty Mermaid

Dec 12, 2013, 6:01 am Reply

Awesome apt. I hope mine is as nice as that!


Dec 12, 2013, 8:41 am Reply

Your apartment is really cool! If you don't mind asking you, are you working in Japan or how did you get to live there?

Gabriel Harrison

Jan 1, 2014, 1:54 pm Reply

You have a wonderful apartment, as well as a pretty face.


Mar 3, 2014, 2:11 pm Reply

When filling hot water in a bath
追いだき× ふろ自動○

追いだき→It uses, when warming the water of a bath again.


sasil says

Apr 4, 2014, 8:24 am Reply

Do you plan to share updated tour?


Jun 6, 2014, 2:54 pm Reply

Such a nice apartment! I wish I had a separate kitchen. Having one burner is such a pain! The price doesn't seems pretty reasonable for bills included and being in Tokyo. Very nice!


Mar 3, 2015, 10:05 pm Reply

..lovely voice..

Quentin Goines

Sep 9, 2015, 7:27 pm Reply

Upload another video!

x girlwithdreams

Sep 9, 2015, 9:48 am Reply

Pretty apartment! I also want to live in Japan :<..but noo I must live in germany.
When I start with work and have enough money I travel to Tokyo xd


Jun 6, 2016, 2:52 am Reply

You have a very nice, professional demeanor, excellent manners and a wonderful attitude. May God grant you his richest blessings in your life and all your worthy enterprises.


Sep 9, 2016, 5:32 am Reply

wow, you look like the Australian version of Rachel from Rachel and Jun!!! :O


Jan 1, 2017, 3:23 pm Reply

cute place!

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