| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

What a $700 Apartment in Tokyo Looks Like! [Japanese Apartment Tour]


Hey guys, I’m giving you a quick tour of my old apartment today ’cause I’m moving. So, here’s the ‘genkan’ [玄関], where you put your shoes, you take them off before you come inside. There’s a little step-up here. …and it brings you to the kitchen. At the entrance to the house here, there’s a place for shoes, Which was really cool ’cause I have lots of shoes, so… I filled that up with shoes and then I also had a shelf here (laughs) for more shoes. The washing machine goes over there, I had my fridge in this corner here… …and this is the cooking area. There’s some space for storage down there, and a little bit up there as well. The only really big problem with this kitchen was there is only ONE burner, so it was really difficult to cook anything here when I had guests over. The sink was an okay size so that was nice. This is the wash room, it’s the type with the toilet AND the shower AND the sink all in one, so it’s very inconvenient because when you have a shower, the floor gets wet, and then when you need to use the wash room your feet get all wet, so you gotta take your socks off… … and it’s just a pain in the ass, but you will commonly see this in Tokyo apartments, because they’re small and they need to save as much room as possible. This is the biggest room so I had my bed over there, and then, it has a REALLY big closet, which is nice, but the only thing is, there’s no hangers… Uh, with old Japanese apartments the closets are built like this, where you can just like, fold up your futon and that’s kind of what they’re for, and you can put some shelves in for clothes, but … it’s not very convenient if you wanna HANG anything. So you can buy some bars to put along here, and hang your clothes off of, which is what I did, but… that’ll cost you some extra money, so, kind of plan for that if you end up with a closet like this. But this room was really nicely sized. I had a desk over there, and, yeah my bed, and there was quite a bit of room in the middle here, and I had Maro’s cage and stuff in this area. and all the doors in this house are sliding doors, which are really nice, so you can keep them open if you want. and… makes the place look a little more spacious. And you can close them easily. Maro! (laughs) One bad thing about this apartment was, there’s not much sunlight, as you can see there’s a building directly beside us here, and… … there was another building over on this area. So… I didn’t get much sunlight in here, so it wasn’t very good for videos. And this is the other bedroom. It’s quite but smaller than the first room. It’s got a sliding door and then a balcony outside. … and an aircon! Which is definitely necessary – when you’re renting an apartment in Japan make sure it has an aircon, or you will DIE in the summer! And the winter is also very cold, so… Um, and this apartment came with the lights, which was great. I didn’t have to buy any. Maro! (=^・^=) is waiting to move to the new place, but … yeah So that is about it. I hope you guys enjoyed that. And I gave you an idea of how much apartments cost here in Tokyo, this is a CHEAP one, though… Um, I kind of have a feeling that it was really cheap because… … somebody died here? Or somebody was killed here? Uh, usually when that happens in Japan they will give you a discount on the apartment. and I think LEGALLY they’re required to tell you, but maybe because I was a foreigner they decided they didn’t have to do that… but the price was like, SUSPICIOUSLY low for this area of Tokyo, so… …yeah, if you don’t CARE about that kind of stuff you can get a good deal out of apartments, so maybe shop around and look for one of those, but, uh, I like this place. It was a really good size for me, unfortunately I have too much stuff… …so, if I would like the place to be clean and organised I definitely needed something bigger, which is why I’m moving, but yeah! Look forward to the new house tour which is coming up soon, and thanks for watching guys! Bye!

100 Comments

Dutsin

Jan 1, 2018, 12:13 pm Reply

Munich is more expensive what the hell hahah I'm moving

Technosaurus Punk

Jan 1, 2018, 8:09 pm Reply

Jeez, I'm rewatching this because I'm renting an apartment in Kyoto and I'm paying a little bit less than you and your apartment here is sooooooo much nicer than mine is going to be. I'm going to die in the summer, pray for me T.T

Fire Penguin Disco Panda

Jan 1, 2018, 6:02 am Reply

yikes

roundsout155

Jan 1, 2018, 1:24 pm Reply

BUY A BAR FOR YOUR SHOWER !!!!1/17/18 SPOKANE WA !!!

ap Cast

Jan 1, 2018, 7:42 pm Reply

Sharla, if the bathroom bothers you because the floor gets wet, why not install a rod like you do with the closet to be able to hang a shower curtain?

Alejandro Juarez

Jan 1, 2018, 7:13 pm Reply

that apartment would be at least $1,600 in California.

gerald pimentel

Feb 2, 2018, 9:22 pm Reply

can we share room. i will be your boy 😀

Shahid khan

Feb 2, 2018, 8:54 am Reply

does any one can share room with you peoples????

mr fantastic

Feb 2, 2018, 2:44 am Reply

Jesus Christ, you sound and talk exactly like my sister, I gotta show my brothers this video

tertertr tetrete

Feb 2, 2018, 12:44 pm Reply

Cheap? Haha 700 per month for that tiny thing is NOT cheap XD You idiots actually thinking this is a fantastic deal lol

モレスキレネさん

Feb 2, 2018, 6:18 pm Reply

No Joke I like small apartments how in your Video. Here in poland is small more bigger home. I m a small autistic poland Man but everyone can speak with me and laugh. I love日本, Thunderstorms, japanese Rock and Metalbands.

Greetings from Poland.

Leo;u

Feb 2, 2018, 12:47 am Reply

I want to live in japan cause of culture and stuff but I'm scared that I can't find a job

RePuLse

Mar 3, 2018, 2:20 am Reply

Lol the way you said kitchen at the beginning

Phong Nguyen

Mar 3, 2018, 9:32 am Reply

700$ per month ???

Anggi Prabandari

Mar 3, 2018, 2:16 pm Reply

Your apartment is really cozy but for me ¥75.000/month is expensive hahahaha. I’m just a student in japan. My apartment in Japan is only ¥27.000/month. One studio apartment tho. And really near to the station. Only 3 minutes walking.

Oh and I think, if an apartment get some discount because of some accidents happened before, it’s just only for a while, maybe up to 3 to 6 months only. I asked to the rent company myself when I hunting apartment and found a big one with a cheap rent. He explained that the late tenant killed himself and willing to discounted it to ¥26.000/month but only for 3 months. After that it would be ¥65.000/month. And it was a studio apartment. A lil bit big than mine now.

Pei K

Mar 3, 2018, 10:02 pm Reply

I think I recognize your beginning music intro…from a video game, if I'm not mistaken! and nice tour.

Mostafa Hussien

Mar 3, 2018, 12:25 pm Reply

Wow.. two rooms..can I ask where is it?and who was your real estate..

Patricia Pan

Mar 3, 2018, 4:38 am Reply

Thank you very much

richard klegin

Mar 3, 2018, 12:54 am Reply

$700 dollars for a bedroom . i pay $620 and no criminals in my complex

Erika Ken

Mar 3, 2018, 3:04 pm Reply

That’s so expensive for me… :’

Aãstha ØTaKû!

Apr 4, 2018, 3:13 pm Reply

Cool Apartment!! Before one was truly small -.- and this one is pretty cool

Thedude 24/7

Apr 4, 2018, 2:09 am Reply

That's crazy at 2:17 when you opened the door looking into that room gave me an uneasy feeling and i felt that something bad happened to someone in there and in the end of the video you mention someone possibly dying or being murdered in the apt.Whats weirder than that is i have no idea how i ended up on this video.

djUpRoar

Apr 4, 2018, 4:03 am Reply

$700 yin? Or US dollar?

Kristen Lombard

Apr 4, 2018, 1:32 am Reply

I've been watching your videos for years n just now realized I wasn't subbed, sorry

William Schmidt

Apr 4, 2018, 4:44 am Reply

Please make sure you stay over there not come back here

Leland Matt

Apr 4, 2018, 3:44 pm Reply

How much does a nice place cost, Like a real size place

Pia Korkeamäki

Apr 4, 2018, 8:19 pm Reply

Whoah, i pay like 700$ for our apartment here in Sweden and our apartment is like completly new with a really big open kitchen and a round balcony and alot of space and windows in the livingroom. I would get so dispointed if i had that apartment for that price. >_<

Gabrielle

Apr 4, 2018, 9:12 pm Reply

I absolutely adore Japan and everything it has to offer. However, I am surprisingly not too fond of the design aspect of a lot of the housing. Granted, Japan has a lot of people and not a lot of land space so places are small, but the apartments/housing feels very drab to me. It feels too sterile, almost hospital-like. This applies only to modern design, though. Traditional Japanese architecture is astoundingly lovely.

Chief Hngnblz

Apr 4, 2018, 12:15 am Reply

this apt is an old one and reformed a bit..maybe just floor and windows..but i can tell you can smell the old NIOI…
to rent an apt in Japan you must think about a lots of
things..a lot and that wouls take 30 some years to figure it out.
lmfao

Gerald Ford

Apr 4, 2018, 11:15 pm Reply

That tub is the worst but id rent that

Saul Goodman

Apr 4, 2018, 5:44 am Reply

For 1 sec i thought this is sneaky

Oscar Angeles

Apr 4, 2018, 2:21 am Reply

4:20

chase folis

Apr 4, 2018, 5:53 pm Reply

The closet was made so Noone can hang themselves in it lol. Yeah that was dark but you have to admit it was kinda funny.

twisterchaser 1

Apr 4, 2018, 7:30 am Reply

Fuck that

Agung Rizki

Apr 4, 2018, 9:35 am Reply

$700 a month?

Lambo Ferrari

May 5, 2018, 11:03 am Reply

The Apartment Was Cute!

John Smith

May 5, 2018, 6:28 am Reply

If I hired a hitman to kill someone in their apartment, could I save money in the long run if I was to rent it for around two years?

Tacoma M.

May 5, 2018, 1:35 pm Reply

you could have hung a curtain in that bathroom. thats what i did.

Shubham More

May 5, 2018, 4:18 am Reply

it pretty luxurious house
its good for a single person
loved ur video

Seth Dyer

May 5, 2018, 12:58 am Reply

Crazy. I'm paying 1000 a month for a 3000 square foot house on a piece of land with 2 shops. And that's paying for it, not renting. The world is nuts

Christofer Riche

May 5, 2018, 4:07 am Reply

why did you move to Japan?

Kyle Mann

May 5, 2018, 6:14 am Reply

Wow, a buddy of mine in Tokyo has an apartment that size for almost half the price. You must be near a University or Business District.

Cherno

May 5, 2018, 3:30 pm Reply

Wait what just 700$ for this? I thought tokyo is a lot more expensive. Is this in some "bad" neighborhood?

Peggy Converse

May 5, 2018, 6:37 pm Reply

I've lived in worse and paid more..

General Zod

May 5, 2018, 9:09 pm Reply

So, the Japanese don't believe in using shower curtains?

TFtusave

May 5, 2018, 5:44 am Reply

Wow you are beautiful

Harry Correa

May 5, 2018, 11:53 am Reply

Ew.

da reaper

Jun 6, 2018, 3:13 am Reply

$225 for a local

Chocolate Blunt Boy

Jun 6, 2018, 5:55 pm Reply

I'm looking for a place over there and I don't care how many people were killed there the cheaper the better and you timed that video out just perfect !

Valar morghulis

Jun 6, 2018, 1:20 am Reply

I dont want to know if someone died in there to be honest. However I would want to know if something is wrong with the building.

Put bathroom rugs down in there. no slipping!
To add, that place would be covered in ikea stuff lol

Jake

Jun 6, 2018, 8:52 pm Reply

Ok I trippin.. I clicked this video because I was certain this was Sneaky in cosplay!!

mac11380

Jun 6, 2018, 2:16 pm Reply

As far as the shower getting the floor wet, put up a shower curtain.

drew sykes

Jun 6, 2018, 7:20 pm Reply

that would cost >$1200 per month in whitehorse yukon

Carl Jordan

Jun 6, 2018, 8:36 am Reply

If you say your working to survive then save your cash and MOOVE

Ivan Fernandez

Jun 6, 2018, 7:57 pm Reply

It looks like a 2000 dollar apartment in california. hehehe

danzashadow

Jun 6, 2018, 10:25 pm Reply

you cant even find a studio apt in La for $700

1234 5678

Jun 6, 2018, 3:52 am Reply

420 Yolo

Sander Fitzwilliam

Jun 6, 2018, 6:11 am Reply

Wow you can get an apartment in Tokyo for only $700? Always thought it was really expensive over there. Cool!

Ameute

Jun 6, 2018, 7:46 am Reply

I feel Ike you could sleep in the closet XD

Saiya Man

Jun 6, 2018, 3:50 pm Reply

You look JUST like C9 Sneaky. I had to tell you. And if you don’t know who he is, look him up and look at his cosplay. Lol

Mr. Mango

Jun 6, 2018, 9:52 am Reply

That's worst than where I live and I live with my mother

atom

Jun 6, 2018, 4:27 am Reply

I like your glasses 8)

TAVO

Jun 6, 2018, 10:19 pm Reply

If people get kill in Japan then is not a safe country as i thought

Jericho Bro ́

Jun 6, 2018, 9:16 pm Reply

it looks like a shithole !

Bud Green

Jun 6, 2018, 2:52 am Reply

That's why I love our great country America cause everything is bigger and better here.

some human being

Jun 6, 2018, 2:05 am Reply

DO not wear shoes in the house. if you wear it the peope who re rent to u if they see a shoe mark

some human being

Jun 6, 2018, 2:06 am Reply

What to use closet for (Empty) DESK FOR STUDY

Phillip Mulligan

Jun 6, 2018, 6:46 pm Reply

Where's the boot rack and sole brush mat. Gotta have a place to park those size 13 work boots.

Kim Jong-un

Jul 7, 2018, 3:42 am Reply

I'm from korea

Liz Mowrey

Jul 7, 2018, 1:58 am Reply

Wow! That's good sized for Japan too

Alexus TM

Jul 7, 2018, 7:10 pm Reply

The first room was the living area & the second should be you bedroom!

Chris Redfiel

Jul 7, 2018, 12:01 am Reply

めっちゃ素敵なお部屋ですが家賃は一ヶ月でいくらですか? 高そうですね。

Austin Paz

Aug 8, 2018, 12:01 am Reply

Honestly this is way better than living in Los Angeles.

Mamabear

Aug 8, 2018, 6:10 am Reply

That is super small I live in south texas i have a 2 bedroom apartment for $610 a month

Sasquatch Hadarock

Aug 8, 2018, 11:13 pm Reply

Looks about my size. Bit pricey tho

LyricHatTV

Aug 8, 2018, 1:50 pm Reply

Thank god! A culture where folding your clothes and piling them in a wardrobe is the norm! I would never hang my clothes in my 3 years of living by myself at University. Everytime my Mum came down to check I was keeping the place in order, she would ALWAYS say hang your clothes instead of folding them… Don’t think she’ll travel all the way to Japan to check I do that! XD

yuk747

Aug 8, 2018, 6:43 pm Reply

A cheep prefabricated shoe box with poor circulation for that price ? terrifying..! but perfect if your a zombie.. I would definitely run out of their just to get outside for a deep breath of air.

kai

Aug 8, 2018, 11:19 pm Reply

you look like Sneaky

Nashi

Oct 10, 2018, 4:48 am Reply

Whats the intro song?

JAMESMANOFFLINE

Oct 10, 2018, 8:37 am Reply

no way are you kidding me $700 Apartment For Rent it is cheap wow dam here IN America so Fucking expensive in Apartment

Orsolya L

Oct 10, 2018, 5:20 pm Reply

that looked terrible..especielly the kitchen

Jesuchrist Von Piro

Oct 10, 2018, 9:18 pm Reply

they live like the packed rats they are.

elyk46

Oct 10, 2018, 10:23 pm Reply

I'm confused, can't you just buy a shower curtain and a pressure bar to hold it up so your floor doesn't get wet?

I’m-a-Player2 Gaming

Nov 11, 2018, 1:43 pm Reply

I've seen the grudge and you white girls always seem to have that type of stuff happen to you? Life imitates art and vice versa… So pro-tip look for place we people have recently died! So work for a second life company help living members move crap out of your new place to live! =D

sherry a

Nov 11, 2018, 7:00 pm Reply

Uh duhhhh !! Why the hell didnt you just shower standing in the tub and put a shower curtain up !!! How stupid are you dumbass !!!!

sherry a

Nov 11, 2018, 7:01 pm Reply

What a little dump !!

scene’s singular

Nov 11, 2018, 2:05 am Reply

Can you give me your number dear pls i will come to tokyo in narch

jony jh

Dec 12, 2018, 5:12 pm Reply

HI, I HAVE SELECTED FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME FOR APRILL SESSION AND I WANT TO KNOW THAT , IN SAITAMA HOW MUCH MONEY NEED EVERYMONTH FOR LIVING?

shaniya’s channel

Dec 12, 2018, 3:03 am Reply

my nickname is sharizard

Helgi Myrkvi Douglas Valgeirsson

Dec 12, 2018, 11:16 pm Reply

So cheap!!!

Juan Garcia

Jan 1, 2019, 4:46 pm Reply

In Tokyo as well as Hong Kong you can find apartments for under $1000, but they are super tiny. A New York apartment is a penthouse next to them. Per square meter or square foot Hong Kong still exceeds most cities for costs. But they still have affordable apartments at the trade of lack of space. There are apartments in Hong Kong under 10 sq m (100 sq ft)!!

JAMESMANPH

Jan 1, 2019, 3:02 am Reply

How many been Room Do have you

Ian Chang

Mar 3, 2019, 9:44 am Reply

Japanese unfurnished place does not include washer and fridge 🙁

Cuban Cucumber

Mar 3, 2019, 9:52 pm Reply

If someone died of natural causes then that’s chill, but if it was a suicide or murder you can bet your ass I ain’t stepping foot in there.

Néstor Abreu Jiménez

May 5, 2019, 7:31 pm Reply

$700? In Tokyo? In my city (Harlem, NY) you won’t get a place that cheap and nice for less than a grand

Red

Jun 6, 2019, 6:18 am Reply

Washroom??? Bathroom

Red

Jun 6, 2019, 6:20 am Reply

Aboat aboat aboat

Yvonne Pan

Jul 7, 2019, 5:32 pm Reply

Nice apartment,bigger than I saw on other you tube channel was 950 for 1 bed

Game Life

Jul 7, 2019, 11:49 am Reply

Why your name is sharmander I think you like pokemon Charmander that's why ?

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