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  • we've all seen the videos with the tiny apartments and luxury apartments and pretty much everything in between major cities like Tokyo Japan are known for their high rent prices and small spaces but I've always wondered where exactly is Tokyo's cheapest apartment.

  • So I look for it and I found it and this this is it right here.

  • Let's take a peek inside.

  • Oh look at this.

  • Okay so I think we got a Turn on the light 1st.

  • Wow this this is tiny.

  • So just walking this hallway alone as an experience, I kind of got to turn sideways.

  • The landlord told me that he was just going to leave everything unlocked for me and requested that when I'm done.

  • I just make sure to turn off all of the lights spares another floor up here and this, this is the room here Now I've got to start by turning on the lights here.

  • Yeah, there we go.

  • Mhm.

  • Okay.

  • Yeah this makes sense.

  • Also I should mention that when I see the cheapest apartment in Tokyo, I don't just mean the greater Tokyo area like the 23 awards.

  • I mean within Central Tokyo within the borders of the Yemen Otay line.

  • The major line that hits all the Tokyo station.

  • This place here is very central.

  • Almost in the middle of Tokyo.

  • We'll call it cozy at the time of recording.

  • This is actually the cheapest apartment in central Tokyo but only 9800 am.

  • That's like it's like $100 but do not.

  • Its appearance fool you.

  • We are playing fast and loose with that word apartment.

  • So let's take over detailed look at this place and what it has and more importantly, what it doesn't.

  • And I guess what makes it so cheap start right near the entrance.

  • So right near the entrance here, there's a little bit of a storage space.

  • Again, don't let the wide angle lens fool you.

  • This space is actually pretty tight like again, I'd be hard pressed to eat.

  • It's properly properly fit in here.

  • And then you've got the sink space here.

  • Again, fairly small, really basic.

  • It does have running water but only cold water, no hot.

  • You've got a drawer there for your cutlery and some standard under sink storage here with a super luxury knife rack.

  • You'll notice there's no burner.

  • You probably could use an induction burner and plug it in here.

  • But I think that's that's the best you're gonna get.

  • It's a lot of switches actually.

  • Mhm and they do nothing.

  • I'm probably turning on the lights in somebody else's room as I do that.

  • And this is the entire room right here.

  • Now, I know that lens makes this place looks big and wide and as you get it, it's not like it's only 15 m squared, which is almost certainly bigger than my first place in Tokyo.

  • So it's definitely livable.

  • But you've also probably already noticed that living here.

  • It comes with a few catches aside from the lack of hot water and the mystery pipe that has run through here.

  • You'll also notice that there's no air conditioner in here whatsoever, which honestly might not be too bad in the summer if you have a fan, it's pretty hot day today actually, but inside here is somewhat cool.

  • I can't really speak for the winter.

  • I assume you'll be cold.

  • Also, before I forget, one of my favorite little features is this tiny little under floor storage area which a lot of people tend to use cold food storage and stuff like that.

  • But okay, wow, that is, that is actually much more spacious than I was originally expecting you.

  • You can store a lot under there.

  • Okay.

  • Also there is just a plug in the middle of the wall.

  • I guess if you put like a little end table there would be perfect.

  • But let's take a peek out here and this is the view you get okay.

  • Not the fanciest few in the world, but also not the worst.

  • I've had places that the window has opened up just straight into a wall that you just touch on the other side.

  • So as far as views go, this isn't bad and I think this area right here, but actually the hook up for your washing machine should you have one, but you may not need one, we'll talk about that in a minute and then you would just place the washing machine itself right here and then I guess the rest just brings you out into this little little backyard space here.

  • I wonder if we can get up onto the roof.

  • I feel like it's got to be able to get onto that roof, right?

  • We're definitely going to try to get out on the roof because you may have also noticed there's no bathroom in here.

  • Mhm.

  • That's because there is no washroom, there's no bath, no shower and no toilet except for except for one person.

  • So there's two rooms right here and if we head up these stairs which have no semblance of a railing, there are two rooms right here and one more right here and you might think at this is the bathroom also, this guy's into skateboarding and I love that she's skateboarded out here today.

  • This here says that this toilet is for Room 203 only.

  • Now we'll take a quick peek and that's the entire thing, toilet with a little bit of a shower back there.

  • And for the life of me, I can't find a light.

  • Yeah, even up here in the roof area, I'm pretty sure there's nothing and this is one of the things that makes it so cheap despite being the central Tokyo area, let's take a look.

  • Okay, so that pretty much just dumps, you know, right on the roof, and this this does not feel safe and actually speaking of safety, that's another big part is that this building was built in 1978, which was before Japan's new building codes for earthquakes, which means the structural and basically the building, there's a good chance it would not hold up well in an earthquake.

  • So those older places tend to be cheaper as well.

  • But you know what that means, that this is the last place that you would want to be if an earthquake hit.

  • So I'm just gonna, it's gonna slowly okay.

  • But all that aside, the location isn't bad and it's not that far from the station.

  • I think it's only 10-15 minutes from Kitagawa Bashi station, which is right on the actual line.

  • And these stairs, these stairs are terrifying.

  • There's a stare back there that you could completely lose your wallet dealing.

  • Just trying nothing.

  • I'm just trying not to fall here.

  • Mhm.

  • Here we go.

  • But if you're like me, you're probably curious about what everybody else does for the bathroom who lives here.

  • So let me show you and as we do, let's check out the area because we're gonna have to, we're gonna have to go for a bit of a walk.

  • Yeah, yeah.

  • Right next door is a cafe and gluten free bakery, so it's pretty cool to and then you can't see anything because of us.

  • What wonderful timing right on the other side across the street, there's actually a coin laundry and domino's pizza and I'm pretty sure the bathroom is telling that way, I actually wouldn't mind living right in front of dominoes and I think the washroom is here at the Macedo Die library, which I think it's just down here.

  • Actually was lucky enough to meet two of the gentleman who lived there once said he was a student, the other said he was a part time worker, both super friendly.

  • Neither one entirely keen on being in the video, that's fine, that's fine.

  • And it looks like, yeah, that's the library right there and it's just about a minute, maybe two if you're walking really slow down from where the apartment is and they have washrooms on each floor of the library but the library and the washrooms are only open until seven PM, that's a pretty huge catch.

  • I don't, I don't know about you but for me only began to use the nearest wash them into like seven PM feels like a pretty big Caviar.

  • That that's a major plot twist.

  • Mind you, if we're okay, let's try and stay positive.

  • The nearest convenience store is only like maybe 5-10 minute walk.

  • So I guess I'm tempted to say it could be worse, but this is, this is pretty much the worst I've ever seen.

  • I don't know, let's let's stay positive about it.

  • One of the other things that makes this place a little more, we'll say affordable is that is it is far from soundproof almost the entire time that I've been in here, I've been battling noise from the outside you get there.

  • It is, It's just, this is what it's been like the whole time.

  • Mhm.

  • Far from quiet and honestly inside the room is not much better.

  • Mm I'd actually considered renting this place out for a month just to just see what would be like to live here from.

  • I thought it might be fun.

  • The company who manages this place, I think they're called Hammond who specializes in places under 60,000 yen cheap apartments in Tokyo for under like 5 $600 a month.

  • But I also kind of felt that this place should just remain open for somebody who really needs it.

  • Find you the advertisements for this place.

  • Do say you can use it as an extra sleeping space or you can use it for storage.

  • I don't know what I would, I don't think I would store anything here.

  • I don't trust the locks on the windows, let alone the one On the door.

  • And personally, I don't think I'd be able to get past the washroom situation.

  • I just couldn't, would you be able to?

  • Speaking of which I also found out what our mystery tube is for its 203 when he gets to enjoy his luxury washroom.

  • Yeah, just, just passes, just passes right through there.

  • One more benefit to check out.

  • It's like the Michael scott paper company in here.

  • Mm.

  • Mm hmm.

we've all seen the videos with the tiny apartments and luxury apartments and pretty much everything in between major cities like Tokyo Japan are known for their high rent prices and small spaces but I've always wondered where exactly is Tokyo's cheapest apartment.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/09/12
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