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  • Hey guys, welcome back to my channel.

  • So today I'm going to show you the things that I really like about my japanese apartment.

  • So it's kind of like an apartment to her, but I'm just going to kind of show you the highlights of the things that I really like about my apartment that I live in and how grateful I am for.

  • It's a very unusual apartment.

  • A lot of people don't get apartments like this, but we're also keep in mind, we're also on the outskirts of Tokyo, were not actually directly in the middle of the city, so any where that's on the outskirts of Tokyo is probably gonna be cheaper than on the inside of Tokyo, if that makes sense.

  • Some of you guys are probably going to ask how much this apartment actually is And our rent is 1300 and it's actually 1200, but we pay 100 this is in dollars $100 extra for maintenance because you usually have maintenance, maintenance fees wherever I went.

  • Um I had maintenance fees and that's not including utilities and all that stuff, but The rent is actually about 1200 dollars.

  • Um This is our apartment, it's like a designer apartment by designer.

  • It's, it's a very unique structure, like we have our stairs, this is the best thing ever because most apartments don't have um stairs, they don't go upstairs.

  • So it's very much like a house and that's why we chose this because we have an upstairs where all the bedrooms are and then we have our living room and our kitchen down here.

  • So this is really nice.

  • I feel like I'm in my home.

  • It's not like this one room place where we can hear everything.

  • This is very rare.

  • Like you don't find this anywhere.

  • And the thing is all the apartments that are in this complex are a little bit different.

  • The apartments below us don't have stairs.

  • I think, I think each apartment is different.

  • I look actually took a peek inside our neighbor's house and it looks very different like the flooring and everything looks different.

  • We have wood floor for our apartment and that's what I wanted in my apartment.

  • That was one thing that I really wanted was good flooring because I think the one next door is a very marble e gross orange.

  • And I was like, you know please.

  • So this is the, one of the number one things I really like about my apartment.

  • I never had anything like this before.

  • So in japan they have, they measure rooms by tatami mat.

  • Right?

  • So this room, this whole room, our kitchen, our living room, our kitchen on this side is 12 Joel which is 12 tatami mat, square tatami mats.

  • 13 13 joe.

  • Oh my gosh, so it's a little different when you're measuring things but this is really big for an apartment and we have a kitchen and this is the living room.

  • I guess this is supposed to be our dining area, right?

  • But you can turn it into a living slash dining and that's what we did.

  • So nothing really matches right now because I screwed up on the table.

  • I love my co Tatsu even though it doesn't match anything, I love my contacts.

  • Uh, so this is where we eat dinner in Japan taxes are very popular.

  • Um Obviously we don't have the little cloth that goes over it, but in the winter you can put a cloth underneath this part, it's like a little blanket to put over your legs when we're eating.

  • Um but this is our dining table and this is what most Japanese apartments have and I always wanted one, but I got the wrong color even though this is a very beautiful color, like this is very beautiful, but we still love this one and it's a good size too, but you plug it in and then it heats up underneath in the winter and then in the summer you don't use it, you just use it as a regular table.

  • So we eat all of our dinners and our food's here.

  • I love it.

  • It just makes me feel like I'm in Japan and yeah, I've always wanted one and I never had one in my past apartments.

  • So this is another thing that I'm so grateful for, especially in the winter, it's like the best thing ever.

  • Everyone needs a kotaku in their apartment.

  • So the other thing that I really like is obviously r air conditioner because most departments well now they're starting to do it.

  • But a lot of apartments have air conditioners and some don't lifesaver especially now it's like in degrees Fahrenheit it's like almost 100 degrees outside and Celsius, it's like 37 or something.

  • 39.

  • Alright so hot.

  • So I'm really grateful for the fact that we have two air conditioners, one here and one upstairs, one is in the other room but it's broken so we're not using that room.

  • Yeah this is a dream, this is a refrigerator but most apartments cannot fit this large of a refrigerator.

  • This refrigerator is like big for any kind of apartment.

  • A lot of japanese apartments you cannot fit A refrigerator this large.

  • So we have 3 um freeze, we have two freezer vegetables and drinks and my alcohol two freezers, two freezers.

  • If you want to know what we have in here, I have no idea what we have in here.

  • We have like sausage from new these mothers, some vegetables, brussels sprout, so it's you know all of these autos, autos Yugi has some porcini, I can't speak and then this is our second freezer, we have some frozen right blueberries and bag film music puts his film camera, film and fix here if anybody wants to know this is our refrigerator, it's probably really messy right now.

  • We have like vegetables and chicken and all this stuff.

  • So this is a dream refrigerator.

  • It's very hard to get this if you're moving to Japan by yourself or if you're like in the military you get like houses and stuff like that.

  • So that's pretty nice.

  • Okay, this is my kitchen, this did not come with the apartment, this whole counter.

  • We actually bought this separate, this is an island, They actually had a wooden one but it wasn't available I think at the time but this one didn't come with the apartment but I needed a counter, I needed like an island in the middle of the kitchen and I'm so glad we did it because he was like and then I got it and he's like oh my God, this is the best thing ever.

  • So now I can cut things and I can cook things and we got this at night or which is a Japanese furniture store.

  • So if you come to Japan that's like the cheapest Furniture store that you can go to next week.

  • So this, we got at me Tony, I think it was like $300.

  • I think this was the most expensive furniture regard.

  • This is the kitchen and this is pretty large for a kitchen actually, apartment kitchen.

  • Um this is this space is usually non existent in Japanese apartments, usually just have the sink and then you have your stove but here we have a little counter space but we use it to put our dishes on obviously and then dry our dishes, we have two burners which is enough.

  • I would rather have three.

  • But you know that's my americanness coming out.

  • I need three burners but we also have what I love about our apartment is our fish grill.

  • So this is a fish grill, this is an old one, obviously this apartment is used but yeah I cook fish and you can grill things in it.

  • Most japanese apartments have this um some japanese apartments don't even have like the fish grill and the stove you have to buy it separate but we're lucky and it's already in our apartment so I needed that for sure but we have lots of storage in this place which is amazing because a lot of my apartments didn't have as much storage except for my first department in Nagoya but this one has like cupboards up here, cupboards down here, I won't show you inside because it's not the most the cleanest.

  • The weird thing that I didn't like about this apartment was the toilet next to the kitchen, like it just was really awkward and weird.

  • This is our bathroom.

  • Mhm mm so if you come inside this is the toilet but it's really awkward because it's right next to the kitchen, so that's the only thing I didn't like about it but there's always gonna be one thing that you don't like it about about an apartment.

  • Everything else was fine.

  • I checked off on my list.

  • But yeah we have storage up here which is awesome.

  • All of our toilet paper and girly things and stuff so yeah this is our bathroom so that's the only awkward thing but I'm very grateful for the fact that I have a bathroom.

  • If you're wondering what this door is here this leads to the gang con area which is the foyer.

  • Mhm.

  • Yeah.

  • Mhm.

  • This is our gang con area are boxes just came for furniture so there's kind of full but usually put your shoes over here.

  • You don't wear shoes in the house which is normal in japan.

  • And then we have our shoebox which I love.

  • You can't see it now but inside this cupboard is all of our shoes thank freaking God we have a big shoe box so we can't even still fit our all of our shoes.

  • And the U.

  • G.

  • Is working from home.

  • So that's why there's his computer over here and all of his books and his work stuff because in the office upstairs we don't have air conditioning.

  • So he works down here.

  • I work in my own office.

  • Thank you Yuji.

  • I'm so grateful for that.

  • This is the largest tv I ever actually had or owned in Japan so I guess I'm grateful for that.

  • We get to watch movies and netflix and everything on there.

  • We have three balconies which is very unheard of in an apartment.

  • We have one balcony here but we need to clean it up because obviously it's getting kind of gross but we don't, we never really go outside.

  • It's so hot, it's humid outside.

  • But this is one of our balconies.

  • So really grateful to have this.

  • But we need to like do it up.

  • But we just had a conditional clean.

  • So yeah, lots of dart dirty water came from the commissioner.

  • Yes.

  • Yeah, but we don't even know if we're going to actually redo this outside because we might be moving in like another year or so, so we don't know what we're gonna do, but let's go upstairs.

  • Mhm.

  • Right.

  • All right.

  • So this is our upstairs.

  • It's kind of small, but we have two rooms and we have a bathroom and this is where we take a shower and all that stuff.

  • We just got new curtains.

  • So these are all skills, but this is our bathroom.

  • This is pretty normal vanity, which is sometimes hard to find in Japan.

  • I love the fact that I can pull this out and use clean this and use this.

  • So that's nice.

  • This vanity is like everything.

  • I love this big sink, we don't have a counter, but that's okay.

  • I still use my washing machine is my counter.

  • We just got this separately.

  • This didn't come with the apartment, we actually had to buy this to make shelving space and then this is our bath room and on the outside we have we can control the air the venting here and then we can dry our clothes.

  • So this button dries the clothes.

  • So if we wash them we can drive them in here when it's raining.

  • So I am so grateful for the fact that we have an apartment that can dry clothes.

  • The rainy season.

  • Yeah, in the rainy season you don't want to put it outside so you want to dry your clothes.

  • Just turn this on.

  • This is our shower room is so humid in here because there's actually the windows open and that's how you bent everything because in Japan things get super moldy like super fast and dusty.

  • So we try to bend things as much as possible as we keep the window open right?

  • So this is our control panel for the the bathtub so you can fill the water by itself and it stays hot if you want it to stay hot and it talks so if you want to turn on the bath it says the water is going to go in and then there's gonna be water that comes out of this little a slot in just a few seconds.

  • See and then it fills up, this is not inside.

  • So it's gonna tell me that it's open.

  • But yeah and then you can control the temperature and everything for the shower and then when you open this this is for the bath so you can put more water in, you can lower the water, you can heat it up, you can do whatever you want to take a nice relaxing bath and this is one of my favorite things in my apartment because I never had that before.

  • This is our bathtub.

  • Usually japanese bathtubs are super deep, which is nice because it feels kind of like you're in a hot spring and then they always come with this things to put on top to keep the water warm.

  • So it's not uh it doesn't get cold.

  • So you can save the water for other people because when you take a bath you can use the same water.

  • So people rinse themselves off with the shower hose and you can move this up here if you want or put this down here, you rinse yourself off, you wash your body and then you get in the bath.

  • So a lot of american people tend to like not shower and just take a bath.

  • So whenever I say that two people can use water, they think like oh that's dirty but you're cleaning yourself before you get in, right?

  • So that's one of the best things about this apartment is this bathroom and usually a bathroom is like one whole room, like this is just one room for the bath and the shower and you just shower off here.

  • So a lot of people come to japan and they're like oh should I show we're here because it's a room, it's not like a small little shower spaces.

  • So yeah, that's our bathroom.

  • Okay.

  • Yeah.

  • Mhm.

  • This is our office space.

  • We have a few extra food to come in here.

  • It is hot in here.

  • This is the duties like office space.

  • I love the space.

  • It's very cozy.

  • You saw this in my vlog if you guys watch my channel.

  • But this is a dude, jeez grandma's artwork.

  • It's leather.

  • This is our second healthy.

  • Mhm.

  • So we have our second balcony here which is nice.

  • I like this little space.

  • Um It's dirty out here too because we haven't done anything with it.

  • But this is a few G's desk that he doesn't use right now because it's too hot in here.

  • We have nice huge closets.

  • I love the fact that we have huge closets.

  • It's awesome.

  • Another thing I like about this apartment is the high ceilings.

  • Like in Japan.

  • Usually the ceilings are really low but ours were on the top floor.

  • So um you can see the roof area five tatami mats big.

  • It's not a very big room but it's enough for office space.

  • But it feels like it's been because of the yeah, it feels much bigger because of the ceiling.

  • So we're really lucky to have that.

  • All right.

  • This is my room.

  • Yeah.

  • So it's not done yet.

  • I still have some work to do on it.

  • But this is my bookshelf.

  • So I have some of my books on here and if you come in here, I have my fake plant.

  • This is my office.

  • You actually used to sleep down here.

  • But now we don't anymore because I wanted a space of my own to do youtube and like edit videos and all that stuff.

  • So my vision was like a white gray blue pastel color type space.

  • So it's not done yet.

  • That's why it's kind of messy.

  • I guess this is our next balcony and yeah, so this is where we hang all of our clothes out here and you guys see this in my blogs all the time if you watch me regularly.

  • So I have my nice carpet.

  • It's so nice.

  • I have air conditioner in here, The ceilings are super high, which is awesome.

  • And we have a loft which I love and we sleep up there, we push the bed up there so we could sleep here and I can work down here.

  • I actually have a air filter here.

  • So if you have a lot of allergies to dust and everything, you can turn this on.

  • But yeah, so this is our law.

  • This is kind of scary for most people because this is a tall ladder.

  • Like this is a very high loft.

  • But what's nice about it is you can actually stand up in it, not fully, but pretty much you can stand up in it.

  • So I'm gonna go, hey, okay, so if you look up here, this is our loft area, I have my teddy bears over there and we have a fan up here because heat rises and it gets very hot up here.

  • And then if you look down blue, so there's my office space, this is our bed.

  • We got this bed from koala and it's a really nice bed.

  • So if you're looking for a nice bed to sleep on this is so comfortable and this is where we sleep.

  • It's our little nook here.

  • I think it's cute and we have our bears up here recently.

  • Three at this moment we are trying to expand.

  • No, we're not, no we're not, no, no, we don't need any more teddy bears comment below which one is your favorite?

  • We named our berries, this is potato son because he looks like a potato.

  • I call him emotion because he's Imo means potato and japanese and then this is kuma, we won him in one of my belongings.

  • He saw, saw that puma means bear in japanese and then this is boo boo.

  • Yeah, so dude, he got hit one him in shinjuku for only a dollar.

  • It was 100 yen.

  • That is a tour of our apartment and we're probably gonna be adding to it.

  • But who knows, you know, I've been moving, we definitely want a house someday.

  • But this is the closest we could get to a house.

  • So I really liked the upstairs aspect and I love how high the ceilings are, the fact that we have loft and uh rooms upstairs and everything that we need in this apartment.

  • And it's not like directly in the city, so it's not super noisy or anything.

  • And yeah, this is our my little apartment tour and the things that I'm grateful for in my apartment.

  • So I hope you like this video.

  • And yeah, comment down below what you thought was really surprising, something that it's a different in your country, wherever you're at.

  • That's all I have for you today.

  • So I'll see you in the next video.

  • Bye.

  • Mhm.