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  • 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.

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    阿多賓 posted on 2013/10/18
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