日本での一年間

August 20, 2010

My Apartment

Filed under: Inaka Life, seikatsu — myyearinjapan @ 4:14 am

The apartment has 3 rooms, plus a kitchen, plus a bathroom/laundry room, plus an entrance way area. In other words, I live in a palatial residence compared to the closet I lived in in Tokyo. I now live in an apartment so big, it has it’s own closet.

Anyway, before I get to the apartment itself, let me briefly show you what the area is like.

アパートの外から見える景色

This is the view from outside the front of my apartment and also the view I get from my kitchen window. Not too shabby, eh?

アパートの外見

My building. It has about 10 apartments in total.

玄関
The entranceway at my apartment. This is where I keep my shoes. No shoes inside please! (sorry that it’s blurry!)
寝室

My bedroom. I have not slept in here yet because this room has no air conditioning.

居間

This is the main room in my apartment and the only room with air conditioning or heat. I pretty much spend all my time here. The mats on the floor are called tatami and are typical of traditional Japanese homes.The three doors lead to the entranceway, bedroom, and my western wood floored room going left to right.

また、居間

This is the same room as seen when looking from the other side. Sorry for the mess.

台所

My kitchen! Where I cook things!

キッチンから見える湯室・洗濯機

Looking into the bathroom from the kitchen. I have a laundry machine and vanity. The toilet is in a seperate water closet and the shower/bath is a seperate room.

お風呂

This is the shower/bath. It's like a little closet with a drain at the bottom so you can spill water anywhere in the room and it won't get anywhere where it isn't supposed to be. The bath is really deep, but it's square so you would have to sit with your knees hugged to your chest to fit.

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6 Comments »

  1. Hello there,
    I like your apartment, sometimes smaller is better.It seems like a good size to me, comfy.The view is wonderful,what more could you ask for. I also enjoyed your pics, you do get around.You are letting others see
    places that they may not ever have the chance to visit.

    Comment by Sandra — August 24, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

  2. Pictures! I thought you might start posting in your blog so here I am!

    You’re places looks so nice. I will definitely go visit! (maybe move in with you hahaha)

    Hope the heat gets more bearable for you to use your room =)

    Lindar

    Comment by Lindar — August 29, 2010 @ 5:01 am

    • you are always welcome to visit. 🙂

      Comment by myyearinjapan — September 6, 2010 @ 12:32 am

  3. Susannah, I found your blog!
    You’re right – your apartment would be a Tokyo palace! And I love those deep bath tubs…!

    Miki

    Comment by miki^^ — September 1, 2010 @ 11:41 pm

  4. Reminds me of my apartment in Kyoto, but even bigger and a lot older. That is a retro-tastic little ’80s kitchen like the one in my host family’s house in Okinawa….which is probably about the size of your apartment + 1 room. You should try “Alabama air conditioning” (a bowl of ice water placed behind an electric fan).
    I really miss my big J-bathtub. Except for the fact that I couldn’t float in it like I can in my regular bathtub. But I looooved how relaxing that thing was.

    Comment by reccaphoenix — January 13, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

    • Haha. I’ve seen the ice water with the electric fan before, but I haven’t heard it called Alabama air conditioning. I will try that come summertime.

      Comment by myyearinjapan — January 14, 2011 @ 10:57 am


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