Hello new apato! :)

17 Apr, 2010

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On April 17th we finally moved into our new and final apartment, it’s such a relief we don’t have to pack anymore! Apparently all our stuff doesn’t fit in our luggage anymore, so we had to carry extra plastic bags to move our stuff.
Pile of bags, backpacks all packed up and ready to go

Last time we moved, was from the hotel in Ikebukoro to Toranomon subwaystation. The journey wasn’t long but it was hell because our luggage was so heavy!! So this time we decided to take a cab instead. Public transportation + luggage sux!

Happy times! The cab ride cost us about 800 yen, which was soooo worth it!

First time we entered the apartment we were so relieved! It was bigger than we expected it to be (bigger than our apartment in Toranomon). We also have a nice big closet and balcony!  Of course it’s not a penthouse, but it’s big for our Japanese standards! Take a look:

Hallway/kitchen

The bedroom/living room and closet.

View from our frontdoor.

So YAY for:

  • bigger apartment
  • 7th floor = nicer view
  • right next to Yasukuni Shrine
  • 10 min walk to school/5 min by bike

NAY:

  • no electric toilet
  • longer walk to nearest subway stations
  • older building

But we’re very happy with this apartment and like the bigger size a lot!

[addition] Thanks (again) Niels Bierman for reviewing our Japanese Rental Contract! Couldn’t have done it without you :P [/addition]

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4 Comments to “Hello new apato! :)”

  1. Kathryn
    23 April, 2010

    What just happened? where did my message just go? Must have pressed the wrong button. Anyway, Congratulations!
    cool apartment… Enjoy!

  2. Niels
    23 April, 2010

    A fine apato indeed.

    But where’s the credit for the wonderful person without whom none of this would have been possible??

    I demand goddamn kudos!

  3. 23 April, 2010

    @Kathryn, haha I don’t know what happened to your message, but thanks!

    @Niels, It’s in the post of our first apartment:
    http://okidokyo.com/blog/march-31-apa-to-wa-doko-desu-ka/

    But once again thanks Niels for reviewing our rental contract! Because that was all in Japanese.

  4. Niels
    24 April, 2010

    Oops — I stand corrected.

    Anyway, love the blog, keep it up!

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