We finally got the keys to our new place last Friday and it feels so good to be somewhat, sort of, not really settled.
We managed to find a one bedroom — or 1 LDK in Japan real estate lingo, for living room, dining room and kitchen — and within a 20-minute walk to Craig’s office. It’s about 54 square meters, or approximately 581 square feet. Coming from a two bedroom, one-and-a-half bath back in Michigan, it’s definitely downsizing, but it has gorgeous modern finishes and checked off just about all our boxes: one bedroom, work area, three-burner stovetop (many have only two), washer/dryer in unit, bicycle storage and plenty of closets.
The furniture and decorations in the pictures below were demos put in by the owner so we could get an idea what would fit. I’ll post pictures later to show you what we do with it. IKEA furniture remains a work in progress, but we still have all our appendages and still like each other.
Check it out — and learn a little about Tokyo apartments: