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  • Published on Nov 27, 2021
  • Built by a well-known Japanese designer, today we are taking a peek inside Tokyo Japan's weirdest tiny apartment. One of the most interesting and unique buildings I have had the chance to step inside here in Japan. Some units even smaller than the last apartment we visited: ru-clip.com/video/jZ7Bu_SDJgM/video.html
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  • Amy Pimentel
    Amy Pimentel 3 months ago +3599

    I couldn’t stop laughing when she said “So let me show you around the room” *waves hand* “there it is” that was hilarious

    • lenny108
      lenny108 4 days ago

      this is how factory farming works. The animals for slaughter are given less and less space. The problem, however, is that we are humans and living as such is unreasonable. The state would have to intervene and ban such "apartments".

    • Shaolin Monk
      Shaolin Monk 8 days ago

      I loved her personality and outlook.

    • Yvonne Mariane
      Yvonne Mariane 9 days ago +1

      and "I usually just sit here at the window looking blank" .. sounds actually divine!

    • IRMacGuyver
      IRMacGuyver 9 days ago +1

      Reminds me of what a great philosopher once said, "No matter where you go, there you are."

    • jonathan jackson
      jonathan jackson 10 days ago

      I just said that

  • Smurphenstein
    Smurphenstein 2 months ago +1441

    The way Okazari instantly appreciated the possibilities for the space, I know she will make a fantastic architect. I imagine living where she does helps with that.

  • VesperAegis News & Games
    VesperAegis News & Games 3 months ago +2140

    6:12 I love how this guy literally just uses everything to his advantage, from the steel beams for a bookshelf, to the most pragmatic and minimalist use of a pole for privacy ever.

    • Standunitedorfall
      Standunitedorfall 2 months ago +43

      I loved his use of houseplants to make it feel like home, and give privacy. With all those windows you could have a jungle in there.

    • Dio Calderon
      Dio Calderon 3 months ago +44

      @VesperAegis News & Games
      He’s a badass, living in a tiny house but he can watch TV while bathing and not give a damn about missing his favorite shows.

    • VesperAegis News & Games
      VesperAegis News & Games 3 months ago +98

      @Daniel Sabrel Absolute boss of his own realm. This is his kingdom.

    • Daniel Sabrel
      Daniel Sabrel 3 months ago +79

      And he [can] eat meals, drink and watch movies sitting in the bathtub :D

  • Nyarlathotep
    Nyarlathotep 2 months ago +392

    “This bath is everything…”
    I laughed harder than I should have.
    Still, I like what he did with the place.

    • James Cole
      James Cole 9 days ago

      His life revolves around the bathtub.

    • Catherine Vaughan
      Catherine Vaughan 16 days ago +4

      Baths are EVERYTHING!!! 😂❤️

    • Nawee
      Nawee 24 days ago +6

      Yup the plants were a nice touch...

  • Tina Hochstetler
    Tina Hochstetler 3 months ago +702

    I love how excited the young lady was over the apartment she went to see. She even took pictures! I'm wondering if she moved to that apartment after this video. Would be fun to see a follow up video if she did.

  • Alt Columnist // 0verjoyed

    Okazaki seems to have a lovely view on life, enjoying the small things and maximizing the most out of the least. When she started talking about waiting to see the cats walk by, it just shows how the littlest moments of joy can be so big!

    • Alt Columnist // 0verjoyed
      Alt Columnist // 0verjoyed 15 days ago +1

      @theNimboo You're not wrong 😆 She is very adorable!

    • theNimboo
      theNimboo 15 days ago +4

      She literally talked like an anime character lol, that cat thing was definitely something I'd hear in an anime. And the way she makes that surprised sound when she first walks in a room and then makes some cute little comment lol that was adorable I really like her

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan Month ago +177

    Okazaki’s energy is infectious, it was so cute hearing how excited she was about each space. I wish the best for her.

  • rashee💗
    rashee💗 2 months ago +86

    The first guy had decorated the apartment so well that i actually wouldn't mind living in that tiny space

  • Mindcritique
    Mindcritique 5 months ago +2725

    Feels like she's gonna be a great architect. In just few moment, she's already throwing in her perspectives about the room and how to improve it and she notices every little tiny detail for the room you showed her.
    never really thought that there are such tiny apartments here in japan.

    • r& b
      r& b 5 months ago +34

      Tokyo especially has many tiny apartments, similar to these, but lacking the nice design aspect. Those are called "aparto" and much more challenging (depressing) to live in, as they don't have the window/ fresh air aspect.

  • Lee S
    Lee S 3 months ago +112

    I could live in Okazaki's room specifically. The others are a little too weird for my tastes. Size wise though I don't mind at all. In Australia I have a huge house, but in Japan I like to keep it minimal. Great video

  • RadenWA
    RadenWA 28 days ago +17

    This is helped with how well Japan takes care of their public and communal spaces. They are content with spending most of their time outside so the tiny apartment is not such an issue. It’s such a reverse from my situation where public places around me are uninteresting and hard to access so I’d rather just stay inside all day.

  • generalszabo
    generalszabo 3 months ago +47

    She's so happy to explore the other apartments, is really nice to watch :)

  • Lisa Y
    Lisa Y Month ago +16

    My appreciation/view for smaller living spaces has changed after this video. Recently due to sudden life events we went from living in a single family home to a small apartment. It's smaller so it really forces us to think of more creative and efficient ways to store things. Because of that it's more tidy than our old house.
    The Ueda-san and Okazaki-san's view on spaces was such an eye opener. I wouldn't mind living here. I don't need a big home, just a home that makes sense to me.

  • Vee
    Vee 5 months ago +13843

    I loved how the empty apartments seemed cold and non-functional, but seeing Ueda-san and Okazaki-san's living spaces, they were little homes. And how Okazaki-san immediately saw how to inhabit the empty room, that was really fun.

    • Maria Lacona
      Maria Lacona Month ago

      Ueda Kun

    • Rachael Durrant885
      Rachael Durrant885 Month ago

      Yeah I wouldn't really live there I'm not judging there homes btw

    • Emu
      Emu 3 months ago

      They really brough life into such little space. Makes me feel like I'm wasting space in my apartment.

    • CtrlAltRetreat
      CtrlAltRetreat 3 months ago +1

      @Eamonn Neeson
      Well. Seeing as how a quarter of the entire population of Japan lives in the greater tokyo metro, that'sa lotta people for one city. Also, specifically the city this video is about. Other cities and towns in Japan don't work like this. Even Osaka doesn't really do the tiny apts like this unless it's intentional avant garde architecture concept units in which case their oddity is what adds value for people trying them out. There's so much public space and amenities that for students like these only needing a place before they find work and start families, this makes a lot of sense. Their fantastic attitude and outlook of doing more with less is something everyone could do better with more of.

    • Peter Pan
      Peter Pan 3 months ago +1

      @Eamonn Neeson The same could be said for a suprising amount of cities in the world.
      But few come up with quality solutions like Japan.
      The usual approach is a mix of highrise concrete buildings, mixed with large rundown areas/ slums further outside the city center.

  • Tlaloc Vallejo
    Tlaloc Vallejo 26 days ago +10

    Okazaki is so adorable and positive about everything, I like how both architecture students were able to turn the small spaces into something unique and amazing.

  • Jamil Gotcher
    Jamil Gotcher 28 days ago +9

    So when I was a fashion model in Tokyo in the early 90s, I now see that my accommodations were luxury compared to those spaces. I remember my booker from the agency telling me how small their apartments were in Tokyo.

  • Soulful Wildflower
    Soulful Wildflower 3 months ago +20

    I have lived in some tiny spaces similar to the ones in the video, and it was actually pretty nice. My main requirement for a small space living is to have a solid division between the “bathroom” and the rest of the apartment/loft. Everything else I can pretty much deal with.

  • Roger bance
    Roger bance 3 months ago +9

    I love this video. I complain so much about not having enough things like money, time, items, space etc. And then you see people Okazaki who really put things in perspective. Her enthusiasm and way at looking at things is so infectious. Again, I love this video😊😊😊

  • Károly Nagy
    Károly Nagy 3 months ago +2474

    Can you imagine how good architect Okazaki will be? She immediately have seen the opportunities even in the most awkward spaces.

  • Julie me
    Julie me Month ago +3

    I would guess the mystery hole was for the air-conditioning to reach the level below and to not freeze the person sleeping in the loft

  • GK. DT
    GK. DT 3 months ago +3

    What I like in those appartements is the fact that they are all different and centered around different things.
    After living in different appartements (12m2 to 20m2), I realised that I wanted one that felt a little bit weird, that was special in more than one way. I am tired of generic appartements that all feel more or less the same, it's like I can't enjoy living in them that much. That video reminded me of that.
    I hope I will find one one day ^^

  • Emelia Gomez
    Emelia Gomez 3 months ago +8

    That was so cool to see how they live. Like she said having a small place means you don't accumulate a bunch of stuff. And easier to clean.

  • Chris O'Connor
    Chris O'Connor 3 months ago +9

    I love the Japanese culture. The Honor they all hold is really something I wish all cultures strided to uphold.
    Bravo all you awesome people!

  • MdMDmD
    MdMDmD 5 months ago +10329

    Okazaki san was the perfect person to inspect these tiny apartments with

    • Dragun
      Dragun 2 months ago

      Did he tap that?

    • r
      r 2 months ago

      she has a similar perspective as me who also lives in a small apt haha

    • Sir Paris
      Sir Paris 2 months ago

      Okazaki san is cute and has so much enthusiasm

    • A F
      A F 2 months ago

      Agreed

    • Jane Maqui Segismundo
      Jane Maqui Segismundo 3 months ago

      Asian thing

  • D Pimental
    D Pimental Month ago +5

    I love her honesty. She seems like a really chill person, and very positive. I looked around and just thought nope.

  • Dat Boi
    Dat Boi 2 months ago +13

    That guy's apartment thing was really nice. I love the vegetation he has going on.

  • Bomb Piantamdee
    Bomb Piantamdee Month ago +5

    All tenants are so positive! Love their energy ❤️

  • Beny
    Beny 3 months ago +12

    i love how they've used every space and in a creative way aswell. using the beams as a book shelf is genius

  • Carly
    Carly 4 months ago +5744

    I like the lady's perspective. Especially what she said about being lazy, how having a small room helps her to be more tidy and organized. I know that would be a definite plus for me.

    • Carly
      Carly Month ago

      @lujorom Everyone is different. These kind of spaces are not for everyone. She is an architecture student though so I can see how she would come up with those ideas.

    • luckviii
      luckviii 2 months ago

      I can see her perspective. I find it more interesting that both are architect students which may help explain why they find the place interesting to temporarily live in.

    • Keith Warner
      Keith Warner 2 months ago

      Small is beautiful. Less is more.

    • Bruno Adam
      Bruno Adam 3 months ago

      … they can’t even sit in the toilet…

    • Bub Fluff
      Bub Fluff 3 months ago

      She might be my spirit animal

  • nbaumg
    nbaumg 3 months ago +5

    as my first apartment especially while in college id be totally fine with living in a place like this

  • David Ding
    David Ding 13 days ago

    I love how it's all about how to appreciate the space you do have. There's something so rewarding about effective utilisation of space.

  • Luz P
    Luz P Month ago +6

    As an architect, I really like the concept and the spatial approach to 'how do we live?'. Could you pls mention the architects' name in the description? Thank you

  • Anastacia
    Anastacia 2 months ago +4

    I loved her energy exploring spaces, so nice to see how people use space!

  • wx
    wx 5 months ago +9476

    I loved Okazaki-san’s energy and the way she imagines using the space. All these apartments are interesting, thanks for showing them to us Norm.

    • Jeremy Fitzgerald
      Jeremy Fitzgerald 3 months ago

      shes so cute omg

    • Ese_ulii
      Ese_ulii 3 months ago

      E na ju el mustang

    • Max B
      Max B 4 months ago +2

      She's sweet!

    • Brent G
      Brent G 4 months ago +1

      @Tribizz92 you must be american

    • ElitePortraits
      ElitePortraits 4 months ago

      @Kuri You dont need to be architecture student to see these things,xD it has nothing to do with it. I always do, and my fiance even 10 times more than me, lol and we are not architecture or anything related xD

  • Anthony Woodson, Sr.
    Anthony Woodson, Sr. 2 months ago +10

    This video was so fun! I loved the people in them and the girl was so great with her imagination about how to use the space. Guess that is why she’s in architecture! Lol

  • Randy Vazquez
    Randy Vazquez 3 months ago +4

    Okazaki was so sweet! I was in Yokosuka many years ago, and that was my first exposure to Japanese culture. Seeing this video just took me back like it was yesterday. I miss Japan so much! Thank you for sharing the layouts and having the tenants share their thoughts too!

  • omer ofek
    omer ofek 3 months ago +2

    I would honestly like to live in Okazaki's apartment, I think it would fit my needs

  • MAR
    MAR 21 day ago +2

    Loved seeing her excitement. Such great energy.

  • Uikilifi Nau
    Uikilifi Nau 3 months ago +2

    Awesome video, great to see inside a place where someone is living and having their take on an empty unit was so cool 👍🏾
    Keep up the great work

  • Ces Butal
    Ces Butal 3 months ago +2

    I like how open she is; It feels like everything works well for her.

  • Simon Electronic
    Simon Electronic 2 months ago +2

    I can see myself living in that last unit with the long counter/table top. I would absolutely need tatami mats everywhere. My goal in life is to one day live in Japan and this would be a great first apartment!

  • Melody
    Melody 3 months ago +4

    Feeling a new level of thankfulness for my 400-something ft studio apartment. Suddenly it feels so spacious and luxurious. 😂 I guess it’s all about perspective!

  • Eileen Pizarro
    Eileen Pizarro 3 months ago +1

    I luv her perspective. I think I could live in one of those units. You have to be creative and at the same time downsize, which I always appreciate because I don’t like being stuck to items. As long as my personal hygiene is available and I have a comfortable mattress to sleep on than the rest is optional. I mean entertainment is available on your phone or laptop now a days. 🎼 📺 👍

  • Mila Rose
    Mila Rose 2 months ago +2

    I gotta say I love how excited she is & it was hilarious when she said "Let me show you around.. There it is" 🤣 she's adorable!

  • Cate
    Cate 3 months ago +3

    What the heck! Okazaki is so adorable and a total mood.. I kinda wish everything I needed was within arms reach so I wouldn’t have to move from staring blankly out the window 😂

  • Gwen
    Gwen 29 days ago +1

    She was adorable and Interesting. Seeing the apartments are great seeing them with the renter even better cause you can really see how it’s utilized

  • Autumn Stone
    Autumn Stone 5 months ago +1355

    I actually really liked the woman's room the most. And I liked the idea of the guy's room with the tub and his bed being above him. He had it decorated nicely, not that there's alot to decorate, but it looked very crisp and clean. Very minimalistic. Depending on my situation & finances, if I needed to save money I would prolly rent one of those apartments. I mean, you get all the main necessities you need in life, aside from no kitchen nor washer/dryer. To someone not wanting much & just needing a place to lay their head at night & clean themselves, then this would be the perfect place.

    • diealistair
      diealistair 4 months ago +3

      @Mihail Milev WHAT, I live in Vienna 10 mins by foot from the city centre and my apartment costs a bit under 900 dollars for 750 square feet... and lower rent is still always a topic at elections. The prices u named are absolutly shocking to me, how can anyone afford to live there?

    • -
      - 4 months ago

      ​@Mihail Milev I have a studio in Chicago that costs $900 a month, it's roughly 200 square feet. I think it's a little overpriced, but has everything in it. I'd live in one of these happily!

    • Adam Castillo
      Adam Castillo 4 months ago

      Zi😀

    • TheriP
      TheriP 4 months ago

      @Mihail Milev Come to think of it🤔, I've never seen apartments THAT tiny either, ever.

    • Mihail Milev
      Mihail Milev 4 months ago

      @INFERNO THE GAMER how is it in Tokyo?

  • nick_bag
    nick_bag 3 months ago +1

    i would honestly love to try to live in these spaces, i love them.

  • Remedy Bug
    Remedy Bug Month ago

    I love how the first apartment can be entered via the main door and then its own door - but also has a door right next to that leading directly outside. So you can open 2 doors to get in, or just 1.

  • icy
    icy 2 months ago

    This tiny living things is actually my dream home😭💖 simple, easy to tidy up, easy to reach or find something, and you don't have any need to buy more and more to make it full because it is already full enough 🥰

  • Finally Rob
    Finally Rob 3 months ago +2

    I've lived in a place as small as these in Dublin. Bed didn't fit so I got a sleeping mat and would roll it out in the evening. I agree with the woman in the video, the more space you have, the more stuff you have and the more you need to clean.

  • WatashiMachine: Full Cycle!
    WatashiMachine: Full Cycle! 5 months ago +6004

    Both tenants had such incredible energy like "I do everything in the bath" "when I'm not in the bath I'm outside" and "I'm especially lazy" "I just sit and stare out the window for hours" like YES these are my people

    • bmlessler
      bmlessler 2 months ago

      They just get it

    • Zaperator 44
      Zaperator 44 2 months ago

      Weird

    • ofallsadwords
      ofallsadwords 3 months ago +1

      @sanzo21 My grandmother had a lovely farmhouse, pretty good size, with lots of land... Her favorite thing to do was to sit on her front porch and just look at the landscape. That's what this girl who likes to relax by gazing out her window reminds me of. I'm not sure how you think you know anyone's mind besides your own.

    • Kemil Gaming
      Kemil Gaming 3 months ago +2

      @ItsThyDanny lol I find it even more depressive when someone tells me that they are happy with their life because they at least have a window to stare the whole day

    • Kemil Gaming
      Kemil Gaming 3 months ago

      You forgot the "There's not a kitchen here but whatever it's not like I wanted ot eat or something like that"

  • Markie Mark
    Markie Mark 3 months ago +2

    This was so cool and interesting plus she was fun to watch as she went through the other rooms

  • Gaya Toro
    Gaya Toro 3 months ago

    I looove uniquely designed spaces and I definitely see, how they reinterpreted "living" and how it means a different thing to everyone.Just goes to show, how different people have individualy "weird" preferences and "no-go"s even when it comes to the most basic things like toilet, bed and kitchen.

  • Gemini Goddess
    Gemini Goddess 3 months ago +1

    These are tiny and I love them!! This would keep me from cluttering up my space!

  • Mad Audi
    Mad Audi Month ago

    I love the rooms! I respect the students and it makes sense for their budgets. I hope the lady moves into the larger space if she likes it!

  • Rachelcookie321
    Rachelcookie321 5 months ago +1306

    The only one of those apartments I could imagine living in is Okazaki’s apartment. It’s the only one with a sectioned off bathroom and it has a kitchen space. It’s also not weirdly shaped and you can move around easily (except in the bathroom lol). The living room area is versatile since you study in there relax, eat food or you can put out a futon and sleep.

    • elif the Vampire Girl
      elif the Vampire Girl 4 months ago

      Same

    • Apple Pie
      Apple Pie 5 months ago +3

      My SO would 100% pick the bathtub though, he loves baths too much! XD Japanese love their baths, they have numerous hot spring onsen across the country and public baths like Spa World, and even the (now gone) famous Oedo onsen where they have the occassional anime collaboration, an arcade/fun area and eating spots like a tiny village inside with numerous types of baths as well.

    • Marzipan Mercí
      Marzipan Mercí 5 months ago +2

      Saaame, I just need that spacey open space where I feel like I could do anything, especially sprawling on the floor :P

    • Eclipsing Sun
      Eclipsing Sun 5 months ago +12

      @Ben Ghazi If only that's enough to deal the smell and steam.

    • Ben Ghazi
      Ben Ghazi 5 months ago +4

      @WistyGames There are curtains or screens, you can even put up the same "walls" as Okazaki had.

  • Yvonne Mariane
    Yvonne Mariane 9 days ago

    This was such a good video and such a wonderful way to get to know these two lovely Japanese persons

    • Tokyo Lens
      Tokyo Lens  9 days ago +1

      Thanks so much
      glad you enjoyed it!

  • Xavier Whitefish
    Xavier Whitefish Month ago

    I would genuinely love to live in the first house tho
    It's the ultimate minimalist room I love it

  • Rational Consumer
    Rational Consumer 9 days ago

    The whole apartment seems like a great place for architecture students to live there briefly and learn to make the most out of spaces- very cool

  • Top1
    Top1 2 months ago

    the second room that you showed was by far my favorite and really didn't look that bad

  • Wani Nabila
    Wani Nabila 5 months ago +2638

    The first tenant was really proud of his bath time. But Okazaki-san really took it to another level. She was really positive. Rather than feeling bad that its small, I feel good about it being small.

    • INDITALIAN
      INDITALIAN 4 months ago

      @Rpodnee sexual innuendos heh?

    • Aritra Dhabal
      Aritra Dhabal 4 months ago

      ​@Andy Smith btw i got xbox (400$ so overpriced tho) now :) just feelin the 100gb downloads ..

    • Andy Smith
      Andy Smith 4 months ago

      @Aritra Dhabal congrats! ..I know how frustrating it is to get one without turning to the scalpers.

    • Aritra Dhabal
      Aritra Dhabal 4 months ago +1

      @Andy Smith man I just watched a Xbox video and here your comment here lol, eagerly waiting for my Xbox to get delivered today 😂

  • Amy Xyz
    Amy Xyz 2 months ago

    Omg This is so pretty especially the view in the air you must get is amazing soo lucky!! I can imagine all the fun decorating will be here

  • minsunqs ✿
    minsunqs ✿ 2 months ago

    if you live alone, and don't have friends that come over then this is perfect! I actually really like these apartments, and they're cute too

  • Gaya Toro
    Gaya Toro 3 months ago

    What a fun video this was to watch! Thank you Norm and Okazaki san!!!

  • Sam Pepper
    Sam Pepper 3 months ago

    I think I would enjoy such an apartment. Clean, bright, straight to the point and minimalistic.

  • Đăng Hoàng Nguyễn
    Đăng Hoàng Nguyễn 5 months ago +1181

    both the students living there are studying architecture, they know how to plan their living place. and I think it is great to live in a place like this, well, not really too cramp and has all the things you need for a cheaper price (maybe?). A great personal space to relax, let your imagination free or wait for the cats to come across, love it

    • Daybreaq
      Daybreaq 5 months ago +25

      I think, as future architects, they must just enjoy the challenge of making tiny spaces work and being innovative and creative with it.

    • Đăng Hoàng Nguyễn
      Đăng Hoàng Nguyễn 5 months ago +27

      @Lena Luthor's Wife in my opinion they only fit things that they need. As Okazaki-san said, even if you have a bigger house, you will fill it with unnecessary items. With a small room, you have to tidy things up. I mean it's great to have space to discover new things, but the students in the video can be creative in their room, they even have plants

    • Lena Luthor's Wife
      Lena Luthor's Wife 5 months ago +17

      yah actually after seeing them putting their things it doesnt look that small I mean is okay

  • TheBookCover12
    TheBookCover12 3 months ago +1

    Can totally see y they r architecture major. They use the space well n managed to make a tiny room looks nice n cozy. The girl is super likeable too. ♡

  • Nicole Holt
    Nicole Holt 2 months ago +1

    The lady had such a positive attitude and found something great in every tiny space.

  • Jdbye
    Jdbye 3 months ago +2

    The first one honestly looks like a prison cell. The second one is really oddly designed and impractical to live in. The one with the big bathtub is just a bathroom. It's a nice enough bathroom, but still impractical to live in. The last one isn't too bad, it has all the essentials and even has a separate bathroom with a door, if you don't own much it's perfectly fine, you could even have a guest over which you couldn't really do in any of the other ones because what do you do if someone needs to use the bathroom?
    Can't help but think that it would've been better to have a shared bathroom and kitchen with each apartment being dedicated to just living space (living room/bed). I wouldn't hire that architect, the layout was clearly not well thought out.

  • Dani Ash
    Dani Ash 14 days ago

    I love it :) but I guess I am that weirdo that would totally be okay with a small space, but living in where I see people in these 30,000 sqft homes and just....Why? I want to buy a bus and turn it into a rolling home for myself

  • onepe3nny
    onepe3nny 5 months ago +1348

    Love Ueda’s apartment, “if I’m not in the bath, I’m outside”. His plants and his books made the space seem full of life and personality. If I lived there I’d think about a custom board to fit over the bath, then it could be a table/seating area maybe? But he obviously loves bath time so having it as is makes sense! Thanks for showing us around.

    • Rafid Hussein
      Rafid Hussein 5 months ago +2

      You could use the toilet as a walkie-talkie to communicate with other rooms or you can prepare salad in it to make it more multi factional.

    • Audrey
      Audrey 5 months ago +2

      I would hate having the open toilet like that but as long as he’s not bothered by it more power to him! Love the plants tho makes it feel much more homey

    • Melissa Hollowell
      Melissa Hollowell 5 months ago +5

      I actually saw a video some time ago with a woman residing in a tiny space and her tub was in the middle of her living area. It had a nice, heavy duty removable wooden topper that doubled as her table.

    • Chris Sonnenschein
      Chris Sonnenschein 5 months ago +4

      This room should really have a large wine rack within arms reach...

    • Lotus Moon
      Lotus Moon 5 months ago +2

      Very good idea, with that it would make room for about 2 guests or so for drinks. Great to read such ideas.
      he could also get a fold out "door" for his bathroom if he ever feels the want to have guests.

  • Candye Olney
    Candye Olney Month ago

    I just thought my single wide mobile home was small. This really makes me thankful for my space!

  • Laura Francis
    Laura Francis 2 months ago

    Love how positive this video is!

  • Čåšš Håřřîšøñ
    Čåšš Håřřîšøñ 3 months ago +1

    Okazaki has such a great vibe I loved her cute little apartment 💕

  • oZ
    oZ 3 months ago

    I love how honest, humble and cute Okazaki is

  • Mishi Rose
    Mishi Rose 5 months ago +1422

    Both of the students were so gracious to show everyone their living spaces. They each used their own space to help maximize the use of the small space the had. They didn't seem to mind living in a small place, both looked content with their own space, although I do believe Okasaki-san may have wanted that that loft space after seeing it lol! I enjoyed both of them! Thank you to both of them for sharing their homes with us!

    • Li
      Li 5 months ago +2

      does anyone know if they’ve plugged in their instagrams ?

    • Neko
      Neko 5 months ago +3

      1k likes and no replies, well that's rare

  • Baked And Afraid
    Baked And Afraid 3 months ago +1

    The girl had a good point.. smaller places are easier to maintain. I love the freedom of creativity in any space, so from an artistic standpoint.. I would love to stay in one of these nifty lil abodes.

  • Keey
    Keey 3 months ago +4

    The tiny apartments work for people who aren’t home often and just need a place to sleep and rest from a long day. So it makes sense why they have these in Japan.

  • Chibdibs
    Chibdibs 3 months ago

    Wow that was so amazing. What an exceptionally interesting take too. Very cool video!

  • Peoplearegray
    Peoplearegray 3 months ago +1

    i want to be friends with Okazaki, genuinely. we have such similar personalities and i too study architecture 🌻really cool video!

  • gRleF
    gRleF 4 months ago +1480

    I had to laugh when Okazaki-san mentioned "So im basically just sitting here staring out of the window", but what she said after was very relatable about ending up owning to much if you're in a bigger place. She's so genuine

    • kraanz
      kraanz 3 months ago +3

      "The more things you own, the more those things start owning you." -something like that, from Fight Club.

    • 👺samurai boi
      👺samurai boi 3 months ago +3

      @Sue Jones well i meant owning a big house to me sounds great and i can have all that space and well if your fit like me to clean stuff up😌

    • pakvi roti
      pakvi roti 3 months ago

      @Thomas Corfield Daydreaming.

    • gRleF
      gRleF 3 months ago +4

      @Thomas Corfield same 😂

    • Sue Jones
      Sue Jones 4 months ago +27

      I like her. I’m lazy too. I can’t keep up with this big house

  • Tomas Ewald
    Tomas Ewald 2 months ago

    super video, thanks a lot. you definitely need to ask okazaki-san to come back and do other architecture tours with you. arigato!

  • Lea Pikó
    Lea Pikó 26 days ago

    I love big bedrooms…but we are different.(From Europe.) Thank you for the video. It was very interesting.😀

  • Erik w/a K
    Erik w/a K 20 days ago +1

    I'm 6 feet tall, 200 + lbs so all those rooms would be hell for me, but I can see the positive points in living in a small space, low rent (better be low) lack of clutter, easy to keep clean.
    I'm not surprised at the size of those apartments, everything I've seen from Japanese architecture and culture tells me they utilize every space.

  • Amelia B
    Amelia B 27 days ago +14

    That girl is adorable! You should have her your units with you once in awhile. Her enthusiasm and optimism is contagious.

  • Chynyz Roa maduro
    Chynyz Roa maduro Month ago

    Ms. Okazaki was sooo cuteee her reactions to every rooms are sooo precious 🤧 💕

  • Kitteh
    Kitteh  3 months ago

    Lovely couple of occupants! They even made the apartments seem appealing!

  • Juanita Crooks
    Juanita Crooks 23 days ago +1

    These are practically cells! So interesting to see how the different residents utilize it

  • Hector Hernandez
    Hector Hernandez 27 days ago +1

    I wonder if Okazaki has an Instagram or something cx. She did say she’s an architect student so it’ll be cool to see what she accomplish

  • Understory_ie
    Understory_ie 4 months ago +1058

    I love how much the young man loves his bath tub 😂 He will definitely be incorporating that into his dream house in the future! There is no going back haha it's so interesting to see tiny apartments in Japan, I myself spent a few years in one just a little bigger than those shown here!

    • thunderinaspic
      thunderinaspic 3 months ago +4

      He’s just being polite. You can tell how he really feels when he talks about keeping the windows open. Wax lyrical all you want about cultural differences and so on but the simple truth is that cramped dwellings like this cause severe strain on one’s mental health. It’s like a supermax cell with more amenities.

    • Eli Eli
      Eli Eli 3 months ago +4

      He'd probably take the tub with him if he could 🤣🤣🤣

    • Raphael Aha
      Raphael Aha 4 months ago

      @KLondike5 omg you're so right

    • KLondike5
      KLondike5 4 months ago +3

      I thought of the guy in Truman Show that was always in his tub while he was watching TV.

    • TheGstein
      TheGstein 4 months ago +1

      A Murat in the making looool!

  • Nino Caurel
    Nino Caurel 3 months ago

    I love the concept of this apartment building.

  • Farah James
    Farah James Month ago

    It really helps you be thankful for the homes that you have but I absolutely crave these kind of videos because I want to do something in the house in history but I also don’t know like if I want to be an architect, an interior designer, really anything I just don’t know what I want to do so it’s good to look at these kind of videos and get inspiration

  • Nicole Powell
    Nicole Powell 16 days ago

    Amazing what you can do if you need to. I was homeless for 6 months living on someone's floor so those apartments would have suited me just fine

  • Riyan de Castro
    Riyan de Castro 3 months ago

    Back in college I would love to have the first apartment tho💗 hahaha hated room sharing but it was the cheapest option

  • Butters The Bean
    Butters The Bean 4 months ago +2091

    I love seeing the different styles of housing all around the world.

  • camiartsclub
    camiartsclub 10 days ago

    This house really took every space seriously 😁

  • Alice Handayani
    Alice Handayani 2 months ago

    This place would be amazing to live in when you’re a university student pre pandemic!! 😳😳

  • Sarai Kindred
    Sarai Kindred 2 months ago

    I'm in Seattle. If it meant I get to live alone paying less than 75% of my income on rent, yes. I'd totally live here

  • J C
    J C 2 months ago

    woah before i watched the video, just by reading the title, i was like, yeah i can prolly live here no matter how weird it looks like, then came to watch it and im in shock xD as an architect im also curious how they came up with the space design and orientation, i was also surprised that two architecture students lived there as well! they, of all people should know the japanese building codes, etc. so im glad to hear from their perspective, how they view the weird place they're living in. thanks for the content!