There are some things going for it: the building is still new, clean and convenient. Big, however, it’s not.
Japan’s ANN News visited the building, which is a year and a half old and located in Shibuya. The apartment is tiny, even by Japanese standards.
The featured one-room measures 3-jo (畳), which means “three tatami mats.” That’s around 53-square feet.
There is only enough space in the entryway for three pairs of shoes.
The kitchen is in the hallway, which isn’t uncommon for one-room apartments in Japan.
Here is the refrigerator. This is a good use of space.
The washing machine is in the main room. That is, the room.
About three people can sit in the room.
Since the apartment doesn’t have a balcony, which most do, laundry must be hung in the room.
There isn’t a bathtub, but just a shower. For Japanese people, that might be a big deal, because folks here usually like taking baths.
The toilet is small. But it’s clean and not unbearable.
There is a loft for sleeping, which is also an excellent use of space.
The monthly rent is 61,500 yen ($579), and the apartment is only five minutes from Hatagaya Station.
While small, it doesn’t make the list of Japan’s worst apartments.
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