Japanese Recycle Shops/Services and Recycle Concept Whether you are furniture shopping for your new apartment or trying to find places to donate/sell stuff, Japan has a variety of Second-Hand shops to choose from. -Or as Japan calls them, "Recycle Shops (リサイクルショップ)", since they were created to...

Tokyo Apartment Hunting with KemushiChan Awhile back, we had the honor and pleasure of apartment hunting with our friend and well-known Tokyo-based YouTuber, KemushiChan ロレッタ (Loretta). We had a great time assisting with her apartment hunt, which she documented on her channel. Here we will take a look...

Although kitchens can be the dream room for some people in the house, Tokyo kitchens might not exactly be your "dream kitchen".  Or they might be!  Depends on budget and expectations, really. Tokyo’s apartments are relatively compact, leaving little space for your kitchen. The irony is...

Comparing Japanese Apartment Complex Types As an expat moving to or living in Tokyo, there are choices to be made when choosing your living space. As for apartment complex types, you can live in either an "apartment" (called 'apa-to' / アパート) or "mansion" (called 'manshon' /...