Having just graduated from university in Canada, everything was
foreign to me when I arrived in Tokyo. Initially, I lived alone。。。
Then I got lonely and began house hunting for accommodations
with roommates v(￣Д￣)v
My house hunt started with,
1. A room with no windows, a room the size of my lying down (5ft
2. The second one was an all girls house where a fight broke out
while I was viewing the room.
3. Then I found Borderless Tokyo’s Akabane House online
and went to see the house and room.
On the way to the house, right outside the station, it was like a
A million karaoke venues, a lot of izakayas, and multiple drug
Closer to the house, there was a traditional shopping street with
2 large grocery stores (Daiei and Seiyu), a few large Japanese banks, a variety
of fast food joints, including Matsuya and Gasto, a few ramen joints, an 8
floor Daiso and an old Japanese record store.
ever in Akabane,
Check out this small lunch joint called, “とんちゃん”.
Homemade traditional Japanese meals, made by Obaachan.
Always piping hot and crazy delicious.
By the station just 10 minutes away from the house, there are also
a lot of dental offices, the Akabane general hospital, and a home dep*t-like
superstore that sells home furnishing.
It was truly a wonder to live at Akabane house and have the luxury
to find everything you need within walking distance ……
Now, on first impression, I thought the house was messy and a
However, it was very big and had a separate laundry room including
a new dryer which I liked a lot. The kitchen was wide and all the kitchen
supplies were new and free for tenants to use. The manager said that they
updated the old supplies once per year (and they did).
The living room had normal cable TV, bookshelves with manga,
games, and necessary tools for quick fix-ups, which I appreciated a lot when I
needed a screwdriver for those handy times.