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Take a tour through Tokyo's tiniest luxury apartment
It's a short tour but this apartment is actually pretty awesome...even though it's super tiny.
Rebecca Reid
10.05.21

Tokyo’s tiny apartments are known for being very functional and stylish.

A recent tour of one building by Tokyo Lens offers an exciting glimpse into an ultra-small space that offers so much. The tour starts out at one of Tokyo’s newer buildings. Tokyo residents may be very used to living small but it’s pretty inspiring to see how the amount of space doesn’t really matter when it comes to being happy at home.

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Norm Nakamura takes us on a tour of an empty apartment that is nothing but light and airy.

The entryway is obviously small but it includes storage for shoes and other items. “We will take a look at this space completely empty and then speak to one of the residents to see how they use their space.” – Nakamura

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One of the most desirable features of this tiny apartment is the separate bathroom and shower.

Most bathrooms in Tokyo offer one room with a bath/shower, sink, and toilet. This luxury tiny apartment offers two separate spaces for the shower and the toilet.

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The selling point of this small space is definitely the back room with high ceilings and the wall of windows.

The space completely opens up toward the back of the apartment. The windows let a ton of natural light in and it’s amazing how big the room looks.

Nakamura mentions that the apartments were specifically built to offer affordable, functional housing to younger individuals.

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Above the kitchen and bathroom area is a spacious loft.

Take the ladder up to a cozy loft area that some residents use for a bedroom, a tv area, or storage.

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The view from the loft area is bright, clean, and open.

With a cozy futon, a rug, and a tv, this would be the most adorable hang-out space. With this view, you might wonder if this is actually Tokyo’s tiniest luxury apartment.

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Nakamura opens the windows to show the apartment’s charming view.

Not only is the apartment easy on the eyes, so is the view. The building sits on a residential street next to other apartments and shops.

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Nakamura was also able to take a tour of one of the building’s lived-in apartments.

The owner was eager to show how he made use of the tiny space. Most of his items, including his futon, were stored in the back area of the apartment. The space was still very light and open and he mentioned that the building being new was a big selling point for him.

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Another huge selling point was the separate bath and toilet areas.

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The loft is primarily used to watch tv or exercise.

‘I think most people sleep up above, but I don’t go up there as often anymore…I mostly keep training and exercise gear up here as well as games and whatnot.” – Tomita told Nakamura

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For a single person, this place is perfect.

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Kouki Tomita also has two pets…two axolotls!

Now watch the video to see this incredibly small luxury apartment.

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By Rebecca Reid
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Rebecca Reid is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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