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  • 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: idclips.com/video/jZ7Bu_SDJgM/video.html
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  • Tokyo Lens
    Tokyo Lens  Tahun Yang lalu +1357

    What do you think? Would YOU live there? Or did you prefer the last place? (idclips.com/video/jZ7Bu_SDJgM/video.html)
    Or the most recent... LIVING IN A CAPSULE/COFFIN HOME idclips.com/video/bZbJit_abgk/video.html
    *OKAZAKI SAN came with me to check out OSAKA'S WEIRDEST TINY Apartment* ------- idclips.com/video/8XwGFM4ZNv0/video.html
    The people we met in this video were so amazing that I may even post an extended version of this over on Patreon with the full interviews and tours!!

    • Long-Haired Luigi
      Long-Haired Luigi 7 hari yang lalu

      This is pretty much what my home town San Francisco has been turning into, with preposterously skyrocketing prices

    • KPC
      KPC 25 hari yang lalu

      I would never live in a tight spacious apartment like this🤨, but I’d be happy to figure what Tokyo Japan’s like there though😊

    • CheerioX_
      CheerioX_ Bulan Yang lalu

      Most definitely because if I didn’t much cash or just in a budget I would not mind living in one of those apartments at all especially all that natural lighting. She has a point, the less items you own, the less work you have to do ahaha

    • kiki
      kiki 2 bulan yang lalu

      @Der Dome 1dqfàwqqp

    • Sheri Prescott
      Sheri Prescott 2 bulan yang lalu

      I love ut

  • Sad
    Sad 3 bulan yang lalu +3565

    Small apartments can be very cool and even homey to live in, but I feel like a seperate room for the bathroom is a must

    • Cricket_Gaming_HD
      Cricket_Gaming_HD Bulan Yang lalu

      Heavily Agreed

    • The Major
      The Major Bulan Yang lalu

      Only if you eat at Taco Bell...

    • Luisa Salazar
      Luisa Salazar Bulan Yang lalu

      My room in the mental hospital was twice if not 3-4 times bigger than this 😅

    • NX3
      NX3 Bulan Yang lalu

      Yep, shower and/or bath and toilet definitely need a hermetic enclosed space, because a bathroom will just stink up the place, and shower/bath will dampen up all your stuff and clothes.

    • TATHAGATA MUKHERJEE
      TATHAGATA MUKHERJEE Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Daniel Fnvd they have mastered it through the years....they can deal with it with ease

  • Pretty Normal Biking
    Pretty Normal Biking 3 bulan yang lalu +5241

    This man is out here living his life in a bathtub surrounded by plants and natural light.
    Mad respect

    • Uncle Rico
      Uncle Rico Bulan Yang lalu

      The bathtub is where the magic happens.

    • Mar_Man
      Mar_Man Bulan Yang lalu

      @Excal Everyone in Japan takes baths, usually nightly. So it's definitely not as weird for him... but the placement is, of course.

    • The Pimpstrezz DNA (FaM
      The Pimpstrezz DNA (FaM Bulan Yang lalu

      that so small should be illegal ..i want a tiny home ...this miniture

    • Fp Chauvette
      Fp Chauvette 2 bulan yang lalu +14

      I agree. In comparison to the other spaces, this guy really knows how to separate the space to create a feel that defines each space into separate, living quarters. .. gotta love the plants! They really take the focus off from the size of the area.

    • Excal
      Excal 2 bulan yang lalu +35

      That was hilarious. I mean I hate baths and thought that it being in the middle of the room instead of a kitchen is a waste of space , but the man literally seems so happy and makes use of the bath all the time it's hilarious. Good for him.

  • KMCA779
    KMCA779 2 bulan yang lalu +685

    okay. Okazaki is adorable. Just so cheerful with a hint of weird... ok maybe more than a hint but it's adorable. She also nails that cat route, that's probably the highlight of that unit.
    Ueda has his priorities and sees all the benefits and seems to think the cons are only a problem if you let them be. I wish I could embrace situations like he does.

    • sticks1990
      sticks1990 Bulan Yang lalu

      @Excal dm her because you're onto something ma dude!

    • Galen Burnett
      Galen Burnett Bulan Yang lalu

      nothing weird about her. what an obnoxious half-brain you must be.

    • Excal
      Excal 2 bulan yang lalu +8

      Yea I find her oddly cute in a good way! She can just do tour videos of these micro apartments and talk about it and id watch it lol

    • Marcel Diaz
      Marcel Diaz 2 bulan yang lalu +25

      She stole the show. Cute weirdo.
      Love how excited she got over the laundry room studio, and it's "big loft"

  • kaiki8318
    kaiki8318 2 bulan yang lalu +624

    The two University Students were a great aspect to this video tour! Each having their unique desires for their living space and each being equally satisfied. Ms. Okazaki's optimism really shows in her description of the allure of each vacant unit. She's almost like a happy go lucky Engineer from an anime that loves getting into all the spaces and makes sure that every space is utilized and multifunctional.

    • Palina Navitskaya
      Palina Navitskaya Bulan Yang lalu +5

      She's an architecture student, so maybe it's not just almost like that

  • Chris T-O
    Chris T-O 17 jam yang lalu

    Very interesting, these rooms are so tiny. When I was 18, I lived in a 6 square meters room and it was enough for me. There was a fridge and a sink inside, toilet and bath was used together with other people, they got rooms on your floor. The rent was very cheap, that was important for me, I didn`t earned much money. So I didn`t got much stuff, only some clothes and books, a radio and little TV. And I was only at home in the night to sleep, the whole day I was out, working or visiting friends. That was end of the 70th. Now I`m old and mostly at home, so I need much more space to live. As older you get, as more stuff you own and as more comfort you need.

  • Amy Pimentel
    Amy Pimentel 10 bulan yang lalu +15193

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

    • AQu
      AQu 8 hari yang lalu

      She is kinda adorable too 😅

    • fr0zeneye100
      fr0zeneye100 Bulan Yang lalu

      Lol put your fridge etc under from one extension cord and they wonder why there is a fire blaze every week.

    • Amy Pimentel
      Amy Pimentel 2 bulan yang lalu +1

      @Xerxes she said she’s studying architecture and if you rally want to learn first hand I understand why she moved here because she can come up with ideas for what would make her life easier making it a possible design for if she does an apartment like this. I think she’s smart because she will know every problem of that room and come up with ways to fix it only making her a better architect

    • 17thknight
      17thknight 2 bulan yang lalu +1

      @Amy Pimentel I don't think anyone but that one person thinks you meant anything negative, no worries. I bet Okazaki San would love you.

    • RecklessCocytus
      RecklessCocytus 2 bulan yang lalu

      @Standunitedorfall what was the original comment?

  • Aada Heilimo
    Aada Heilimo 3 hari yang lalu

    When I was young my room was small crawlspace between the inside of the house and the roof of the house (mansard roof). The roof side wall was in a angle so you could not stand there and it had little insulation and the "wall" was just taped up carton like paper stuff that moved when wind blowed outside. Winter time was also somewhat cold (normally -20 and some weeks -32 Celsius) and if it was windy outside you could feel the cold wind thru the wall. Inside the crawlspace I think the temperature was at it's lowest near 0 celsius or +5 and to be honest I loved that. The space was just enough for the standard 1 person mattress and I had little shelf in the other end of the crawl space for small TV.
    The thing is, I could have chosen to live in bigger area (tho it was open area top of the staircase that lead to the second floor) instead I chose the crawlspace because I love living in very small spaces.
    If I would be single and could chose cheaper but more roomy standard living space/house etc or more expensive very small space (even smaller than these rooms in the video) I would pay extra to live in the small space because that is what I could call a home. These rooms shown in the video are basically my dream come true when trying to find an apartment for myself. One more reason to just move in Japan.

  • Wizrad
    Wizrad 2 bulan yang lalu +281

    My one requirement for my first apartment was a separate bathroom from my cooking space. I didn't care about the size, I just did not want to poop where I eat. Mad props to people like these two students who see the charming aspect of apartments like these and thrive in the small spaces.

    • Pub M
      Pub M 2 bulan yang lalu

      Mad props to sheep who have let their country go so far in the ways of controlling the people that they now live in closets stacked on top of one another.

  • Naomi Salazar
    Naomi Salazar 3 bulan yang lalu +221

    I could understand them not wanting too much stuff. But I really can't imagine living in a place where I can't move freely (workout, etc) I would go insane!

    • Luis Fernando
      Luis Fernando 26 hari yang lalu +2

      Most people just get home to sleep and the salary is never fair.

    • Ghey Villan
      Ghey Villan Bulan Yang lalu +1

      Buff guys can't live in these 😀

    • Er1135
      Er1135 Bulan Yang lalu +1

      that's because the apartment only used for sleep, study, and shower 😂 they will spend most of the day outside.

    • tj921able
      tj921able 2 bulan yang lalu +5

      @Excal I workout at home because I have my own gym equipment. I feel better doing that, since I can listen to the type of music I like while doing it. I don't do it for vanity, but medical reasons. It really does help, but you have to give it time to work.

    • Excal
      Excal 2 bulan yang lalu +4

      Workout outside? Or a gym? Or school gym since they are students idk. It just seems like a temporary place as they are uni students and they make it work and seem happy so good for them

  • Pinoy in KSA
    Pinoy in KSA Bulan Yang lalu +30

    I love how she is genuinely amazed about the place and how positive she was. She is really an architect. Interesting!❤

  • do br
    do br 3 bulan yang lalu +96

    For a short period I imagine these cells might suit a young single person like these students if they don't plan on spending much time there. However, long term I can only imagine the possible effects on a person's mental health & wellbeing existing in such a restrictive space, they are basically cluttered corridors & one wonders how such places are considered habitable by the designers.

    • Alex James
      Alex James Bulan Yang lalu +1

      There's no freaking way that in 2022 you're gonna have a place like this and you're actually gonna call it home.... Which law or designer says that it's alright to live like this??.... Brain 🧠 ain't working correctly that's for sure!!!

    • Amy Miller
      Amy Miller Bulan Yang lalu +1

      Yes, thank you 🙏🏼 Couldn’t agree more. This actually made me sad.

    • Pub M
      Pub M 2 bulan yang lalu +8

      @JunpakuKarasu Of course that's the culture, that's the only way you can live. The rest of us aren't on board with that and are pretty content with having a normal place to have fiends over AND, get this, also have a culture of going out to places with friends. Not because we have to go out, but because we feel like doing so at that time.

    • JunpakuKarasu
      JunpakuKarasu 2 bulan yang lalu +15

      Japan has a big culture of going out to places with friends and pretty much never hanging out at anyone's house even as really good friends so it works out better over there.

    • LoveDrawing1
      LoveDrawing1 2 bulan yang lalu +23

      I think the people living in such places are mainly ones who just use them to have a place to sleep, and be out the rest of the day.

  • Anja Hudak
    Anja Hudak Bulan Yang lalu +23

    Okazaki san is sooo cute, I am so glad that she came back to the channel, you should make her a regular guest she is so fun and has interesting ideas about small spaces.

  • Colleen Bontrager
    Colleen Bontrager 2 bulan yang lalu +31

    When I first moved out on my own after undergrad, I was living in a big city on a grad student salary. I found a place just like these that had month to month rent and it was actually a huge help because it was dirt cheap (for being in a big city) and allowed me the flexibility to find one of those rare apartments that is in a safe neighborhood, cheap, and nice. I am really grateful for the time I spent living in my tiny apartment.

  • Ernie Cortina
    Ernie Cortina 2 hari yang lalu

    It's so small that when you walk in you're walking out at the same time.

  • JustLilOlMe
    JustLilOlMe 4 bulan yang lalu +2377

    So impressed with the positive attitude of the two students. They saw the possibilities of the spaces.

    • Galen Burnett
      Galen Burnett Bulan Yang lalu

      @NoQue Q just spent 10 minutes writing out a paragraph defending you from this vile narcissist, only to accidentally click off, erasing it 😭😭 this woman is cursed. you win. in summary she’s a total rotten b1sh

    • kalebind
      kalebind 2 bulan yang lalu

      100 percent apartment to remember the NAME

    • Clyde June
      Clyde June 2 bulan yang lalu

      @JustLilOlMe the one who's spoiled brat here is you, you're Miss Sunshine who doesn't know the implications behind this. A spoiled brat who's living the good life and thinks it's all about positivity and life is filled with sunshines and rainbows

    • xXGrEyZXx
      xXGrEyZXx 2 bulan yang lalu +1

      Well, they are architect students

    • NoQue Q
      NoQue Q 2 bulan yang lalu

      @Zakkary I'm not sure you read the convo carefully..are you replying to me? Your comment makes no sense. Either way we dont need a third person intervening in this, the op and I already figured this out on our own, we dont need your help lol.

  • Frost
    Frost 2 bulan yang lalu +17

    The guy living in the bath tub is me 100%; the home we're trying to buy is basically because I loved the bath tub 😂
    The lady who talked about staring down the alley waiting for cats, that's also me. I love animals more than I like people, and especially cats and tiny rodents like guinea pigs and hamsters.
    Kinda blown away by the price tag though, I think my mother and ex step dad were paying the same price for a two bedroom apartment in north Texas in 1996. Wild.

  • Amy Cole
    Amy Cole Bulan Yang lalu +4

    Okazaki's perspective was so interesting! Love that you brought her on another tiny apartment adventure after this one, and can't wait to see her in more vids. 🌸

  • Octopoda King
    Octopoda King 2 bulan yang lalu +22

    I dont know how i ended up on this side of IDclips but im endlessly fascinated by these tiny apartments

  • pearl phosphophyllite
    pearl phosphophyllite 2 bulan yang lalu +18

    I think small apartments like these can work, they just really need a much more uniform, efficient and decent organization of the utilities and such. It's a great idea for those who really need to save up and need a decent place to stay!

  • r
    r 8 bulan yang lalu +2645

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

    • E. Malach'i
      E. Malach'i 2 bulan yang lalu

      @locomotion999 lighthead or whatever his name is. Is just ur typical internet idiot/troll pay him no mind

    • B Lor
      B Lor 2 bulan yang lalu

      It’s the toilet being so close that bothers me.

    • Melissa Jones
      Melissa Jones 2 bulan yang lalu

      Well, it's probably at least better than being homeless, at least depending on how much you have to pay to live there. If it's very inexpensive, it might be worth it to live there for a few years in order to save money to buy a house, etc, etc.

    • poonam bhatia
      poonam bhatia 3 bulan yang lalu

      @lightgorm Raise kids?How would you have kids in the first place.Live porno for the passers by in the street!

    • Heh Hi
      Heh Hi 3 bulan yang lalu

      @lightgorm I can't even find a female friend so i don't mind living there

  • Ehlers Danlos & I
    Ehlers Danlos & I 29 hari yang lalu +1

    These weird/tiny/interesting apartment videos are some of my favorites because I love to imagine how I'd use the space if I were to live there (just like Okazaki San). I'd be totally ok with a tiny space as long as I still had all the functionality of a bigger place (bath, toilet, kitchen, laundry, etc.).

  • j menear
    j menear 3 bulan yang lalu +8

    When I first arrived in Paris, I had a basement level room somewhat like these. Mine was maybe a bit larger space wise (a studio ?), but I had a community shower and toilet. One window, where the trains would pass occasionally yet close enough I could see the people in the train. but home is where the space is.

  • D _ward
    D _ward 6 jam yang lalu

    That girl was so funny! “ I mostly stare blindly out the window all day”

  • Debbie Williams
    Debbie Williams Bulan Yang lalu +4

    That is small for my liking but as she said having a big place just makes you fill it up with stuff .
    I like how she has the vision to see how to utilize and make the small space work

  • Vee
    Vee Tahun Yang lalu +14953

    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.

    • Dani Tho
      Dani Tho 5 bulan yang lalu +1

      @Kris MaKardikan Survive. Like people have done before. And will do if the power goes out. There's plenty of sources of information for a catastrophic event such as permanent power outages. But I feel like that truly will never really happen. Power can come from more than "just" electricity. For example, solar power.
      And if the sun goes out, we have bigger issues than not getting songs on IDclips.

    • Estelle Schneider
      Estelle Schneider 6 bulan yang lalu +2

      No kitchen..going out to eat is expensive

    • Maria Lacona
      Maria Lacona 7 bulan yang lalu

      Ueda Kun

    • Rachael Durrant885
      Rachael Durrant885 8 bulan yang lalu +1

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

    • Emu
      Emu 10 bulan yang lalu

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

  • Kasiaus
    Kasiaus Bulan Yang lalu +6

    And here's Okazaki-san's first appearance! This was my first video of yours and though I did watch it well after it came out, I still rather enjoyed it. Her perspective really helps turn these apartments into something better! She saw the counter space as a place to store make-up, cook, and even study. I wouldn't have known where to start with setting up in a small space. And I love how positive she is!

  • Conny L.
    Conny L. 2 bulan yang lalu +6

    I actually love the bathroom type of bedroom. I would just reduce my stuff even more cause I don’t like it if you have to squeeze through somewhere

  • Caline
    Caline Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Lovely video! When I first moved to Paris as a student, I lived in a tiny place as well (chambre de bonne). It was an attic space basically, 6th floor, I loved the view of the mauve-grey zinc roofs of surrounding buildings and you could even step out onto the roof, I used it as my art studio (though it was not safe at all, lol, no railing, nothing). It was a great experience and tiny room living is fun when you're a student but nowadays, 30 years later, I couldn't live like that, no way in hell!

  • Bethany Swanson
    Bethany Swanson Bulan Yang lalu +1

    I love the uniqueness of each apartment and how each person living in it seemed so genuinely happy by their apartment's design. When me and my husband and I did tiny apartment living most people couldn't understand it, but Okazaki nailed it. By having less stuff it made it easier to live a simpler life and finding things easily made day to day life so nice.

  • b
    b 4 bulan yang lalu +572

    I guess that’s why that young woman is an architecture in the making. She was instantly able to visualise how to utilise the space and what life would be like in it.

    • PinkyBear
      PinkyBear 2 bulan yang lalu

      @stillwatersrundeep thank you for the grammar lesson...

    • PinkyBear
      PinkyBear 2 bulan yang lalu +3

      I just love her! Amazing personality 💖

    • Darlene Aitken
      Darlene Aitken 2 bulan yang lalu +2

      True!

  • Shadow
    Shadow 2 bulan yang lalu +3

    This is my first viewing of any of your videos and I'd say it's a really good start. It's fascinating how they turned such small spaces into a comfortable place and getting their view of the place is so wholesome.

  • kingrocklee
    kingrocklee Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Rewatching this after watching some of your newer apartment tours really shows how people have changed your perspective on tiny apartments.

  • embily
    embily Bulan Yang lalu +2

    i LOVE okazaki-san! shes so funny and creative and i think her style is cute

  • Desirée R
    Desirée R 2 bulan yang lalu +4

    I loved seeing how excited she was about the last place! I hope she can move in there if she wanted to! 😄🥰

  • WatashiMachine: Full Cycle!
    WatashiMachine: Full Cycle! Tahun Yang lalu +6659

    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

    • Александар
      Александар 22 hari yang lalu

      @DannyPhantom agreed

    • Cerita Fair
      Cerita Fair 24 hari yang lalu

      @Dreams sure dorms are small but not this small and the lay out is VERY different. Most dorms I’ve been to were like small apartments.

    • Jan Geert Bruggink
      Jan Geert Bruggink 2 bulan yang lalu

      @Pyörittelisinköhän i take a bath if i feel a bit depressed. This guy lives in his bathtub go figure.

    • Pyörittelisinköhän
      Pyörittelisinköhän 2 bulan yang lalu +1

      @Jan Geert Bruggink Yeah because happiness is measured by the size of your apartment... /s Might come as a surprise for you but some people actually love tiny places. I feel safe and comfy in small bedrooms, I wouldn't have a problem living in an apartment like these. I actually loved Okazaki's apartment, looks so cozy.

    • Some Orc Lad
      Some Orc Lad 4 bulan yang lalu +3

      @Jan Geert Bruggink Speak for yourself. I like these apartments. Cheap, just enough space to decorate and keep it clean without spending too much time and effort, and it has that Japan feel to it. I'd take this place as my first house no question

  • Nana Ko Isabella
    Nana Ko Isabella Bulan Yang lalu +2

    I always come back to watch this video over and over. Okazaki has such a unique style and great eye for use of space. She makes me wanna live in a smaller space like that when I go to Japan! ☆

  • Olufisayome
    Olufisayome 2 bulan yang lalu +2

    You're right, I was taken by her sense of wonder and excitement and how positive she is!
    I've lived in small spaces before and I must say I'd love to live in one again soon. They are so easy to decorate and turn into cozy, happy spaces.
    As tiny as they are, they are all any single human needs for shelter, privacy, a place to wash in and to call home.
    Thanks for this, I loved it and I'm subscribing! 😎

  • Sam Jones
    Sam Jones 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    I’m so glad you two kept in contact! I love her in recent videos

  • spectrumTwelve
    spectrumTwelve 2 bulan yang lalu

    What an incredibly refreshing perspective from these two. I myself think I would really love living in a limited space like that but I find it so intimidating to consider compromising on space. Currently I feel like I could live in a space about the size of my current bedroom if I had to and it's very exciting to think about.

  • Smurphenstein
    Smurphenstein 8 bulan yang lalu +4810

    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.

    • BP
      BP 3 bulan yang lalu

      @Formerly Fossil so true!

    • BP
      BP 3 bulan yang lalu +4

      i know right! i thought she was sooo cute! 💕

    • Formerly Fossil
      Formerly Fossil 3 bulan yang lalu

      @CRiTiC4L she's a university student so i doubt she spends much time in there, most of her time would be spent at her school.

    • Formerly Fossil
      Formerly Fossil 3 bulan yang lalu +4

      she sees possibilities where other people see negatives, she will go far in life.

    • Kristina Zubic
      Kristina Zubic 4 bulan yang lalu +4

      @the hatred 94 and if you’re not home much and live in an extremely large, extremely busy city, you might just appreciate peace and quiet in the few hours you are home!

  • Magas
    Magas Bulan Yang lalu

    My first video of an incredible series! Truly crazy how some Japanese apartments are. I always thought to myself that I'd live smaller places to feel more cozy but this truly makes me think twice hahahah

  • Jessica Moon  (Lydia Moon)
    Jessica Moon (Lydia Moon) Bulan Yang lalu

    This is one of my favorite videos of your channel!! It's so interesting to see, what apartments and houses look like from around the world.

  • S A
    S A 2 bulan yang lalu +5

    People mention being confused how anyone could live in a small place like this and be happy… but… Each to their own!

  • The Punx Unite Podcast
    The Punx Unite Podcast Bulan Yang lalu

    I keep coming back to this video and the others you've done on tiny apartments. I love the idea of them and the creative use of space, but as I work from home, I think I'd need to find a co-working space. I find it hard enough in my one-bed annex with a hallway kitchen small enough to live and work in!

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan 7 bulan yang lalu +2675

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

    • Nikki G.
      Nikki G. 3 bulan yang lalu +1

      Yesss it really is! I loved her lol

    • curiousme
      curiousme 3 bulan yang lalu +1

      And how many uses she easily found for areas in each room..

    • Ben Davis
      Ben Davis 3 bulan yang lalu

      Simpin

    • Ben Dover
      Ben Dover 4 bulan yang lalu

      I like her energy, I know in my gut that she'll be a good breeding machine

    • La Ban Hendricks
      La Ban Hendricks 4 bulan yang lalu +1

      She lives a simple life and I love her for it

  • jobelle t.
    jobelle t. Bulan Yang lalu

    Love watching small apartment videos. So amazing to me how people are able to figure out what to do with that amount of space

  • John Rizzo
    John Rizzo 2 bulan yang lalu

    This is a great video. The young lady stated the small apartment looked like a small cave. Loved that she saw positive things in the small spaces. I wonder if students have dorm rooms to stay in at college.

  • Mo Walliker
    Mo Walliker 2 bulan yang lalu +3

    i love this and Okazaki San's energy is so positive- she will be a great architect one day! that being said... can you imagine the mental health issues that would ensue for the people who lived in these units during covid...? can't bear to think of it.

  • Charlotte Furness Writer
    Charlotte Furness Writer 2 bulan yang lalu +2

    I would definitely live in the larger one! There's so much you could do with it - *racing off to recreate it in The Sims* lol

  • Living In Interesting Times
    Living In Interesting Times 11 bulan yang lalu +6172

    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.

    • Melissa Gardiner
      Melissa Gardiner 3 bulan yang lalu

      @lujorom even if you spray deodorizer then the chemicals is in a confined space.
      I don't even wanna imagine the fire hazard cooking would bring. Oops, bumped into the hot plate or burned myself. 🔥 Fire at one and of the apartment and blocking the only exit.

    • Melissa Gardiner
      Melissa Gardiner 3 bulan yang lalu

      You don't have to sacrifice space in the name of minimalism. If a person exercises self-control on having too much then there will be no problem.

    • Me,Myself & I
      Me,Myself & I 5 bulan yang lalu

      @Miguel Escutia she’s obviously not lazy being a university student in Japan would be very difficult. I don’t know how you watch someone with a bubbly and sweet attitude and pick out something negative to say. Maybe you’re the lazy one for not seeing past that statement and considering what she must put into her course of study? Studying architecture especially in a country that by no means goes easy on its students by any measure is neither a small nor an easy feat. Why don’t you give it a try and then come back and tell us all how lazy she actually isn’t? Rude.

    • bunnytone
      bunnytone 5 bulan yang lalu

      I totally understand Okazari’s point of having a little space. I live in a house of 3 floors and big rooms (parents house). It’s a nightmare to clean it or keep it tidy. And more space means more stuff you need to buy to fill the awkward spaces TwT Soon I will be moving to a little apartment with my fiancé and I can’t wait to be there tbh.

    • Wallace Sousuke
      Wallace Sousuke 6 bulan yang lalu

      @Yee Haw Americans are too entitled to realize how spoiled and out of touch with reality they are it seems.

  • Casey Fernatt
    Casey Fernatt Bulan Yang lalu

    I love this stuff! This is what got me hooked on this channel tbh. You can't help but be fascinated. I'm with other people though in needing to have the bathroom as a separate space.
    The only thing I wish these videos had was pricing. It would be interesting to know what these units go for.

  • Romita-
    Romita- Bulan Yang lalu

    I knew Japan had some small spaces to live in but these are next level! I couldn't live in such a small space but it's nice to see how they make due and are grateful for what they have.

  • Salome Mallgren
    Salome Mallgren 2 bulan yang lalu +2

    Oh my goodness, I love the way her mind works. Such a positive outlook combined with creativity for days.

  • Maria Dunning
    Maria Dunning Bulan Yang lalu

    Her perspective was absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing this 😊

  • Mindcritique
    Mindcritique Tahun Yang lalu +2845

    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 Tahun Yang lalu +38

      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.

  • Robert D Wilson
    Robert D Wilson Bulan Yang lalu +1

    The running theme in all of the rooms seems to be how intrusive those metal beams are. 🤣
    I do like that all of the rooms are unique. That’s gotta be unique and usual compared to most places.

  • Aaron Jones
    Aaron Jones Bulan Yang lalu +4

    The Japanese are quite honestly the loveliest people I have ever met! I was in Tokyo in 2019 and it was absolutely amazing!!

    • Norway Dude
      Norway Dude 22 hari yang lalu

      Japanese and ze Germans. And the Italians. The Axis basically. Brilliant wonderful in every way

  • vikaziza
    vikaziza Bulan Yang lalu +3

    I didn't know that i have a claustrophobia until now. Also Okazaki clearly loves architecture, she was so happy while visiting that apartment

  • Shii
    Shii 2 bulan yang lalu

    I am completely obsessed with the L shaped apartment! It has so much potential and the natural light is incredible.

  • Károly Nagy
    Károly Nagy 10 bulan yang lalu +5147

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

    • Károly Nagy
      Károly Nagy 3 bulan yang lalu +1

      @zoperxplex Probably. But how is it come here? Did you hurt something?

    • zoperxplex
      zoperxplex 3 bulan yang lalu

      Are you crazy?

    • Foxiepaws ACAnderson
      Foxiepaws ACAnderson 4 bulan yang lalu +22

      I know, she says she stares blankly out the window but her mind obviously isn't blank as she sees possibility everywhere. She was lovely.

    • julia skidel
      julia skidel 5 bulan yang lalu +8

      and she's super cute!!

    • Károly Nagy
      Károly Nagy 5 bulan yang lalu +2

      @medicine school ???

  • Erika Ashley-Atkins Darling
    Erika Ashley-Atkins Darling Bulan Yang lalu

    I enjoyed every minute. This is part of what makes Japan so fascinating.

  • yanelis olivencia
    yanelis olivencia Bulan Yang lalu

    i love seeing how people can make such tiny space feel so cozy

  • Kaleidoscope
    Kaleidoscope 27 hari yang lalu +1

    To the people calling this a jail cell…I’m curious what you think of people who live in their van and make it a lifestyle. Really goes to show how people have different ideals of living. I really do not mind small spaces at all.

  • JD Watson
    JD Watson Bulan Yang lalu

    I love these interesting places. Her unique point of view and enthusiastic approach to architecture is great.

  • MdMDmD
    MdMDmD Tahun Yang lalu +11016

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

    • Devon
      Devon 8 bulan yang lalu

      Did he tap that?

    • r
      r 8 bulan yang lalu

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

    • Sir Paris
      Sir Paris 9 bulan yang lalu +1

      Okazaki san is cute and has so much enthusiasm

    • A F
      A F 9 bulan yang lalu

      Agreed

    • Jane Maqui Segismundo
      Jane Maqui Segismundo 9 bulan yang lalu

      Asian thing

  • Priyanka Meena
    Priyanka Meena 2 bulan yang lalu +2

    She really passionate about architecture!! many people think that how they stay in such a small weird apartment lab labb!!but she's like ohh that's soo cool etc.. she focus on only positive things about it and she have really positive vibes! 🥰🥰🥰

  • Ashlyn Currie
    Ashlyn Currie 21 hari yang lalu

    Ive seen this one before too, My first video of yours was of you inviting okazuki-san over to a weird 3 floor tiny apartment. She's so excited about architecture! I hope she gets to head a really interesting project in the future.

  • Chris
    Chris 2 bulan yang lalu

    I would love to live in this type of place. I would feel so relaxed and doesn't have to think about messy place that much

  • Charlene Mack
    Charlene Mack 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    This is a very beautiful video… I love the two people who showed us their apartment… Very friendly I hope they do good at the University get good grades and have a nice big paycheck… So they can have a slightly bigger apartment. 💕💞💕

  • wx
    wx Tahun Yang lalu +9527

    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.

    • Blubtim
      Blubtim 10 bulan yang lalu

      shes so cute omg

    • Ese_ulii
      Ese_ulii 10 bulan yang lalu

      E na ju el mustang

    • Max B
      Max B 11 bulan yang lalu +2

      She's sweet!

    • Brent G
      Brent G 11 bulan yang lalu +1

      @Tribizz92 you must be american

    • ElitePortraits
      ElitePortraits 11 bulan yang lalu

      @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

  • Budget me right
    Budget me right 2 bulan yang lalu +3

    I live in Greece. I am so grateful for IDclips. You can see parts of the world so different than yours. ❣️

  • Itsiwhatitsi
    Itsiwhatitsi 2 bulan yang lalu

    Japan people are amazing to me, I was in Japan in September and I love it, very kind and creative people

  • Reid Anderson
    Reid Anderson Bulan Yang lalu

    She has the most wholesome reactions to things she likes. She should be your side kick on your adventures

  • Unzipped Unicorn
    Unzipped Unicorn Bulan Yang lalu

    I love Okazaki-san's perspective of living in a small space and how to use it effectively. I honestly prefer smaller spaces over huge places. Like Okazaki-san, having a smaller space means worrying less about what you have, organizing is easier and just overall easier to take care of while a large space just creates more confusion and stress.
    Would I live in in this apartment (if I had the chance?) Most definitely. I could see many ways of creating that cozy and comfortable small space.

  • Alt Columnist // 0verjoyed
    Alt Columnist // 0verjoyed 7 bulan yang lalu +1910

    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!

    • Bring Your Wonder
      Bring Your Wonder 4 bulan yang lalu +1

      She is adorable! These videos make me want to move to Japan for a few months ☺

    • Dottie Farmer
      Dottie Farmer 4 bulan yang lalu +3

      I think she is fine living like this for now but she is going to school to be an architect so she know this isn't her fate which makes it bearable.

    • Sancho
      Sancho 5 bulan yang lalu

      no bitches?

    • Julie Campos
      Julie Campos 5 bulan yang lalu +1

      She reminded me of kenma from haikyu :))

    • theNimboo
      theNimboo 6 bulan yang lalu +9

      @Mini Mika Oh so anime is copying real life not the other way around haha. They all make that little sound when they walk in a room? haha it cute

  • Iophene
    Iophene Bulan Yang lalu

    "Everything I do, I do from my bath" I honestly didn't think there'd be anyone who'd ever appreciate an apartment designed around a bath, but..
    I loved the little living room apartment, it was super cute how it was set up.. Big relate to being so lazy you don't want to get up and grab things lmao

  • Gabriel Self
    Gabriel Self 2 bulan yang lalu

    I love her! I also saw that the next recommended video has her as well. She offers a great counter perspective to how the spaces are used.

  • Maranatha מרנתה
    Maranatha מרנתה Bulan Yang lalu

    I love watching tiny houses and how people create them. IDclips showed me your channel a few days ago, I've been watching allot of your videos..

  • Christine McKinnon
    Christine McKinnon 2 bulan yang lalu

    Your video was so AmAzInG.. Thank you for sharing this. The great thing about the 2 wonderful people that shared their house.. They are young and already know.. How they see themselves living. Here in the US "tiny houses" are becoming more interesting to have. Again. Thank you..many blessings to the kids and yourself. Love from AZ US

  • CATinApan
    CATinApan 11 bulan yang lalu +2683

    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 10 bulan yang lalu

      @Rpodnee sexual innuendos heh?

    • Aritra Dhabal
      Aritra Dhabal 10 bulan yang lalu

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

    • Andy Smith
      Andy Smith 11 bulan yang lalu

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

    • Aritra Dhabal
      Aritra Dhabal 11 bulan yang lalu +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 😂

    • Andy Smith
      Andy Smith 11 bulan yang lalu +20

      I'd ask ..."why don't you have the new xbox series x?" ...he'd probably reply "I'd have to get rid of my bath"

  • Mayur Patel
    Mayur Patel 20 hari yang lalu +1

    Love this video. I don't think anyone else in japan is making this type of videos. Can't wait for another one

  • •nene !!•
    •nene !!• 2 bulan yang lalu

    Tbh , usually when someone says “homey small cozy place to live in” i would think of those small in the middle of the forest cottages , or cabins and stuff like that - but now i might think of those 2 houses we saw . I really like the kind of perspective that Okazaki and Ueda have , Its really positive and - well i cant find the right word so im just gonna say smart . Like using the beam thing as a bookshelf ! Thats really nice :D and how Okazaki has everything she needs in one room is pretty cool - I really liked her kitchen too

  • Gwydion67
    Gwydion67 3 bulan yang lalu

    Sugoi! Totemo kirei desuyo! Amazing! 😍
    Although the opposit of my own living habits (...as a collector of stuff), I'm struck by the sheer possibilities and uniqueness of such tiny living spaces. Somehow a bit like living in a tent.
    And therefore my habits...: I could think of a holiday appartement. Sounds adventurous.
    😃🗿🀄🏺🌴🍚🎋🏔⛩🏕🌿🇯🇵👍

  • Bo
    Bo 2 bulan yang lalu

    man. just seeing this video makes me appreciate just how LARGE everything is I deal with. I'm no rich man, not by a lot, but seeing as to how my bed fits in one corner and i have another 3 of open space for a desk, or a bean bag, or even just a clothes hamper really puts it all into perspective. I do love those tiny places tho! They are pretty cute haha

  • Nyarlathotep
    Nyarlathotep 9 bulan yang lalu +2058

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

    • Trois Kayas
      Trois Kayas 4 bulan yang lalu

      Throw a piece of foam in there and you have a comfy sofa.

    • Starlight
      Starlight 4 bulan yang lalu +1

      The BATH

    • cat h
      cat h 5 bulan yang lalu +11

      I love when he says, "when im not in the bath, I'm outside " 🤣

    • Colleen Quinn
      Colleen Quinn 5 bulan yang lalu +13

      This man knows the importance of being clean. He is a
      very humble man.

    • Zachary Rollick
      Zachary Rollick 5 bulan yang lalu

      I mean, he's Japanese.

  • K R
    K R 2 bulan yang lalu

    This was very interesting. The 2 people were worthy of their own documentary. Minimalists I like it

  • Daniel Terris
    Daniel Terris Bulan Yang lalu

    I love these tiny apartments, which I could own one someday

  • Nikoh Simonds
    Nikoh Simonds Bulan Yang lalu

    This was the second video to pop up in my feed. And I thought it was pretty good to be honest I have a thing for the oddity of tiny apartments. Especially since I consider my apartment small for no reason in comparison.

  • Rheverend
    Rheverend 2 bulan yang lalu

    In school, my best friend was from Osaka and we both lived in the same building, in tiny one-room apartments and this video makes me miss her so much!

  • Mishi Rose
    Mishi Rose Tahun Yang lalu +1474

    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 11 bulan yang lalu +2

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

    • Neko
      Neko 11 bulan yang lalu +4

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

  • Personal Contrasts
    Personal Contrasts Bulan Yang lalu

    Wow. I never thought I would say/ write this, but just watching actually made me feel a bit claustrophobic. I live in a 30qm flat which in Germany is already pretty small, but compared to those I feel super luxurious now 🤣

  • Jen Hinde
    Jen Hinde Bulan Yang lalu

    (I did watch this when it first came out!!) I love the idea of the apartments. I especially like bath one. Because of my pain, baths are a life saver. Not sure about eating in there though 🤣Can get of board with watching youtube while soaking, since I already do that 😂

  • Poskeegget
    Poskeegget Bulan Yang lalu

    You probably found one of the most interesting people possible for touring places to live. =) Okazaki san is such a great personality.

  • Rayce Yams
    Rayce Yams 2 bulan yang lalu

    It's probably been since you uploaded this video that I first watched it and I still think about Ueda's space and how it works for him. Thanks again for this video

  • VesperAegis News & Games
    VesperAegis News & Games 10 bulan yang lalu +3167

    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.

    • JinMori07_
      JinMori07_ 5 bulan yang lalu

      @Isti Rudiretno tbh with the windows open it looks spacious, i also have Clausterphobic but it didnt effect me that much

    • Robin McInarnay
      Robin McInarnay 5 bulan yang lalu +2

      ⎀and all the way to using the bathtub as a water version of a sofa, chaise lounge/recliner, & kitchen/dining table. He's coined the term 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘤𝘩, which is a very distant cousin to the previously popular height of the 80s but now defunct *waterbed*\(ϋ)/!

    • Hiro Takasugi
      Hiro Takasugi 5 bulan yang lalu +4

      He also has enough space to where he can game while on the toilet. He can literally be the ultimate gamer.

    • the hatred 94
      the hatred 94 5 bulan yang lalu

      @MikeDF2020 bath might be too small for that. Unless both are of small size it would be a hard fit

    • MikeDF2020
      MikeDF2020 5 bulan yang lalu +3

      @Daniel Sabrel like this is stuff we take for granted but imagine if he has a partner over, they would love it! relaxing bath and a movie? are you kidding me?

  • Plarnston
    Plarnston 2 bulan yang lalu

    loving the positive quirky energy that Okazaki-san has... she's so cool!

  • Luke
    Luke Bulan Yang lalu

    Funny how vertical it is! I love it! Lofts are always so cool!

  • slywlf
    slywlf 2 bulan yang lalu

    The bigger the space the more stuff you end up owning - exactly!!!! While my living space is significantly larger, it is barely 1/3 of the size of my old place, and getting rid of excess "stuff" AKA clutter is essential. Less stuff means more time to actually live! Not sure I am ready for such a minuscule space, but maybe someday!

  • AQUA
    AQUA Bulan Yang lalu

    Both tenants were so adorable and made their spaces work for then in their own way.
    Japanese just seems so detail oriented noticing the smallest opportunities.
    Looks like she will be moving into one of the bigger spaces 😆.
    In my mind they get together and then the destiny of the entire building is fulfilled as the architect intended and they move their families in as they start their own family and then they can share all spaced and have showers and baths and peep through the mystery hole 😆
    End of story...this book can go on the beam with all other books to be read.