What a $20,000/Month Japanese Apartment is Like | Tokyo Home Tour

  • Published on Oct 23, 2020
  • We go inside a $20,000 per month Japanese apartment in the heart of Harajuku, Tokyo. But how good can it really be? Let's take a tour!
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  • Abroad in Japan
    Abroad in Japan  Year ago +2280

    NOTIFICATION SQUAD: Take a shot every time someone compares a single room to the size of their apartment.
    So what's the verdict? Good value for money given the private roof oasis and location in the heart of Harajuku? Or simply overpriced mayhem?
    A HUGE thanks to Alex for showing us around - if you want to explore the amazing properties on his website check out: i-home.tokyo
    Feel free to drop him a line if you have any questions about moving to Tokyo!
    - And as for me, it's back to the ironing board.

    • Freddy Stylez
      Freddy Stylez 8 months ago

      Always interesting subjects & content 👌

    • Aedufare
      Aedufare 9 months ago

      Man the music is so good in this. Especially at 1:00 with the trumpet in the right. Really wish music for this was linked.

    • OjoRojo40
      OjoRojo40 10 months ago

      Capitalism is really out of control.

    • sursurrus
      sursurrus 11 months ago

      @Freiya2011 Just like most absurd mansions (which is what this is), the person actually making the money doesn't enjoy it, their family/entourage does. Having housesat and lived in absurd mansions from time to time... you don't know how right you are! They're usually uncomfortable, excessively annoying to walk around in (like the maze in this video), and then there's the sheer amount of stuff you have to have just so the place doesn't look totally empty.

    • sursurrus
      sursurrus 11 months ago

      @Rob potatoesVery roughly in the US a 20K/month 30-year mortgage with zero percent down would be a $4,000,000 house. So it's AT LEAST 4 million. But based on my magic real estate nose, it's probably closer to 10 million.

  • Collin Abroadcast
    Collin Abroadcast Year ago +1874

    Do people actually RENT for that much? That sounds insane 😂

    • Weekly Fascination
      Weekly Fascination 7 days ago

      Yes, they do. If you're an executive of a company and only plan to stay in Tokyo for 2 years, you rent.

    • MaffiaH
      MaffiaH 20 days ago

      @nikita novikov HK? Hell's Kitchen?

    • moltenbullet
      moltenbullet 5 months ago

      @smonyboy Singapore isn't that expensive though. Pretty affordable because of how payments work through CPF and stuff. Essentially, when it comes down to it, through CPF your employer pays for your house and a small part of your salary pays for the rest. Unless you're a foreigner who HAS to rent, I guess. But even then, a big maisonette condo at Queenstown will only run you about $6000 a month for the whole place. I had a friend who rented a 4 story landed for $10000 a month. It came with a pool and its own yard; down at Faber road.

    • COOL Vlogs
      COOL Vlogs 6 months ago

      Wow that’s crazy for the price. Pretty huge. I think the guest bedroom is just the right size for most and I could live in that alone.😜🤣🤪🤯

  • Tom Burchill
    Tom Burchill Year ago +76

    Actually I was thinking $20K a month wasn't too bad for one of one Tokyo's swankiest neighborhoods until I remembered all of fees upon fees upon fees and the special added fee for the "privilege of paying fees" fee and the "just because we want to screw you even more" fee and finally, the "you gotta be kidding me" fee!

  • Absolute Aficionado
    Absolute Aficionado 9 months ago +451

    This guy is a very skilled salesman. I think his shining brilliance shined particularly bright when Chris said:"This is a great place to sit and eat Muffins." and the boi responded with a quite sincere sounding and slightly flattering:"It is."

    • Dark Shadow
      Dark Shadow 6 months ago

      was thinking the same thing

    • Jessie G
      Jessie G 6 months ago +3

      Something about your post made me giddy ☺️ carry on

    • Absolute Aficionado
      Absolute Aficionado 7 months ago +8

      @Airyana Waējah shekel shekel
      It's also natraul to make typos, but this is one is positively supernatraul :^)

    TDPMAYHEM 10 months ago +22

    When I was living and going to school in Japan, I was renting a two bedroom apartment in Funabashi that had pretty big rooms, one of which was for sleeping, the other was turned into a dining room. I has an awesome deep, box style bathtub that I absolutely loved. All the floors except in the kitchen and bathroom were tatami. I only paid 500 bucks a month for it. It’s cool to live in the city but it’s smarter to live right outside of it. Kind of like living in NYC but not right in the city. In Queens or Brooklyn would be cheaper. This place in the video is amazing but you’d need to rent with roommates for it to be fun and more affordable. Think of the after parties you could have here with awesome garden lighting. Blues and reds, hang some lights that are dim… I miss Japan so much.

  • Laura d
    Laura d Year ago +12

    Not only was it interesting, but you two made it incredibly entertaining as well. Thank you! ありがとう

  • More Bad Ideas
    More Bad Ideas Year ago +198

    Chris, I gotta say that your videos always make me feel at home. I don't know why I've never lived in Japan.
    I'm glad this was in Harajuku, I've had some of my most awesome moements in Japan on Tekashita street.

  • Not Available
    Not Available Year ago +6

    You and Sharla make a good YT team! I particularly enjoyed the bike tour video you did featuring a number of guests, including Sharla!

  • Millenium Boomer
    Millenium Boomer 8 months ago +6

    The living room space is nice, I mean where else would you put your grand piano?! Also is the elevator to the roof the regular elevator everyone uses? Or is it a different one just for my apartment? Also is there a priority system i.e. if I'm in my apartment on the 4th floor while the elevator is idle and want to go up, do I get priority over someone on the third floor who wants to go down?

  • Bee Bee
    Bee Bee 8 months ago +71

    "This is the least big room. Let's call it the smallest." How avantgarde.

  • chevalier
    chevalier 9 months ago

    Despite the price and debates about buying a real house, the house style is incredibly calming. Nice bedroom, awesome indoor outdoor experience, nothing too crazy (except the lift). I think if it was built anywhere else outside Tokyo, where land price is cheaper, this house design would sold instantly.

  • ラファエルRISE
    ラファエルRISE Year ago +2155

    Chris seems to be so proud about his ironing board kitchen space.

    • ZhertalZheitk
      ZhertalZheitk Year ago

      @Abroad in Japan Oh! The irony

    • Skyrat
      Skyrat Year ago +1

      That's how surfing came about wasn't it? Someone took an ironing board onto the waves and surfed them?

    • Peter Milne
      Peter Milne Year ago

      @Rammsoldat Colin Furze is proof of that.

    • Peter Milne
      Peter Milne Year ago

      @Skyrat Surfboard.

  • SpecialJay
    SpecialJay 3 days ago

    When I first moved to Switzerland it was the same way, they didn't want to rent to me as a foreigner. Until I lucked onto a landlord that turned out to be prejudiced against Swiss!

  • YuiYui
    YuiYui Year ago +20

    At first I read it as 20,000 yen a month, and was jaw dropping at how good this place was for the price...and then you said dollars, and it all made sense.

  • Caitlin Steiner - AmericanGirlInTokyo

    Obsessed with this video!! Totally hilarious but also professional!!! Great job!!

  • KiyokaMakibi
    KiyokaMakibi Year ago +1

    3:39 A BIT bigger than most bedrooms in Japan? Good lord.. It really puts into perspective how small Japanese apartments are.
    I absolutely LOVED the garden. How wonderful is that being able to loose yourself there and pretend you're not in the city

    • Morganna
      Morganna Year ago

      Yep if you ever watch some other videos of people living in Japan you will see how small apartments are

  • Gautier C
    Gautier C Year ago +2897

    Alex giving some hard James Bond villain vibes.

    • Puppy Puppington
      Puppy Puppington 3 months ago

      @Iododendron DAD!!!! One billion is bigger than one million, genius!!!!! Lol

    • Brian Lynch
      Brian Lynch Year ago

      Where is the pool with sharks or piranha

    • US Covenant
      US Covenant Year ago

      An apartment that size in America would be what, 3k-5k max?

    • Dennis Riverdale
      Dennis Riverdale Year ago +1

      I've met him years ago on Okinawa.... normal vibes then ;-)

  • Marjory Dickerson
    Marjory Dickerson 20 days ago +23

    Felicidades, es un buen ejemplo.
    250 sentadillas son unos KISSSS.Uno muchas y un buen ejercicio.
    5:25 Se deja ver que hay muy buenos resultados 😍👍
    Saludos desde la Cd.. de world 🌹😉💖
    los mortales abian apreciado tan hermosa mujer.

  • Sasha Von Kirsch
    Sasha Von Kirsch Year ago

    I had a luxury to live in couple big Hauses and apartment in my life. In Japan I understand that I like smaller places more. It is more convenient, less cleaning (or you have to pay a cleaner. Which I don't do) and usually your family use one favorite spot all together , all other sofas are just taking up space .

  • Rick Price
    Rick Price 11 months ago +5

    I like how his friend can't turn off his real estate tour self as he's taking him through. Love it.

    • Aaron Bernath
      Aaron Bernath 4 months ago +1

      Lol yeah straight into presentation mode. Habit no doubt

  • Kjaamor
    Kjaamor 3 months ago +3

    "This is the the least big bedroom. Let's call it the smallest."
    That would seem fair.

  • Sardonic Spartan
    Sardonic Spartan Year ago +1753

    I could watch a series of Chris touring Japan houses.

  • Vad
    Vad Year ago

    Hahahahaha!! Scottie the pug is the CEO lol. Great video, first time seeing your channel and I loved it! It's been a while since I've been in Japan! I DO remember the people staring at me like I was Godzilla lol. At 6'3 and 210lbs I did stand out quite a bit lol. Tokyo is an amazing city! Love Japan.

  • Mandy
    Mandy Year ago +1

    "This is gonna be depressing" I laughed so much on the opening of the video, bc that is what I thought as well as I am living in a scharehouse with just one tiny room, bc I can't afford other places in Tokyo. But DAMN such a place would be a dream~~~

  • PlatonicNerd
    PlatonicNerd 11 months ago +1

    I understand the aversion to foreigners, sort of remind me of when I worked at an agency in the UK. When you would find out someone is not working and using benefits to pay for the rent, you immediately have to ask for guarantors which must be home owners. Its security for the landlord more anything.

  • Hex
    Hex Year ago

    The master bedroom was so large and open that it made me uncomfortable and I thought "this would be an excellent room to turn into a living room. I'll just sleep in the first bedroom."
    Then the living room was twice as large and I totally take it back. I think I could get by in that apartment. The master bedroom might just be perfect for me. Those gardens are even better.

  • Alvin
    Alvin Year ago +560

    Alex was holding the dog like a bond villains, I love it. Chris, you can learn from him - you need more bond villain pets for more subs

  • amadaria
    amadaria 9 months ago +10

    Hearing how many times this guy said his entire apartment would fit into one of those rooms makes me really appreciate the living situation I have right now. I'm renting an entire house for the price of one room because the homeowner just wants someone to live in the place while his mom is still alive. When she passes he's going to sell the house, I assume, and I'll find another place to live. Here's hoping Mom is hail and healthy for many years to come!

    • amadaria
      amadaria 7 months ago +1

      @combs brushes I sure hope he's coming. I sent him an invitation. He's in charge of bringing the tequila and said he'd get his mom to make some taquitos.

    • combs brushes
      combs brushes 7 months ago

      repent Jesus christ is coming, repent before it's too late, Jesus loves you

  • Gilles
    Gilles 11 months ago +1

    Definitely interesting mixture of woods. For some reason Japanese love this kind of early 2000s hotel style.

  • lehoff
    lehoff 6 months ago

    I've been around the world a few times over, and the one thing I've never been able to get is small living spaces. I did it as a student - but I like my space, but with a family I suppose your priorities change. 200sqm is the minimum I'd be okay with but outdoor space is even more important imo.

  • Carol Brady
    Carol Brady 5 months ago

    Love the Pug; we also have Pugs (2), both snore like crazy!! Absolutely amazing apartment size for Japan!

  • brodersami
    brodersami Year ago

    Kinda fascinated by the knotted wood finish on the concrete pillars. I wonder how they did it, would you really get those dark knots from just the formwork?

  • Guillaume Ceccarelli
    Guillaume Ceccarelli 11 months ago +14

    As a wheelchair user, I'm realizing that even a $20k per month apartment is built with small doors, tiny corridors, stairs that don't really need to be there... into an accommodation that would render wheelchair living quite poorly maneuverable. This is quite astonishing to me. Not only that space consciousness is still so present in a home for which traditional limitations don't really apply, but also that accessibility seems to be such an elusive type of luxury for the country as a whole when looking at it from the outside.

    • Guillaume Ceccarelli
      Guillaume Ceccarelli 2 months ago

      @Vj I wasn't assuming anything, but I was surprised. Japanese culture valuing being considerate, accessibility (or lack thereof) is an interesting element to consider.

    • Vj
      Vj 2 months ago

      Well, they don't have ADA regulations and I wouldn't go to another country assuming they do.

    • Guillaume Ceccarelli
      Guillaume Ceccarelli 2 months ago

      @I’m stupid, but I've lived for the longest in Stockholm, Sweden but have had an ok time living in Paris for a few years (though the apartment accessibility issue there is real, and I suppose, commensurate to a point with what I should expect in Tokyo), and I've had little to no problem visiting Barcelona & Madrid. True, there will always be problems of some kind that you have to overcome, but if you compare city life with the opposite (whether less dense urban areas or full-blown rural life), I still think cities win out in terms of ability to live well for wheelchair users.

    • I’m stupid, but
      I’m stupid, but 2 months ago +1

      @Guillaume Ceccarelli which part of europe if you don’t mind me asking? because when i visited europe it seemed like a terrible place for wheelchairs, with the cobbled roads, frequent stairs, and lack of “disabled” bathrooms, elevators, and wheelchair ramps

    • Guillaume Ceccarelli
      Guillaume Ceccarelli 3 months ago

      @I’m stupid, but In Japan? Perhaps. They've done me wonders in Europe.

  • Elisha Chua
    Elisha Chua 7 months ago +1

    But for real, from where I am (Philippines), our usual monthly rent for a three-floor apartment in a residential area (not high-end but also not low-end) is around US$385 - 480 converted. Where me, my siblings and parents live, our rent is around $385, with three floors, in the city with other apartments and some small stores. So I find the standard monthly rent of 100,000 yen in Japan to be actually expensive. I probably need to win the lottery or get a high-end job to be able to live comfortably upon arriving in Japan. (::_::)

    • 人虎
      人虎 5 months ago +1

      (from philippines too!) our apartment unit costs about 150 usd when converted. we don't live near a big city (so put that in mind). but each unit has two floors, a laundry room connected to a guest's comfort room, a bathroom, and two bedrooms. the apartment complex has a gate and working cctvs installed. the complex itself is situated near a fastfood branch, a convenience store, and a produce market. crazy how my family can get THIS much from a cheaper price than what's offered in typical "luxury apartments in XXX" videos here in youtube :')

  • Dragonsantos
    Dragonsantos Year ago +2

    Thank you for making this video, I look forward to finding a home in Japan.

  • Learn to Fly
    Learn to Fly Year ago +2972

    Why are all of Chris’s friends super rich and own these huge companies, but he’s still like a university student.

    • Nicole H
      Nicole H 2 months ago

      I mean he’s a famous TheXvidr… that makes enough money to live comfortably

    • David Mitchell
      David Mitchell 3 months ago

      @ganymede242 Exactly. For a non-'celebrity' (i.e., Taylor Swift, Jordan Peterson, Joe Rogan, etc.), he's doing great. He's really built something incredibly entertaining and informative.

    • SirFrancisBacon
      SirFrancisBacon 3 months ago

      @ItsRauben Add patreon to that and he's probably hitting a million. 7.4k patreons, at minimum of $3 dollars each.

    • SirFrancisBacon
      SirFrancisBacon 3 months ago

      You're crazy if you think he isn't doing well for himself. He makes like 200k a year on youtube, and at least 400k a year from patreon (probably more).

    • Cotton Candy Faygo
      Cotton Candy Faygo 4 months ago

      im high

  • Kilon Alios
    Kilon Alios 11 months ago

    That was very ... depressing !!! In Greece for that amount of money you can get 10 apartments like this one and we will throw in a 1000 times better view. I knew that Tokyon apartments were microscopic but always assumed that the luxury ones will be much bigger than this. I obviously completely underestimated Tokyo's desperate need for space. Love the video keep up the amazing work.

  • Franco Castro
    Franco Castro 6 months ago

    Incredible how even luxury apartments are tiny in Tokyo. I was paying around 1250 usd for a house here that was bigger, more modern and more luxurious than this apartment.

  • Scott Wallace
    Scott Wallace Year ago +11

    This makes me especially happy that I live in a 75 m2 apartment in Vienna, Austria (also not a bad city) with a 15 m2 balcony, for €550 a month. But I guess real estate agents deserve to be rich.

    • Scott Wallace
      Scott Wallace 11 months ago +1

      @MsJavaWolf Prices have skyrocketed here in Vienna too recently. We were lucky to get this _Gemeindebauwohnung_ 15 years ago. Now it's just about impossible to find anything affordable.

    • MsJavaWolf
      MsJavaWolf 11 months ago

      A sick deal tbh. I was not able to get a similar deal in Frankfurt or even the surrounding cities.

  • David Coria
    David Coria 11 months ago

    Hi from USA…I love Japan! Amazing Japanese people! It is fun to go shoppings and restaurants etc…❤️❤️❤️❤️beautiful houses and apartments too 🌹🌹🌹

  • Ian B
    Ian B Year ago +3749

    chris wore his most expensive t shirt for this. He means business.

  • Bass Clef Ely
    Bass Clef Ely Year ago +110

    I was half-expecting them to find the secret space where the maid keeps her husband.

    • Brandon Gonzales
      Brandon Gonzales 11 months ago +10

      If you're talking about the movie "Parasite" that's Korean, lol

  • Pat L
    Pat L 8 months ago +17

    Don’t let Chris kid you, he can afford lots of stuff with his 2.4M subscription base. 🥳

  • Sasha Von Kirsch
    Sasha Von Kirsch Year ago

    And that rooftop garden is amazing, it's goals, it's a dream 😍

  • Aimee K
    Aimee K Year ago +5

    Sharla is "someone a bit good". That is a massive compliment coming from Chris 😂

  • HeelvsBabyface
    HeelvsBabyface Year ago +989

    I really needed this video for my own sanity. Thank you.

    • Top
      Top Year ago +1

      @dogtop19 It's 2 million yen a month, convert that and it's over 19,000 US dollars. Unless you're in a different country where that translates to 2,000 of your currency.

    • Joe Dirt
      Joe Dirt Year ago

      HEY AZ.

    • shaheed Hussain
      shaheed Hussain Year ago +1

      Woah! did not see this coming ahaha

    • dogtop19
      dogtop19 Year ago

      you know that is only like $2,000 us dollars right.

    • Rangel Mladenov
      Rangel Mladenov Year ago +2

      You should consider making a video together. You know like a vacation and a collaboration thing :D :D :D :D

  • I Believe In Woozi Supremacy

    i love how this man comfortably hold his pug at his office

  • farvista
    farvista 7 months ago +2

    Starting out with a cheery "THIS is gonna be depressing!" 🤣
    I'm a Texan, so I'm just makin' assumptions here, but that made me laugh out loud. It just sounded SO BRITISH!

  • Form of Therapy
    Form of Therapy Year ago +1777

    It's empty for a reason I guess.

    • 雪
       5 months ago +1

      @Stephen Shields apartments for sale usually start from 40mil yen and a 100 square meter house can go for 300 mil yen in central tokyo its crazy.

    • planescaped
      planescaped 6 months ago +4

      @iErika True, there is a different cultural attitude in Japan in regards to being super rich. In the West it is often encouraged to show off, where in Japan (don't know so much about Korea/China) it is the complete opposite, and the super-rich are encouraged not to brag and make other people feel bad.

    • Tina Vino
      Tina Vino 6 months ago

      If you buy it, in the future when you want to sell it , it will take months, years. So some rich people from foreign country won't buy it, but rent it.

    • iErika
      iErika 7 months ago +3

      @Frank Cruz That's where you're wrong. A lot of Japanese people can easily afford this but sees it as a waste of money or too extravagant for no reason at all. As most Japanese, they are very careful not to flaunt their wealth.

    • GameFuMaster
      GameFuMaster 7 months ago +19

      @Stephen Shields in the heart of Harajuku, Tokyo? Location matters as much if not more than the actual house itself you know...

  • jan kastbjerg
    jan kastbjerg 11 months ago

    damn, i dont live in a overcrowded country/city, and my apartment could still fit many times over inside that one xD
    i think the biggest apartment i've had is ca. 1~1.5K$ a month for aprox 100 sqm, and now i live in a 35 sqm apartment 😄

  • arcticblue2
    arcticblue2 Year ago +333

    "This is gonna be depressing". That hits home hard. Most people struggle to get by here in Okinawa, but one day, I had the opportunity to go to the company owner's house to troubleshoot some computer problems (because of course he was using a company computer as his home computer). The house was beautiful and had an amazing view of the city. Plus, he had central heat/AC which I've never seen in any house in Okinawa. I can only dream of living in a home like that here.

    • Teresa H
      Teresa H Year ago

      @bitfreakazoid not greed, ethics. Try them sometime.

    • bitfreakazoid
      bitfreakazoid Year ago

      @WookieWarrior This apartment is also in the middle of Harajuku.

    • Jennifer Stine
      Jennifer Stine Year ago

      In the US you can use a personal car as a taxicab. Usually it's people driving a typical budget car. Once I road in a BMW using this. I did NOT want to get out. Later the realization that it would probably never happen again just hit me like a few tons of bricks. Needless to say I was crushed. At least I got a happy memory.

  • Tianyu Li
    Tianyu Li Year ago +1

    I have to say: It is really not that expensive when you compare this to the rent in Manhattan NY. It is like 20x size of a 2b2b apartment but only 4x more expensive.

  • Trevor Isle
    Trevor Isle Year ago

    The best channel on you tube. Watching Chris say..."I'd just roll around and around" and looking at the realtor's face.. 😂😂😂

  • Rotsilannen Official
    Rotsilannen Official 7 months ago

    Sickest apartment I see videos like this 🥰
    Try to trust anyway if things do not go as they are!!
    Great video

  • l c
    l c Year ago

    WOW, what a nice video of an amazing spacious apartment!

  • Phoenesse Tee
    Phoenesse Tee Year ago +1424

    "I would just roll around on the floor with it."
    Don't pretend like you don't already do this, Chris.

    • Freddy Stylez
      Freddy Stylez 8 months ago


    • Anthony Cortes
      Anthony Cortes 11 months ago +1

      @Abroad in Japan I'd say you're a few more than two rolls in.

    • Juzzadood
      Juzzadood Year ago +4

      @Abroad in Japan PSA: That's five rolls for the average person!

    • bonehead
      bonehead Year ago +5

      @Abroad in Japan so you have tried it :P

    • Phoenesse Tee
      Phoenesse Tee Year ago +45

      @Abroad in Japan Even better, now you have an excuse to break in-- er rent that $20,000 apartment

  • Shao Kahn
    Shao Kahn Year ago +44

    That awkward moment when a $250,000 house is nicer than a 20k a month apartment in Japan.

    • Nathan5791
      Nathan5791 6 months ago

      @K R No amount of 'location' can justify a 20K/Month price. You can probably purchase a really good home even in a great location for 4-5 million in most popular cities in the world. You can easily get approved for a loan if you have 20K/month money and just buy a. place that is 10x better than this and build equity. This is a crapbox for the price. Literally soulless. The 'garden' looks like weed growing and hasn't been cut in ages. The rooms give off a 70s vibe. Apart from being big, there is literally nothing here.

    • Denis
      Denis 9 months ago +1

      Well I’d rather have the Tokyo apartment than some thing in the boonies

    • K R
      K R 9 months ago +5

      Location, location, location. Is what I believe they’d say

    • K Sp
      K Sp 9 months ago

      I guess you're not in London then! LOL

  • Paul
    Paul 21 day ago

    I love how the realtor is already standing up and holding a dog when Chris enters

  • MasterMindBB
    MasterMindBB 11 months ago

    Chris knows how to do his job! Great video

  • TugaRed
    TugaRed Year ago

    firstly, i was not impressed. Its a beautiful and clean, modern apartment. I would love to have it, but i could have more or less the same for about 2000-5000 dollars in Switzerland (Zürich). So i first thought, this is too expensive.
    But when i heard of the moving in fees.... well i guess its not the same. Absolutely not and incredibly ridicolous!
    Otherwise i would think its too expensive for 20k.

  • Voices of the Past
    Voices of the Past Year ago +201

    Great idea this. Very much enjoy these videos.

  • LowryderKid
    LowryderKid Year ago +387

    This is relatively depressing for the price.

    • Wardeni
      Wardeni 6 months ago

      @ׂVel Vel If you're looking for a rural experience, I have bad news. Japan has one of the highest population densities on the planet. In a country that has less surface area than California, there are 125 million people. The greater Tokyo area alone has almost 40 million people, making it the most populous city in the world.

    • ׂVel Vel
      ׂVel Vel 6 months ago +1

      @Wardeni the states is just toxic here, it's so suffocating sometimes and just standing outside, looking at our dull streets, it gives me a headahce. so I'm willing to learn some japanese and rush to japan.

    • Wardeni
      Wardeni 7 months ago +1

      @davidetre All cities are depressing.

    • Blue cheese
      Blue cheese 8 months ago +1

      Where I live this is a dream come true lol

    • ivanlagrossemoule
      ivanlagrossemoule 9 months ago +5

      Everything is cramped and narrow. That being said, if you've ever searched for a home you should realize that everything seems smaller when empty.

  • V.
    V. Year ago +4

    Imagine having to relocate from this appartment anywhere else in Tokyo. You would need to sell half of your furniture, because no way you would find the same space appartment twice in a row.

    BSGNZ 7 months ago

    I love all the built in storage EVERYWHERE!!!!

  • maiwei
    maiwei Year ago +1

    If I could afford $20k a MONTH, I'd retire and live on the beach in Okinawa or something in a modest, but livable space. Would be DOPE!

  • The Kind GM
    The Kind GM Year ago +438

    I think what actually impressed Chris the most was the ability to hide the kitchen.

  • Yaro Aram
    Yaro Aram Year ago

    pretty amazing how there even is such a thing as 20k rent.
    Rents cap at around 3-4k in my country.
    And even that is rare.
    Because it makes no sense to rent when you could be buying.

  • Sakason
    Sakason Year ago +53

    that real estate guy looks like an absolute villain with that suit while petting his bull dog

  • Sazan Fatah
    Sazan Fatah 3 months ago

    I wish I get this level live in this kind of appartment in Japan

  • Michael Bucci
    Michael Bucci 5 months ago

    Love "well this is going to be depressing " I almost spat my pepsi out my nose when you said that . Then I subscribed , that was internet GOLD !

  • xiaorishu
    xiaorishu Year ago +9016

    Lol, can't imagine a random rich person watching this video and be like "Yep, I'm moving in tomorrow."

    • Itou j.k.
      Itou j.k. 6 months ago

      Who have $20,000 to pay a apartment rental can buy your own apartment...lol

    • Rambi
      Rambi 6 months ago

      Why not?
      Just like reviews for cars, boats and other items with rather high monetary value these videos serves as entertainment for the masses and actual review value for the few.
      I'm curious, to the people saying that rich folk doesn't use TheXvid, at what yearly income do they find the platform to be underneath them?

    • Noahhkun
      Noahhkun 6 months ago

      @lofihippie are you rich? No and your completely wrong 💀

    • Noahhkun
      Noahhkun 6 months ago

      @J Wyour parents money will run out make sure you jus as smart as them

    • Aziris
      Aziris 6 months ago

      Real rich people would buy this house to rent it to poor people. They'd live on the ground, with large front gate and large yard outside metropolitan Tokyo.

  • Doctor Catnip
    Doctor Catnip 9 months ago +2

    I seriously doubt 20k a month is the most expensive in Tokyo, …

  • Terri Lewis
    Terri Lewis Year ago

    Loving the stone bench! Just so cool.

  • NoxSicarius1
    NoxSicarius1 6 months ago

    Always crazy seeing the costs of foreign living. It costs more to buy that apartment than it does to buy an entire castle in some countries. Most americans find anything under 800 sqft unlivable and that only costs $600-1200 a month in most areas

  • Learning Tho
    Learning Tho 10 months ago

    "If I lived here which is never going to happen, I would probably just sit like out here, maybe I'll have like a table here, sit, drink my coffee, play with a dog that I don't have"
    Honestly if I have all that money to rent this apartment, I would buy a house instead of giving out that money to the landlord.

  • EMD
    EMD Year ago +38

    Chris, Sharla, deep sarcasm, a Bond villain and a bewildered-looking pug. I genuinely don’t need anything else to make my day.

  • Just saying it
    Just saying it Year ago

    I liked this video, i had no idea how small the places actually are. The first one is so depressing!
    Did anyone else get how they tiptoed around saying that Japanese landlords are racists at the end ? You imagine if an English landlord treated a foreign tenant like that. It’s so backwards and yet it’s apparently not an issue 🤷‍♂️😂

  • YeahShaw
    YeahShaw Year ago +432

    Looking like an evil genius there holding the dog.

    • NaughtyLettuce
      NaughtyLettuce 7 months ago +2

      @D. Martin Poor darling was forced into a bro handshake, I was hurting for him. The lack of respect !!

    • D. Martin
      D. Martin 8 months ago +3

      And definitely not ghey at all.

    • ammyranth
      ammyranth 10 months ago +8

      A purposely bred disabled dog

    • geshkigal
      geshkigal Year ago +22

      he's a realtor who caters to evil geniuses

  • jseasterman
    jseasterman 7 months ago +1

    But would you serve clotted cream or lemon curd with your magnificent scones and crumpets? And is Chinese brick tea or Earl Gery or Scottish Breakfast tea an option? I can see serving a traditional Irish breakfast up there. I like Japanese food...any time after 12 PM local time....but I have done eggs on ramen noodles.

  • Mellchiril
    Mellchiril 9 months ago

    While it looks extremely luxurious I don't think I'd personally want to live there. The amount of windows would make it rather difficult to place furniture in my opinion.
    Then again, my personal living space comes a lot closer to regular sized apartments in Tokyo, so I shouldn't be too surprised that I don't know what to do with a space that massive.

  • Alex Allman
    Alex Allman 10 months ago +1

    It's kind of odd coming from NY where $20K/mo is nothing unusual (especially for 4 bedrooms) and paying only $20 for parking 2 hours in midtown is cheap.

  • Raven T
    Raven T Year ago

    Wow, that rooftop garden is fantastic!

  • Priyabrata Mohapatra

    I'm in love with that iHome guy. So funny and sweet.

  • poraxus
    poraxus 5 months ago

    The guy showcasing the apartment for chris is super talented at what he dose, he should have his own channel

  • Mathijs van Nimwegen
    Mathijs van Nimwegen Year ago +692

    He’s like The Godfather of real estate, holding that pug like a boss.

    • Caroline Ang
      Caroline Ang Year ago

      the pug got all my attention.

    • Theturtleowl
      Theturtleowl Year ago

      Dat viel mij ook al op, Dr. Evil vibes.

    • Jaydev Raol
      Jaydev Raol Year ago


    • Maeda Toshiie
      Maeda Toshiie Year ago +1

      @Amanda Shhh, don't reveal Dogbert's real identity...

    • Amanda
      Amanda Year ago +14

      And the dog is his CEO, he worth / makes more money than I do....that’s sad lol

  • Alex Kie
    Alex Kie Year ago

    Seems overpriced even for Tokyo, even in London where rent tends to be a bit more expensive you can get a much better place for that kind of money in a superb location.
    Also, I find it funny how all estate agents have this voice tone where everything they say just sounds so forced and fake, the kind of people who will lie to you no matter what if they can make any profit out of it lol.
    Nonetheless amazing video as usual and you manage to make even things like this interesting!

  • Feu De La Croix
    Feu De La Croix Year ago +6

    20k a month?
    There are entire mansions for SALE in new England for 20k. Granted they're very run down and need lots of care to be put back together. But still.

  • TechneMoira
    TechneMoira 4 months ago

    What can I say? The apartment is gorgeous, of course... not to mention it is roughly five times the surface area of my own house... without the garden. The one thing that I liked most about the video is the fact that the realtor, Alex in the video, was so polite to say "my business partner and I..." and not the usual impolite and disrespectful way around most people do. Call me a bit oldfashioned but I do like polite people ;)

  • Patz Chan
    Patz Chan Year ago +4

    I just love it that I can be taken on a tour like this while staying a broke weeb :')

  • Huzzy
    Huzzy Year ago +35

    it would be cool to see the opposite of this video, checking out an extremely budget apartment in a similar area!

  • Gale
    Gale 8 months ago +1

    I was like "$20.000 an appartment? thats cheap"
    per month.

  • David Beaudoin
    David Beaudoin 11 months ago

    I'm still trying to wrap my head around paying $240k a year (USD) for... Rent. Insanity.
    But, it's a beautiful, spacious place for sure.

    • Ethan Quirk
      Ethan Quirk 11 months ago

      From the talk of who usually moves in to these types of apartments, it would seem no one ever actually pays the rent themselves. They’d be company homes. As in company officers would have these as incentive, in the same way company cars work. Or the embassy pays for them since they can’t have their diplomats living in shoeboxes. 20k a month is nothing to a government

  • Napaea
    Napaea 4 months ago

    Wowwwwww this is the size of a standard western house!!! But in Tokyo it’s ultra rich luxury!

  • DantesGrill
    DantesGrill Year ago +27

    Finally a rich people video that doesn't make me jealous of their wealth

  • CZsWorld
    CZsWorld Year ago +5074

    I'm sure $20K in Texas will get you a 35 bedroom mansion.

    • Lost Ship
      Lost Ship Month ago

      @Garpocalypse for 20k a month?

    • David Mitchell
      David Mitchell 3 months ago

      @Hugh Jass Studios And Miami today!

    • Ash The Duke
      Ash The Duke 3 months ago

      yes 👍🏼

    • Alexandra Smith
      Alexandra Smith 3 months ago

      My first rented apartment in one of the big cities in Texas ... Best area of the city ... 2B/2B ... Utility room ... 3 walk-in closets ... 1.5 Garage ... Private patio ... Very small private garden ... $3000 a month

  • Halcyon90
    Halcyon90 Year ago

    I actually wonder how many calls and messages Alex got after this video. I can totally see a follower contacting even if it was a prank (especially if) 😆

  • RubyRoks
    RubyRoks 7 months ago

    Everything about this video from the adorable pug to literally hiding a kitchen just screams supervillain for some reason

  • lullemans72
    lullemans72 Year ago

    16:12 i know a number of other foreign real estate brokers in japan, so this guy isn't the only one. although he is the only one i've seen who focuses on luxury apartments.

  • Bob Bob
    Bob Bob 11 months ago +1

    I rented an apartment before. Great little place. Had an onsite garage, a pool. Private restrooms. Everything.
    Then I had to move out when my mom said GTAV was to violent for me. ;(

    • The Geeky Preacher
      The Geeky Preacher 11 months ago

      Honestly when I first played GTAV, it wasn’t the violence that phased me but rather the fact that I heard the N-word used more times in the first HOUR of the game than I have in my whole life(maybe first two hours)!

  • UWEEEH『4』R4bb1t
    UWEEEH『4』R4bb1t Year ago +1136

    Wise decision to make the pug the CEO