Low monthly rent for rooms that were rented by the hour.

There is a perception that apartments in Japan are expensive, but if you are fine with comfortable dimensions, there are great deals to be found. For example, there is currently a property in the city of Asahikawa, Hokkaido Prefecturewith studios for only 29,000 yen (195 USD) per month.

There’s a building maintenance fee of 3,000 yen added to it, bringing the total monthly cost to 32,000 yen, but it’s still extremely affordable, especially since the maintenance fee also covers the building. your entire water bill. And as a particularly pleasant convenience, each unit has its own private garage with a shutter directly below. It’s a fairly rare luxury in Japan, but it makes sense for each unit to have its own discreet parking spot, because before this building was an apartment building, it was a love hotel.

▼ The building

For those unfamiliar with the term, love hotels are a class of hotels in Japan that rent out their rooms by the hour so consenting adults can express their love for one another in a physical way. Once upon a time, the building seen above was the Nokyo Hotel, a love hotel with an unusual agricultural theme for its room names where in-room fridges were stocked with a selection of seasonal vegetables that guests could take with them..

▼ The exterior of the building, post-renovation

The hotel closed down a while ago, but it has apparently been renovated and turned into an apartment building. The floor plan shows what a perfectly habitable studio looks like. The toilet and shower/bath are located in separate rooms, always considered a plus in Japan, and there is a separate sink for washing your face or brushing your teeth, and you also get a reasonably sized kitchenette.

There doesn’t seem to be any storage space in the wall so you’ll have to buy a wardrobe or rack to hang your clothes on, but that’s really the only big downside, apart from the potential annoyance of knowing that many, many people have installed it in your living space before its renovation, if it is not a decisive factor for you, however, the list of the apartment building, which is located in the Daiba area of ​​Asahikawa, may be found here.

Source: Real estate information on the Internet Going through Twitter/@hopigon Going through IT media, Deep Annai
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