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Our Japanese apartment tour!


Welcome to our new apartment. It’s 5pm and I’m still drinking coffee. That’s not a good sign.
It means I’m gonna be up until 4am. But it’s okay! I’m very excited to show you guys our new
apartment. When we first moved in
I started filming vlogs about updating every single
part of our apartment But then I just decided I wanted our house
tour to be a surprise. so instead of uploading videos every
week like a normal YouTuber and making a normal living I just wanted to make one
video after three months which was not a smart decision. So I hope you guys are
impressed with our surprise apartment. This is our new living room. Ta-da! I have room to sit here
on our beautiful new blue rug. This is Nagi’s sleeping spot. He likes to sleep here right in front of the TV. He is just a precious, precious little
cinnamon bun. This is now where I edit videos,
on our coffee table over here. Maybe this is a weird spot for a coffee table. You still work sitting on the floor. I hate sitting in chairs. It just reminds me of office work
and it’s not comfortable. I can’t sit with my legs planted,
like feet on the floor. It’s so uncomfortable. I don’t know how people
sit like that. I hate it. I have my amazingly comfy couch
that we brought from Aichi. It was this beige-ish, brown color
but I wanted it to be white, I guess. Because I am very daring with our cats. So I found these like, uhh
white, recliner… ‘Cause this is a reclining couch. Hang on, check it out.
I have to find the reclining thing. So I found like, uhh…
reclining covers on Amazon. And it works pretty well but after sitting on it for like three weeks
it started pilling So I got this super white, fluffy bed cover to sit on now so it’s
extra comfortable. He likes it. Sleeping on this couch.
ALL of the cats like it. It was great a great deal, too. It was the outlet store, right? Yeah, yeah. This was on sale. It was like 70- 60% off? 70?
Whatever, we put that in a different vlog. Yeah, 60, 70% something like that. Yeah, and we have this lovely new
entertainment system from a website calledー
oh my god. He’s so cute.
Did you see that? He just yawns and rolls over. I will never get over our cats. So we got this beautiful new
entertainment system pretty cheap off of a website called Lowya. But not a single one of these pieces was
numbered in any way. They have the instructions
in four different sections. So we’re building this and each part is
built separately. All of the pieces where interspersed
throughout all of the boxes. And turns out, each section uses its own
numbering system. These two boards are
exactly the same… But this one is #7 for section 3 and this one is #8 in section 1. And the thing is… in section 1,
the opposite board is #7. I have labeled the pieces
by number and by section. We have a couple of miscellaneous
pieces on the couch that do not match any of the pictures. I’m sure we’ll figure out what they are
as we go along with this process. I have to go through
the boxes of the hardware. For all I know those aren’t
going to be labeled either. Let’s see. Okay, great. My worst nightmare confirmed. It’s just giant bags of mixed pieces
and nothing’s labeled. I separated and labeled everything. I’m extremely exhausted. I have no motivation left
to actually build the entertainment system. Hiiii. It’s past midnight~ 8 hours later… Are we going to have that clip? uhn What’s that thing from? Spongebob.
Spongebob? How do they speak? How do they say it? 8 hours later EIGHT HOURS LATER… Nagi went to the vet this morning
to get his vaccines. Yeah good boy. Thank you. The vet said you’re overweight. Oh, this isn’t that heavy. This is heavy on my side. After we built it, it turned out lovely.
I love it. These lights are not a part of it.
We added these lights. While we’re working throughout the day
Jun likes listening to those like… Chill… lo-fi beats to… relax/study to. It’s not my first choice so we
compromise and listen to Skyrim Music & Ambience – Towns [10 Hours]. I like it a lot. These are our Final Fantasy Master
Creatures. We have them on display now. So we can look at all of our favorite video
game monsters that they’ve made figures out of. Jun does not like my cow. He keeps asking if he can move it. But I say no. He’s a very beautiful cow and he deserves
to be here. These are our wedding alpaca. They sit right here prominently on
display above our TV. Jun’s sister got them for us
when we got married. The reoccurring theme of our apartment will be fake plants. We have a few real plants but you have to be really careful
with cats because a lot of the plants ーespecially here that they sellー are poisonous if cats chew on them. And our cats like to chew on plants. Yeah.
Poor plants. Hydrangeasーthat was really bad, too. Plus it’s easier to take care of fake
plants and they’re always green. This is the other side of our room. Normally we would have the curtains open but then this video would be backlit
and it would be too difficult to see things. We now have all of this open
space right here. Just a ton of open space. We can move around.
Our cats can play. It’s great. Our old apartment was very, very tiny. This apartment is so much better, guys! We have our table out again. We can use our table and our couch
and everything. This is our cat corner. You may have seen our vlog where
we built our new cat tower. Oh, why don’t we demonstrate one now. You’re such a good climber! 🌟 Look at you go! Because it’s very narrow it actually
doesn’t take up that much room Compared to our old cat tower.
Mmm. And I just like the shape of this one. It’s very nice.
The cats enjoy it a lot. Where’re you going? All right he’s going somewhere.
See yaaa~ This is our cat corner/cat shelf. They’ve got beds on every level of it. We’ve got their toys and litter and everything in these drawers. And then their litter box is down below. Kind of out of the way. I like it. We spent so much
time and effort into this. Making it look nice and
kind of hidden from view. This is a cat corner. They have another litter box in our bedroom but they’ll
always come back and use this one. Yeah I know. Here… is the new kitchen. 😀 This is Jun’s Kitchen part 1. As you can see we have many
fake plants everywhere. Jun was not a fan of the fake plant wall but it’s grown on him. I insisted. Otherwise it’s just a big, plain, white wall. I see what you did there. It was boring. It’s GROWING on me. Ahaha it’s growing on him. We went to so many furniture stores when
we were looking up furniture for this apartment. And Japan has like one type of
kitchen cabinet right now which we do not like. I feel like it’s gonna be
out of style in a few years and then every kitchen cabinet will look old. I just didn’t like it. So we ended up finding this on a
website called Dinos. It took like eight weeks to ship here? It took forever to ship here and the quality ended up being pretty crappy. If we just let the doors go they slam shut. It’s really loud. It’s pretty cheap quality. But we can close everything
which means no cats getting into things, not as much dust getting into things. And then they have these drawers. So when we want to use our oven/
microwave/toaster oven we can just open this. Or when we want coffee,
just open up our coffee spot. I almost broke this a couple times… Yeah, it’s pretty cheap. But it works and I like the end result. We were also able to save a lot of money. Yeah. Another thing we like about this is
is that it’s all flat on top. So the cats can be up here. So a lot of times
they’ll just sleep up here. This is one of the choice sleeping spots
for our cats. We have a bunch of Everfresh plants.
This is a real tree. He’s pretty. Look at him. Look at how much growth…
He’s grown so much. This is a happy tree.
Yeah. This is our new office. We have a pachira here. Here’s our desk that we moved. Because I can’t work sitting on the floor. I need my desk. Some people like sitting at desks. These are from Lowya as well. I just like the color and shape and again everything is shut
so no more cats getting into things. And no more dusting. This is our art wall. This is the art you guys have mailed to us. We love it very, very much. There is an over-representation of
me and Jun though and a very large under-representation of
any of our new cats so please mail us art of our cats so we can put it up on
this wall. We got amazing cat… Yeah, we got these from Animazement
I think last year? Thank you so much for this. We love them.
They’re very adorable. I have more fake leaf walls from Ikea. I mean why not Better than plain white wall. We have a fake leaf wall in
almost every single room now. It’s beautiful.
I have no regrets. I don’t care if you guys judge me.
I love my fake leaf walls. We just want to live in a forest.
I want them everywhere. And you know what, apparently these squares
are like $5 in America but here in Japan they’re only four dollars and this month and last month they were on sale
for buy 3 get the 4th free so really they were $3 each which is not a bad price
for fake leaf walls. So we have fake leaf walls everywhere. We tried to calculate how
many of these we wanted for the kitchen and the genkan and it came out to 36, which may not sound like a lot…
but it’s a lot. Umm… Hey hey hey I didn’t vacuum. I don’t want cat hair. You’re just like Haku when he’s hungry, dropping *MEOW* just because
he wants attention. I’m so tired. Haku, where are you going? What are you doing? He’s settled. He’s happy. Shall I unsheathe our olive (fig*) tree? Let’s do it. Nagi’s watching you.
Behind you. Where? On the entertainment system. You watchin, buddy? WAH Oh Rachel, you scared him. WAH Look at him. He’s so happy! My parents generation
and my grandparents generation, they all have like entire
corners in their attics or basements where they store like Christmas
decorations and stuff. And I just don’t want to keep things in storage
that I’m not using anymore. Like I don’t need it in my apartment.
I don’t need it in my life. I want it gone. So I had a huge box of kimono items that
I got a few years ago on eBay. They were really beautiful
and they were all like 99¢ each starting and no one else was bidding. So I got a whole bunch of
kimono stuff for 99¢. But it was just taking up room in a box. No one really wears kimono.
It’s very rare to wear an actual kimono. So yesterday we went and sold all of it except for a few pieces, which I kept. And the pieces that I kept I put on display because I don’t want things that I’m not
actually using anymore. So I kept my favorite obi. This is so beautiful, isn’t it?
Yeah. I love it so much. This is another one of my favorite obi
that I kept on display here. And then I have one more obi over here. This one is also very beautiful. Anyway, let’s move on. This is our toilet room which we have again super Ikea-fied. I just have fake plants everywhere
’cause I like them! It’s very beautiful. This is our toilet bird, Greg. Say hi, Greg. We have these beautiful deer art from Ikea. This is our bedroom.
We have our other Ikea deer in here. This is a real tree.
He’s a bamboo tree. I like him a lot. He’s very spicy. Spicy?
Yeah. Spicy?? He’s very pretty. Some time like a year ago I tweeted that
part of my dream house would include two gigantic beds pushed together
to make a monster bed so that when I sleep at
night I can stretch out like a starfish as is my rightful destiny. And that was not a joke. I love my giant bed. It’s amazing. My bed is 14cm higher than Jun’s bed because I have two of these really, really
squishy pads from Nitori. I just sink down.
You see how much I’m sinking into this? It’s the most comfortable thing ever. This makes me so happy.
I love this bed so much. Here’s our genkan. I Ikea-fied this wall completely to make a gigantic leaf wall
with mirrors in between them. What I did not realize about these mirrors is that if you don’t put the tape in the exact same position the mirrors get disconnected and then it doesn’t look… I look like, you know, the illusion where
you cut your body in half. And then I look like I failed. Turns out if you get these mirrors from Ikea you really have to make sure that you put the tape
in the exact same spot. Otherwise it does this. Lesson learned. We also have a lovely balcony spot that we have completely Ikea-fied as well. And this is Jun’s Kitchen part 2. We had an extra room. And what else would Jun do
with an extra room other than turn it
into a second kitchen. Why not? I mean, I was able to do this thanks to Patreon. So I really, really appreciate
people who support me there. Thank you so much. So now Jun’s going to be cooking in two
rooms. Yeah, sometimes this room,
sometimes the white kitchen. For two just completely different
aesthetics. This bar I’m growing herbs. The middle one isn’t herbs, but yeah,
fresh herbs. These are knives.
It’s a lot easier to access now. And this is a rock salt light. Sometimes when I make dessert or sushi
I use this rock salt to add some salt
on it. Another knife shelf. And these are… I normally keep dried herbs
when I actually make food. Coffee siphon, shaker…
these are for drinks. And this part, another herbs. These are mints.
Different type of mints. So this is my room/my 2nd kitchen. I really can’t wait to start making videos.
Thank you so much. We are so incredibly happy
and thankful to be here. Last year was a bit rough for us but I feel like this move was legit the best
decision we’ve made since we got married. This city is amazing and we have some
awesome new friends. Thank you guys so much
for helping us get here. Now we’re going to save a lot again
and build a house in the future. Ooooh you’re such a killer. Get it, boy. Good job. We have exciting news. Here in July in Fukuoka there’ll be a Japanese language and culture course.
Jun and I will be joining for lunch one day and to make these a little konpeito candy. The course is going to be held by Sayaka. It’s called the Fukuoka Language and Culture Experience
with Take me to Japan. It’s going to be from July 1st
through July 26th. You’ll be able to experience things like
learning a little bit of Japanese language Plus learning Japanese culture
through fun activities. If you want to sign up,
spaces are very limited. Please click the link in
the description box down below. Thank you to Take Me to Japan for
sponsoring this video. And I hope you guys enjoyed our house tour. We’ll see you later! Bye!

100 thoughts on “Our Japanese apartment tour!

  1. Our new apartment is AMAZING and we are so happy to be here!! It feels gigantic after where we used to live. Our cats took to it right away and they're constantly chasing each other around and climbing all over everything. Poki screams at me every day until I let him go hang out on the balcony and sleep in the sunlight. This move was such a great decision for us; we haven't been this happy in years. We're so excited to show you our new city!!

    To sign up for the course mentioned at the end and make konpeito with us: https://takemetojapan.com/rachel-and-jun-fukuoka

  2. too much plant plastic for me but so glad you two have moved now and much happier and healthier than you were before. Cats look and sound happier too. Wonderful 🙂

  3. I’m getting wedding alpacas for everyone and anyone I know who has a wedding, YALL GET MARRIED I WANT TO BUY WEDDING ALPACAS

  4. I love cats just like you they are adorable and I always want another one because I had One but he ran away and I miss him he was black and white

  5. If it reassures you, I hate sitting on the floor because I have the articulations of a 70 year old man and can't bend my legs like you do. And the lotus position isn't the most stable position I know.

  6. don't go every year with your cats for vaccination – no need – remember, in our childhood we got all vaccination for lifetime! same with cats and dogs. the truth is, most cats and dogs get sick if you vacc. them every year. but the vet need money…….

  7. I noticed the pachira. (Probably didn't spell it right) my family calls them money trees- we rescue the sad ones.

  8. 白くて広くて綺麗なのに緑がごちゃごちゃしてて少し減らした方がいいと思う笑笑
    でも、好きなのかな?って伝わる気が…笑
    猫ちゃんのことも考えてて素敵でした😄

  9. Your new apartment is so beautiful and you decorated it really pretty! Btw I love your videos!

    Have a nice day/night 😁

  10. 13:52 In Japan they don't have king size mattress so they can sleep both in one bed? Please Japanologists :)) tell me, I'm dying to know about bed and matress sizes in Japan 🙂

  11. You know you've got yourself a great significant other when she listens to Skyrim Music & Ambience looped for 10 hours.

  12. Wow! Your apartment looks so small and compact and has a ton of things. How many square foot is the floor space (including the balcony) of this apartment ?

  13. I just bought new furniture for my living space this spring and oh, miracles, they came fully assembled! One thing I will never do in this lifetime is put together furniture from scratch that I spent good money purchasing; hello, that's not MY job. Imagine if you went clothes shopping and got a pile of fabric and instructions on how to sow it into the shirt you had just bought!

  14. Absolutely adore the place, especially the living room! I love the foliage put all over the apartment, it adds a bit more life and warmth to the space!

  15. try out this lofi channel, think you both will love it 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbNuqTsKMxfXAkhsEkDbc_w/videos

  16. That’s a beautiful apartment and I love the way you decorated it. This is the first time I saw a Japanese apartment that’s not tiny.

    And I personally hate sitting on the floor, I think it’s uncomfortable. I like desk & chair more.

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