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

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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  1. Abroad in Japan

    Abroad in Japan

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    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.

    • Jack West

      Jack West

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      Chris you could always find 9 friends to join you in living there and each of you pay $2k or if you think it would work have 19 friends join you in that place at $1k each. of course bathroom use might get a bit complicated(well could always water the shrubs I suppose. lol) but there are two of them so it might be ok with 9 people. still its an idea if they would go for it to have a bigger living space in a nicer part of town with a great view. lol

    • Mr TM Gameonmobile

      Mr TM Gameonmobile

      9 өдрийн өмнө


    • Andrew Rae

      Andrew Rae

      24 өдрийн өмнө

      @James's Gems yikes sorry bud that sucks! Cause this place in Japan is NOT big!!!

    • Uki Yud

      Uki Yud

      27 өдрийн өмнө

      Is this place haunted? mnmore.info/bin/video/pXCbzpOkn46Uiqw

    • Mia Smith

      Mia Smith

      28 өдрийн өмнө

      @Roberto Enduro Chris can't afford to get fried chicken crumbs on fancy clothes.

  2. Vlado G

    Vlado G

    27 минутын өмнө

    Chris should become a leg bodybuilder... so he can buy the apartment. Look at those calves...

  3. A I

    A I

    2 цагийн өмнө

    20k a month will get you something better in New York which is arguably more desirable than Tokyo and you won’t have to deal with their stupid “foreigner” stigma.

  4. Vishnu P

    Vishnu P

    3 цагийн өмнө

    Studio apartments : Efficient usage of space.. $20k Apartment : Heights of inefficient usage of space. The kitchen looks like it was designed for a studio apartment🙄

  5. Love Night

    Love Night

    4 цагийн өмнө

    When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.

    • Jarett Bill

      Jarett Bill

      51 минутын өмнө

      whyd you type this

  6. Nguyenviet Thanh

    Nguyenviet Thanh

    7 цагийн өмнө

    Maaf ya allah hamba liat ini.

  7. Cziffra


    8 цагийн өмнө

    5:40 california king size bed is a little smaller than normal king

  8. Skyler A

    Skyler A

    9 цагийн өмнө

    Ok but its his nuts eating his shorts on the bench for me

  9. kyoyo


    12 цагийн өмнө

    Wtf so basically I have to be rich asf to go Japan and stay over there? *Sad student life* ;-;

  10. museluvr


    23 цагийн өмнө

    Pffft... no ty. I pay $20k a month, I want more than this.. and ground level, with horses.

  11. shesaidsomething1


    Өдрийн өмнө

    "Right in the middle of the world's biggest city" (at a whopping 9 million people). Dude, what are you talking about?

  12. Miss


    Өдрийн өмнө

    If you’re that rich, why don’t just buy yourself one.

  13. GaLoS


    Өдрийн өмнө

    20k for that? I wouldn't spend 5k a month on that.

  14. Trananh Khang

    Trananh Khang

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  15. fiorenzi


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    That living room's the size of my whole fucking house 😂

  16. Troll Toll

    Troll Toll

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    come see your REAL garden. two trees and some bushes. lol this is like some NY city bs. 20k a month? I mean don't get me wrong it's nice and all. but you could probably sacrifice a 20 min drive into the city when you need to be there, and have ten times the space and a real garden. why do you need to be in the city anyway you're a youtuber lol. anyway place looks nice I just think the value is silly.

    • Troll Toll

      Troll Toll

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      in absolutely no realm of your imagination should a lock change ever cost more than like 700 bucks. what are they replacing is with fucking gold door knobs you get to keep? by that same logic, this apartment is worth about 2,000 a month. sounds about right to me. just knock of a zero...

    • Troll Toll

      Troll Toll

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      7,000 dollars to change locks? yeah sounds about right.

  17. BlueHippo


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Your videos were more fun before you joined Tokyo creative...-_-

  18. Willz


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Disappointed by the kitchen really, quite small and it looked like it only had two burners

  19. Clio LoRi

    Clio LoRi

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I want a house like that.

  20. domenique triest

    domenique triest

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    thats amazing lets put the whole family in there……..

  21. Robin Dabank

    Robin Dabank

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    At least there’s a lot of space for skeletons in all those closets

  22. Honhyeol


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Well that was disappointing I was thinking it would be more along the lines of that presidential suite you did a tour of with Ryotoro a few years back.

  23. Jaryd


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Tis not everyday you see a pug steal away the limelight from Chris and Sharla!

  24. Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Why long nose tribe own other tribe's caves? Makes Grug think

  25. Valir Heat

    Valir Heat

    2 өдрийн өмнө

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

  26. Nesha Cruz

    Nesha Cruz

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    He would carry a pug lmao (men in black ref)

  27. Lengoc Khanhbang

    Lengoc Khanhbang

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Que Dios nos perdone.

  28. arminayy


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    The way they dapped eachother up at 1:09 was unexpected but made me smile LMFAO

  29. Katie Luv

    Katie Luv

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Ahh...I can afford that. *pinch* right.

  30. Tommy Sands

    Tommy Sands

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    lol japan. you can get the same thing in thailand or taiwan for much much less money. a flight risk, he is not wrong

  31. Nikola Jovanovic

    Nikola Jovanovic

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    130.000,00$ is nothing for a place in central Tokyo, that's a bargain. Did i miss hear something?

  32. Walter Smetak

    Walter Smetak

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Peanuts......in NYC, for that sum, you can get something decent, but not much else - the Zaha Hadid extravaganza at the High Line starts around US$35K month......

  33. Matthew Hartness

    Matthew Hartness

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    he looks a little like CaptainSparklez

  34. Hallenor


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Im pretty sure that Alec Shapiro is part of the problem why prices are so high.

  35. Lengoc Cuong

    Lengoc Cuong

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Yang pilih Allah like yang pilih Dajjal abaikan.

  36. Anthony Alvarado

    Anthony Alvarado

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    14:32 "Lock Changing Fee" is over $700? I was seriously thinking about renting this place but the Lock Changing Fee is Ridiculous

  37. lalilulelo


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    $20k is way to expensive for this bland apartment. I would like to see it furnished though.

  38. Bass Clef Ely

    Bass Clef Ely

    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  39. Avihu


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    his forehead is so big, it could be used as a landing strip...

  40. HellishFire


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    You pay a $1000 Dollars a mouth? Screw that

  41. CyanideSlushie


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    What happens if we go over here though?

  42. 3Y3H8N1G63RS


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Owe mai gowd, ah qwoft in mai pants Cindy!

  43. 3Y3H8N1G63RS


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    What a waste of money. If you've got it, flush it.

  44. Alayna Jordan

    Alayna Jordan

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    it's the pug CEO for me XD

  45. Zack Morningstar

    Zack Morningstar

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Yo....I think I want that apartment. That place is fucking beautiful, like....holy shit

  46. Amanda Teoh

    Amanda Teoh

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Private lift: 😴 40 sq foot room: 😴 80 sq foot living room: 😴 Hidden kitchen: 😴 Outdoor rooftop garden: 😴 Pug snoring and falling asleep on arm: 😲

  47. Kyle Lee

    Kyle Lee

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    0:12 Chris: Japan gets a lot of attention for their small apartments... Hong Kong: hold my beer ~

  48. UFC 243

    UFC 243

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Iya ya Allah.

  49. Leo JRC

    Leo JRC

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Are Alex Shapiro and Ben Shapiro are related? They even look similar. 🤔

  50. Lactobacillus Probiotic

    Lactobacillus Probiotic

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Such a cute pug that Alex owns. 1:20

  51. JAV X.X.X LOVE


    3 өдрийн өмнө


  52. vambo13257


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Sorry, the view of a bunch of roofs is not very appealing

  53. trentazamo


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    9:21 I WON WON

  54. Indian Girl

    Indian Girl

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    I need boy friend

  55. Frank


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Sweet deal !

  56. GUI KJRL


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    20k gets you a 4b4ba house where i live XD

  57. Keith Whitty

    Keith Whitty

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    So you get 4 couples and pay 2.5K a month's each and live like Kings. Great party home. That sounds a whole.lot better idea.

  58. Todd Atkins

    Todd Atkins

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Why not just buy a house?

  59. Norwegian Blue

    Norwegian Blue

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Out of curiosity, I checked to see if they even had $20k apartment rentals in San Diego. They actually do. But they are huge penthouses overlooking the ballpark and city waterfront. www.apartments.com/park-12-san-diego-ca/w6spt3h/

  60. darnedmallard 0

    darnedmallard 0

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    its economically quite unsustainable to invest in apartments that go for 20.000 a month. its more of a market niche

  61. Milton Waddams

    Milton Waddams

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    It's not that expensive considering the location. Seems in NYC you'd only get a much smaller complete sh!thole for that amount of money.

  62. Lumpy Stilskin

    Lumpy Stilskin

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Me living in a $20 per month apartment: *phew*

  63. Yamato Tenzou God

    Yamato Tenzou God

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Time to become a rich drug dealer and move to japan and live there

  64. Christian Andersson

    Christian Andersson

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    15:50 Interesting that racism is more or less defend and accepted just because its in Japan. If I would act like that in Sweden, you know changing rates for foreigners, openly denying them contracts etc, I would be lynched. On the other hand - its their country, their culture and they have the right to make their own decisions. Good for you, Japan! (Yeah, the west, esp Europe could learn a thing or two from this, hence all of the multiculti bs going where other cultures are valued more than the native ones....)

    • Ivan Luiz de Freitas

      Ivan Luiz de Freitas

      4 өдрийн өмнө

      Good evening, Christian! Nice point of view, man! I guess that, once it's their lands, they can make their rules. You don't have to agree with them, but they don't have to agree with either. In Brazil, it's totally different. It's common to be way more friendly towards foreigners....

  65. X Gen

    X Gen

    4 өдрийн өмнө


  66. Catthief 99

    Catthief 99

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm Clak Kent and live in a phone booth for only 80,000 yen a month.

  67. Stephen


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Given the housing shortage in Tokyo, I can't imagine why this place is vacant.

  68. William Grand

    William Grand

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Its very clean but its too square and boring.

  69. heyjeySigma


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    pfffft... i can afford this apartment.. For a single month! then i'd have to escape

  70. demonikgambino


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    How you gonna lie about the size of the kitchen? This drying rack is the kitchen, don't look at the stove in the next shot...

  71. FistSaidToTheFace


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    no redeeming qualities about this apartment, its for capitalists that think they are going to reach the stars on the back of a unicorn. i got a 2130sq/ft house on an acre in the mountains for $75k. i take a 40 minute drive to a major city and have fun for a couple of nights. im set for life.

    • ZappyZ4p


      3 өдрийн өмнө

      @Piroclanidis Exactly, people here dont seem to be using their brains, I mean even in the U.S; in Manhattan the price per square feet is 1,400 dollars, the apartment shown in this video is easily 200sqm which is about 2100 sqft.....you can do the math lol !

    • Piroclanidis


      3 өдрийн өмнө

      Good luck finding a house like that in japan. You're massively ignorant if you think that this apartment isnt impressive for central tokyo, one of the most expensive cities in the world. Its compareable to new york apartments.

  72. The Scandinavian Gaming Channel

    The Scandinavian Gaming Channel

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Damn, guess most of the price is due to location, cause the apartement itself doesn't look all that impressive except for the big living room area.

  73. Ellis Thomas

    Ellis Thomas

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    This is probably just because I'm British and different countries have different styles and likes, but I'm not a fan of this apartment. Sure it's big for a city apartment but there's nothing about it that jumps out and makes me think wow. Still very interesting to see though and an excellent vid.

  74. nikolai502


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Well, it's huge, but looks a bit too huge

  75. Avarua59


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Hey Chris - you could afford if all your subscribers kicked in 25 cents a year!

  76. _ TheBlaiZe

    _ TheBlaiZe

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Is it weird that I actually prefer smaller living spaces? These huge mansions don't really feel that "cozy" if you know what I mean. (I swear I'm not just coping)

  77. rst


    5 өдрийн өмнө


  78. Yellowish Green Dragon .-.

    Yellowish Green Dragon .-.

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    20,000 in Yen or Dollars?. There is a big difference. Edit: if it's yen it's $200.

  79. Nguyenduc Sang

    Nguyenduc Sang

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Ingat.... Ada allah....

  80. Ben


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    That’s like $240,000 a year apartment meanwhile I live in the middle of no where with the same sized house that was bought for the price of a years rent for whoever buys that, I still do not see the appeal of city’s



    5 өдрийн өмнө


  82. Googleplus Isterrible

    Googleplus Isterrible

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    20k pm... why not buy a house? Who would pay 20k for a 4 bedroom APARTMENT. It's not flex, it's foolish. And it ugly af.

  83. Rus Royce

    Rus Royce

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    is that ben shapiro's cousin

  84. Richard Vasquez

    Richard Vasquez

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    The interior is not in the least bit impressive. However the views and garden 👌

  85. Anderson Silva CLUB

    Anderson Silva CLUB

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    ya allah plz forgive me stop watching this.

  86. NewOldObsession


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    ok but the pug is SO CUTE

    • Lactobacillus Probiotic

      Lactobacillus Probiotic

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      I want to give it a hug.

  87. Seth Wright

    Seth Wright

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Anyone else think this apartment is shit for the amount you pay

  88. Ted The American

    Ted The American

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Very nice but hardly what I would call luxury.

  89. Cjxtreme66


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I'd never pay that much for renting anything. But I am going to use some of those design ideas when I decide to build

  90. Hayden Nicholas

    Hayden Nicholas

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    damn! "Foreigner friendly". so racist

    • Hayden Nicholas

      Hayden Nicholas

      5 өдрийн өмнө

      @Yellowish Green Dragon .-. I stand by my statement

    • Yellowish Green Dragon .-.

      Yellowish Green Dragon .-.

      5 өдрийн өмнө

      It means they accept Foreigners to rent this place. A lot of real estates will deny applications to rent in Japan, if the person is a foreigner. Because they're worried the person will just leave Japan without paying rent. It's not being racist. It's mentioning that they acomodate to a wider group of people.

  91. UFC 249 FULL FIGHT


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    ya allah plz forgive me stop watching this.

  92. Lekhanh Danh

    Lekhanh Danh

    6 өдрийн өмнө


  93. kristian


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I think i will rob this soon after a rich peron moves in

  94. Love Night

    Love Night

    6 өдрийн өмнө


  95. xXDESTINYMBXx kappa

    xXDESTINYMBXx kappa

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    That salesman looks like a villain with the dog in his arm.

  96. Altair H.J.

    Altair H.J.

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    But, if you want to buy apartment like this. How much money you need? Of course I don’t have so much money for this, because I’m poor student(^~^). But it’s very interesting(*-*)

  97. Lollie Dolly

    Lollie Dolly

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    The movie acrimony i think has an apartment or something with that long closet thing maybe. It's been so long idk

  98. Nanni Giovannetti

    Nanni Giovannetti

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I would put a hotspring in the garden and just never leave home again...hehe

  99. ★ ilivill ★

    ★ ilivill ★

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    the catch is... you have to live in japan. LUL

  100. HH


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    The closet space looks like bookshelf of library. A ladder is needed.