Tokyo micro-apartments – level 3
Micro-apartments are places that are very small, have very few amenities, very little space, and not many of the home comforts that you’d associate with living in a bigger apartment and certainly in a house.
However, they’re becoming increasingly popular in the Japanese capital, particularly among younger people who’re just starting in the workplace and can’t afford rents for ordinary places, or they may be moving into Tokyo from out of town and want a cheap place to stay.
Each micro-apartment measures just nine square meters, which is under half the size of a typical studio apartment in Tokyo. The benefit’s that there’s zero deposit and no ‘key money’, a nonrefundable gift to the landlord. Monthly rents range from 380 to 610 dollars, depending on where in Tokyo you are.
Difficult words: amenity (a desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place), nonrefundable (money that you pay and can’t get back).
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