Thank you for your interest. MinamiMachida flat is NOT available now.
The flat is 66 square meters, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bath and toilet.
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The flat places on the 9th floor in the ten stories building.
About 200 families are living in the big two (connected) buildings. -> picture(53Kbytes)
Two lifts stop at the ground, 3rd, 6th, 9th floor. (So our flat is a floor it stops. Other floors' people have to use stairs after leaving lift.)
This flat permit us to have small pets. (paper work required)
There are three private rooms. (jou is size of a tatami mat, on one-jou one person can lie down roughly.)
Many appliances, dish, gabage, books and magazines are remained in the flat. I myself have not checked the flat yet so I cannot tell if one is there, work or broken.
Let me show you how much it takes if you rent another 3BR in MinamiMachida.
In Japan,rooms are usually unfurnished, which means you need to purchase a lot after moving in.
Monthly rent is, say 120,000 yen, 2-months thanks money, 2-month deposit, plus 1 month agent fee. It means you need at most 6 times of rent at the beginning. Thanks money never returns. Landlord requires you to make 2 years contract.
Guarantor thing, which is also common in Japan, I do not like it, too. I have not decided how to handle it. But it depends on how I can be convinced.
city centre, including foreigners' registration, library,
high street and several department stores
|Sagami-Ono||10-20||1||300?||another shopping town in the area|
|Aobadai||10||0||160||central town along the west part of Tokyu Den'enToshi line. many banks' branches, department store, schools|
|ShinYokohama||20-25||1||350||The second stop of Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo
Big business town with hotels and shopping stores
|Yokohama||30-40||1or2||430||Port city. Centre of the Yokohama city where 4 million people lives|
|Shibuya||36-46||0||300||Start of the Tokyu Den'enToshi line
Town of young people
|OmoteSando||38-48||0||460||centre of fashion|
|Shinjyuku||46-56||1||480||Subcentre of Tokyo
most crowded place in Japan
|Ebisu||40-50||1||420?||some bars for foreigners, I don't know much about here.|
|Roppongi||53-63||2||460||where many foreigners gather. night clubs|
|Akihabara||64-74||1||490||notorious cyber shopping town|
|Hachioji||35-45||1||530||centre city of west suburban Tokyo|
|Natira Airport||150-||1or2||1500-4000||international airport|
|Haneda Airport||80-||2 or 3||1000||domestic (and Taiwan) airport|
|Your inquiry||If you would like to know a certain place, please ask me.|
There is a big shopping mall in front of MinamiMachida station. See Tokyu MinamiMachida Shopping Centre web page. This site has good English maps of around MinamiMachida. There also are two supermarket, precce and caroful(sp?).
Around the Machida station (4.5 km), department stores, shops, restaurants, schools and bars are there. I fortnightly go to a Machida library to borrow books, CD and videos for free (all resident can borrow them).
The next station, Tsukimino, now has a supermarket with 9 screens Cinema complex. That supermarket(Saty) is 15 mins walk from Tsukimino station.
Naruse Gymnasium (2 km) has a good excises room which all residents can use only by 100 yen per 80 min. Public tennis courts and play fields are available, too. Minami junior high's pool are opened to residents by 200 yen (1 km). If you prefer private sports gym, there are some in Aobadai, Nagatsuta, Chuo-Rinkan, Machida. It costs more or less 10,000 yen per month I heard.
Honestly, I don't recommend our flat to the person who has to commute to the very central Tokyo area at peak time. Commuting 1 hour on a train in the morning Tokyo is really tough. harder than gym excising (really). If you can make your work time to late side, it may be okay. Our former Australian flatmate was mainly working at Shibuya with avoiding peak time, Japanese mate Eiko worked at Ebisu.
But even around here, there are over million people living and consequently there are many shops and activities. So if you can set your working place near here, it'll be good lifestyle like mine.
YMCA at Sagami-ono has a intermediate Japanese (language) class. But it tends to be cancelled because of lack of students. 042-740-5501 (from outside of Japan, +81-42-740-5501). There also are some other Japanese classes held by local community. As far as I heard, Machida city and Aoba-ku of Yokohama-city have.
Please let me know your name, job (or how you will afford your rent), kind
of visa, how long you are planning to stay (if possible).
When we make a deal, I will ask you your contact info for emergency,
Don't hesitate to ask anything, please!