Who said living in Tokyo was expensive? IKEA Japan is offering a furnished rental apartment in Shinjuku for just 99 Yen (US 86 cents) a month.
The studio apartment comes with a sofa, desk, bed, cabinets, lighting, wifi, mini-fridge, microwave, washing machine, air-conditioner, shower room, separate toilet, roll screen curtains, and loft space. It’s not palatial by any standards, coming in at just 10 sqm (107 sq.ft), but you’ll be pressed to find anything better for a place that costs less than a canned coffee.
The point of the promotion is to showcase how the brand’s furniture can suit even the smallest city apartments. Normally, an apartment like this would rent for around 70,000 Yen/month (approx. US$610).
Rental applications for this space can be submitted online through Ikea’s Tiny Homes page or through the Suumo.jp rental listing between November 24 to December 2, 2021. The lucky resident can live in the apartment up until January 15, 2023. There is no deposit and no key money. Utilities are not included in the rent.
The rental apartment is located in a building completed in late 2020 and located a 12-minute walk from Shin-Okubo Station.
Ikea Japan Press Release, November 24, 2021.
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