Hannah’s Shenanigans: Adventures in Japan

That Obligatory Leopalace Apartment Tour

As per usual, I have taken my time getting this apartment tour out. Somehow I even managed to beat my six-month procrastination record from last year!

Speaking of which, if you’d like to see my previous apartment you can check out the winter version here and the summer version here. This apartment is about 1/3 of the size! It’s 20 square meters (about 200 square feet) and yet costs more at 80,000 yen (approximately $800) per month. Regardless, I’m really loving my new place and new area – though I guess they’re not so new anymore? Where has has the time been going recently!?

I thought I’d have a hard time adjusting to such a small apartment after being spoiled with my big one in the inaka but I took to the new place really quickly! My sole complaint is that I get no sunlight. I’m on the first floor and there’s a really tall building right next door. It can make waking up difficult because I always just assume it’s still the middle of the night!

Ironically, the small size has worked to my advantage. I’ve been able to keep nice and warm all winter long without using a million heaters or being horrified by a monstrous electric bill each month. I also assumed the small size would lead to a significantly shorter apartment tour but somehow this one ended up being longer!? …I guess my rambling is to blame for that. 😛

Since my Tokyo apartment is leased by Leopalace, this tour will give you a good idea of what to expect if you think you’ll be moving into a Leopalace apartment (they’re everywhere and tend to be similar in size/layout). I got a “furnished” apartment and I cover just what that includes in the video – hopefully it’s helpful!

And without further ado, here it is, at long last! If you have any questions about Tokyo/Leopalace apartments (or anything really) that aren’t answered in the video, feel free to leave a comment!


  1. Stacey

    I love how you used your 200 square feet, Hannah! Very impressive! The apartment looks great, and I really enjoyed seeing Ryuji sleeping on your loft bed. He’s so cute 🙂 Very nice narration of your video tour! By the way, I did not count how many times you said “super!”

    1. Hannah (Post author)

      Thanks! Haha it was probably too many times to count. 😛


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