I decided to leave my job this year, and start travelling.
I’ve been working there for more than 6 years, and this is a big change for me too.
And here’s why I decided about it.
It’s not really fun story, so if you are not interested in me, I suggest you to not reading this post.
I’ve lived in 3 kinds of shared house, and have lived in the apartment which is owned by lease company for foreigner.
And I’m going to share the information about them.
Japanese housing system has kinda unique, I think.
If you want to borrow a room, you have to pay deposit called shikikin(敷金), sometimes you have to pay the gratuity fee called reikin(礼金). And you pay the rent also. And if you want to renew the lease agreement, you have to pay renewal fee for 1 or 2 months rent.
So basically Japanese pay ridiculous amount of money to move into an apartment.
There’s some apartment that you don’t have to pay deposit or the gratuity fee. But you are going pay the cleaning fee in the end when you are moving out.
Tokyo is a busy, still neat, yet confused city in the world.
There are traditional place, modern place, old residence and modern residence. It was influenced from developing modern society, but remaining traditional styles.
I’ve found some good place to visit. I wanna tell you about that place!
Since my workplace is around Ikebukuro, some of them are from Ikebkuro again.
If you came to Tokyo and if it’s raining unfortunately, there’s something you can do still.
Yes, resting at a hotel room is good thing to do in a rainy day. But if you still wanna go out, there’s the spot for you!
Ikebukuro is a amusement city which is filled with anime or manga and cute stuff. If you the lover of those culture you would love to be there, I assume.
The Ikebukuro station could be a maze if you didn’t choose the right course. There’s the central 1 and 2 gate, the South gate and the North gate. But mainly you should be choosing central 1 and 2 because those gate leads you to West or East exit.
And the amusement part in Ikebukuro is the East side.
There’s Sunshine City, Parco, Animate, Seibu-department store which is a shopping mole center. And some hidden cosplay shop and manga shop in the tiny street.
The main part of amusement in Ikebukuro shall be the Sunshine City. It is also a shopping mole center with some amusement.
You really can’t miss to go to ghibli museum when you come to Tokyo, if you’ve never been there and you are a big fan of ghibli movies, you gotta go! Continue reading