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JLC's Turning Japanese

To rent a flat in Tokyo is £700 a month for a tiny room with a really tiny bathroom a tiny single hob and a kitchen sink. Smaller than you could get a room in a travel lodge chain and yes; they are pokey.

On top of the rent you have to pay 2 months deposit, 2 months rent "thank you" money to the estate agent and finally top it off you have to pay 1 months rent "thank you" money to the landlord - utterly astonishing!

For 25 quid a night you could rent a capsule to sleep in no bigger than a coffin to sleep with no privacy if you can't get home, bearing in mind you must not be a very smelly man.

The tube in Tokyo is much much worst than in London. The Japanese work average 60 hours a week, from dusk 'till dawn, in a claustrophobic city, why on earth would they do that to themselves? And the suicide levels arern't encouraging - makes me feel sorry for them.

Beautiful country though, love to go there one day, just remind me not to go to Tokyo...ever..

Could this sort of things happen here?

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JLC's Turning Japanese

To rent a flat in Tokyo is £700 a month for a tiny room with a really tiny bathroom a tiny single hob and a kitchen sink. Smaller than you could get a room in a travel lodge chain and yes; they are pokey.

On top of the rent you have to pay 2 months deposit, 2 months rent "thank you" money to the estate agent and finally top it off you have to pay 1 months rent "thank you" money to the landlord - utterly astonishing!

Could this sort of things happen here?

Errm, just how much would you say the pokiest self-contained flat goes for in London? If you use Foxtons - who still seem trading following the (apparent?) bankruptcy - you can reasonably expect to pay well over a month of rent in overheads. It can easily be over three if you stay for a a few years.

BTW, I can only compare off-peak times but the tube in Tokyo is certainly more pleasant to use than in London.

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