字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hello World, Greg here. Ever wondered what a brand new Japanese home looks like? Well you're watching this, so I guess so, let's go check one out. But first we'll have one of our friendly neighbourhood real estate agents introduce himself. I'm Tomita from Sanshin Realty. Nice to meet you. The most popular house with buyers is a 4LDK with a garage. Oh right, what does 4LDK mean? L is for Living room, D is for dining room, and K is for kitchen. 4 is the number of bedrooms. Homes usually have two toilets, and what's common and a big selling feature is a big large living room, dining room, and kitchen area. Ok, now it's time to enter, please meet our guide. I'm Junichi Goto from Sanshin Realty. Is this a normal, average new house? It's a new detached house. Is it a typical house? It's a typical house. Hahaha. Alright, I should explain the laughter. We were laughing a bit because John and I thought this was a bit more expensive than the average house, or at least what the average household could afford. How much is this house? It's ¥45,800,000. And we weren't wrong. These homes, which as of today works out to be about $400,000 US dollars are about $100,000 above being affordable for families making the median household income (¥4,880,000JPY/$43,500USD)in Edogawa, which is a ward within Tokyo Metropolis. I think the average annual income of buyers are between ¥3,000,000 and ¥5,000,000 (USD$26,000 to USD$44,000) But to be fair to Goto-san, it's fairly close to the average price of new homes I saw when touring around Edogawa. Anyways, let's get back to the tour. Here's where you can park your car. You can even park a pretty big van. Up here is a light. Over here you can place your family name plate. This is an intercom. It has a camera so you can see visitors. This is the entrance area. This might be unique to Japanese homes. And this is where you have to take off your shoes. This is a door stopper. This protects the walls from being damaged. There's a magnet on both the door and the floor and you can step right on it without it being in the way. Wow, amazing! Sorry, if you've ever watched Japanese tv, that oo, sugoi is a pretty typical reaction :-) Something that might be surprising, is that until recently, single pane windows were the norm in homes, but times have changed. Over here is the window in a bedroom on the first floor. This is a special double-pane window. This is the same window, but this one makes it hard to see inside from the outside. Windows like this use special glass so that you can have privacy from neighbours. This is a 24-hour vent that can circulate air throughout the whole house. When you push, it opens. In order to get air into the room from outside, you push it open. When you're away like on a family trip, you can circulate the air. Just push this panel to close it. Push it a little bit, a little bit, a little bit. Now we're going to enter the second room on the ground floor. This access panel is inside this room on the first floor. So what you can do with this, is open it up here. From this access point, service people can maintain the gas and water pipes. And here's the 3rd room on the first floor. There is the TV outlet. This is the closet. Talking about houses in Tokyo, land is limited, so you may have neighbours close to you. So on the first floor, there are special shutters on the windows. You close it and you're fine. You do it like 1, 2, 3. If you try to open it, it won't. As I was watching the demonstration, I thought, the locks are nice and all, but are home burglaries even an issue in Japan? Turns out nope, they're not. Now let's peruse the last room on the first floor, the restroom. This is a toilet washlet. On this single panel, you have buttons for males and females, for the strength of water, to move the spray forwards or backwards, and to flush the toilet. On the panel there's a button to warm up the seat.You'll really like it in winter. Hot water's next. You can change the temp. This washlet has functions like this. And I agree 100% that a warm seat on a cold day is glorious, especially since central heating is virtually non-existent in Japanese homes. This is called barrier free and this railing is for elders to hold on to for their safety. When we go up to the second floor, we see the living room. As you can probably imagine, you can put a TV here, a sofa here, and the family can gather. This is an intercom with a camera. When you hit this button, the outdoor camera will show who's visiting, and you can see the face on the monitor. And you can also talk to the person. From my experience touring new houses, interphones are quite standard, but I'd say this next floor heating feature is not. Over here is the floor heating. This control panel is for setting the floor heating in the living room area. This is the dining and kitchen area. A mother can cook the food over here, and the children can wait here, and get the food like this and eat here. Ah, the good old image of the stay-at-home mom making meals for the kids. The space is designed so you can see everywhere. You can easily watch kids playing; it's very convenient. Over here, behind me, you can put the fridge. And here, you can put the cupboard. In the cupboard you can put your rice cooker. You can use the space for whatever you want, like storing food. You can spray all around the sink with the shower head. Inside the sink faucet there's a water purifier cartridge. It's in shower mode now, and this changes it to regular water, and then purified water. Down here is a gas stove. You can take apart this stove and it's easy to clean. Down here you can push buttons like this. In here you can cook fish. You can use these to control the temperature. This is a lock in case your child pushes this. It won't work when it's locked. As you can see, full sized ovens are not usually built-in, but sometimes you will see small dishwashers. In the kitchen you can find a dishwasher. There's a plenty of storage space. You can store pots like this. On the side of the kitchen, there's a remote control panel for the bathtub. You don't have to go to the bathroom. From the kitchen you can do everything. By the way, you need a control panel, because the water heater is on demand and tankless. Over here's the washroom. Of course, you can use this for the water temperature, and then shower... There's a 3 panel mirror here. If you do this, you can see your whole body. Haha, we can see ourselves, look. Oh, are you in the mirror? Sorry. It's OK, it's OK. Over here you can put the washing machine. You guys don't use dryers in Japan, right? You can plug in the hair dryer here. Oh, I'm not talking about a hair dryer. Ah, a laundry dryer? No.