Shinjuku is one of Tokyo’s most popular and expensive wards, but now, there is a property with rent so low that it defies anything else Tokyo has ever seen:
A small, 10 square-meter apartment (yes, in Tokyo every meter counts!) close to Shin-Okubo Station will be available for an astonishingly low 99 yen per month. That’s about 86 cents. Even if you think that 10 square meters are not enough, for 99 yen one can’t help but want to live in this place.
An apartment of this size would usually rent for far more than that, with rents usually as high as 70,000 yen. So, what’s the catch? An apartment with low rents can usually raise some eyebrows as people expect to find out some bad information, from aging plumbing to the death of the previous tenant.
As such, what exactly happened here that would make low so ridiculously low? Asbestos and a quintuple homicide? Not at all! There’s no real catch here other than the powerful magic of advertisement.
You see, the apartment is being offered by IKEA in order to promote their furniture and how it can suit even an apartment as small as this. If you want to apply, you can go to IKEA Tiny Homes and apply before December 2, 2021.
If you are the lucky person chosen, you just have to remember that you would have to move out by January 15, 2023 and that utilities are not included. Still, this apartment is cheaper than a plain onigiri, so all things considered, the lucky person would be saving a lot of money.
So, what do you think? Would you like to live in this apartment?