The standard comparison to an average Tokyo apartment is to a shoebox. Okay, taken literally, that’s an unfair comparison, but it’s true that Tokyo’s huge population and extremely limited space leads Japanese architects to wedge tiny apartment cubicles into every nook and cranny, often resulting in bizarre, Lilliputian floor plans.
True, things aren’t as bad as they are in some parts of Hong Kong, but making the most of Tokyo’s miniscule living spaces means thinking like an extremely tiny engineer. It also means making sacrifices.
Here are some quick tips and simple steps to making the most of your new miscroscopic Japanese home, brought to you by clever Japanese Netizens: