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Social Residence Aobadai
2017.08.30

The other week, me and the other foreign staff took a jaunt out to Social Residence Aobadai, on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi line. You can walk to the house either from Aobadai or Fujigaoka stations.

Every time we come out to a "Social Residence" house, I have to admit I feel a little jealous! They always seem like such friendly environments, with plenty of things you would be happy to have in a house, like a large bath, workout gym room, big kitchen, lots of other people to make friends with easily... hm, maybe I should move in to one...!

Anyway, let's take a look. First, plenty of places for a bicycle. This is a good area if you like to ride bikes.

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A nice, at-home entrance area.

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Whenever there's a house with a lot of rooms, it's cool to have something like this, where you can see everyone that lives here. It probably makes it a lot easier to remember names!

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The gym has exercise equipment, which is really cool. Personally for me, I should exercise more than I do, but I haven't really been to a gym so I'd be a bit hesitant to actually go to a different location. So to have this stuff at home is nice.

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There's a large Japanese bath here, too. Again, good if you're not yet comfortable going to a public bath.

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With such a big building, it's helpful to know what is where! :-P

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A small lounge on one of the floors.

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There's this cool balcony area just outside of this lounge too, with artificial grass and a grill. Come out here and have a backyard barbecue!

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The house is also growing a "green curtain", using bitter melon vines, called goya in Japanese. Just like the name says, they are very bitter, but they are used in a traditional Okinawan dish called goya champloo. I love Okinawan food so I hope they invite me over when these get harvested! :)

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Theater room.

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Various pictures of the rooms. One of the great things about these rooms is that there is a vanity sink in every room! Trust me, it makes a huge difference in a share house room when you have your own sink and mirror.

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Smoking room. This one is brighter and quainter than ones I've seen at other houses.

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In the lounge, people were having fun playing Mario Kart. The main Mario Kart master of our group was too shy to ask to play. Maybe next time! ;)

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Another nice balcony area.

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The kitchen, fully equipped with dishes, pots, pans, microwaves, rice cookers, etc etc etc!

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And that's the house! If you're wondering about what's around it, apparently it's a 5-minute walk to convenience store, supermarket, drug store, etc.

Recently Oakhouse made a couple of cool videos, showing off not just the house but the surrounding town as well.





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Date posted :
2017.08.30
Poster :
James

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I've lived in Tokyo for 10 years, and have studied Japanese for even longer. I enjoy Japanese language, ancient history, current events, some games, guitars, and other stuff. I'm always interested in learning new things!

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