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Social Residence Fussa
2018.03.06

Our Social Residence series of houses is very popular, and for good reason. Often times, the SR houses are complete with things like a gym, study room, or theater room, so that you don't have to go many other places--which is perfect if you live somewhat out-of-the-way... or are a homebody like me and would prefer everything be within arm's reach!

Last week we went out to one of our newest Social Residences, SR Fussa. So where is Fussa? If you take the Chuo line out until it becomes the Ome line (you may have to switch trains, but it's as simple as stepping off and stepping back on to another), you'll get to Fussa! It's home to one of the American bases, and we have a couple of other Oakhouse houses in the general area, such as in near-by Haijima.

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Outside the station.

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Outside the station.

The station area is reasonably convenient as far as I could tell at a glance. If you need to get to a big shopping mall, movie theater, etc., there's neighboring Akishima, which has all of that. No need to travel all the way into Shinjuku! To be perfectly honest, there's been this trend I've seen in Japan, or at least the suburbs outside central Tokyo, where you can get and do anything you would normally have needed to go into central Tokyo for... and I'm all for it. The convenience is great.

Then, we made it to the house.

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House entrance.

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House entrance.

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Bicycle parking--still plenty of spots! This is a great area to have a bike.

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Food vending machine, right inside the entrance.

 

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Spacious entrance! So inviting and welcoming. On the left here you can see a board where all the residents post their picture and the country they come from. Still only a few, so of course there's plenty of room for you! :)

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A piano!! I haven't touched a piano in a long time, and since I live in an apartment it's not feasible... I wish I could live in a place with a piano in the lobby!

 

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Shoe boxes

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The area just past the entrance is a "co-working bar", where you can sit, enjoy coffee, and study or read with a nice view of the back garden.

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The manager operates a little cafe here weekly.

 

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Very "zen"!

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Cool lounge chair
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The smoking lounge.

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The house is 5 floors, and there are lots of places to see, so this is a handy floor map.

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Okay, this is cool: most houses with a Japanese bath just have the one, so they switch between mens and womens daily... but SR Fussa has BOTH mens and womens baths! Soak anytime!

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Drinks

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The manager insisted I tell you all about the shoe dryer!

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Gym, with a TV in the back. Pump it up!
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The decorator's taste was inspired by his recent travel to India, where he picked up a lot of nice pieces for the house.
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The landing of each floor has a helpful guide.

My favorite part: the music studio! I'd probably spend more time here than my room if I lived here.

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Drums!
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Keys!

There was a guitar amp too but I was too busy playing the guitar to take pictures... sorry!

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Kitchen!
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Lounge. Everyone can hang out here.

Below are the top of the line appliances. Ovens, toasters, juicers, coffee makers, rice cookers, microwaves, you name it!
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Here's one of the rooms. This is a rare double room.

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This is a library corner one one of the floors...
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And an attic corner with tons of manga in English!
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Okay, on to more of the rooms. There are a few different wallpaper patterns, which is nice to mix it up. I was partial to the second picture here:

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The yellow is nice too though!
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Or maybe this scale tile with the whale...
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Or a regal, marble pattern...
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There's also a theater room, but they were fixing it up when we arrived so I didn't get any photos. It's got a nice projection screen and comfortable chairs though!

Going back down to the first floor, I wanted to snap the cafe again.IMG_1833

Anyway, I definitely recommend this house! Check it out here:
https://www.oakhouse.jp/eng/house/933
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Date posted :
2018.03.06
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!