I think it's been a while since we did this, so I'll start. This is my apartment in urban Japan. It's located in a beautiful, traditional neighborhood about a ten minute walk north of UNESCO Heritage Site Himeji Castle. The nice thing about the location is that it's super quiet; the castle gets lots of tourists, but the main train station is south of the castle, so people get off, go straight out to the castle, and straight back to the station--the north side is far prettier and never has any tourists. Also have a nice long creek right outside that runs through my neighborhood and to the castle moat--perfect for morning jogs. Best part? Nice apartment in a beautiful neighborhood, and it only costs $300/month, with no deposits. In each pic, mouldings and such look yellow or the fluorescent lights may look blue; this is not how it is in real life at all, everything is bright white (bathroom too, that all looks yellow) and really nice. It's a result of taking them with a crappy iPhone. Anyway... Front door, entryway, and simple single burner kitchen. The fridge and freezer are below the burner, and the bathroom is opposite. Little "closet" for cleaning stuff next to the door. Cabinets. Living simple and clean. What you see there is what I own in terms of dishware. Bathroom, like I said much brighter and nicer looking in person. Kitchen/entry as seen from the main room (horrible white balance). The tray on the floor there where I have the four-drawer thing is actually where the washer is to go, but I want to dry my clothes in a dryer (Japanese people don't generally use dryers) anyway so I just go to the coin laundry. Looking in from the entry. Desk setup and ladder to the huge loft where I sleep. Loft=high ceilings FTW. There's also a nice bright light up in the loft. FWIW the MBP there has been replaced with an i7. Main room with little lights I put on the bottom of the loft for my desk. There's also a big fluorescent light in the ceiling in the center of the room (off). This apartment has a ton of light, can be super bright but I like to relax at night with just a few lights on. Everything is from IKEA except the rug and the curtains. Corner table, before I got a little TV for it. Got a free little TV from work, I'll take it. Loft above (nothing interesting, just huge with lots of blankets/pillows). Desk/closet area. Frosted glass door separating the main room from the front. Closet...it's all there. Gotta live simple and clean here. No junk. Kicking back with a frosty mug. The icing on the cake--a little premium yard to set up a BBQ zone. This was taken when I needed new flowers for those planters, and before I added some better camping chairs with the drink holders in the arms. Neighbors need to weed. Standing on a chair looking up the street to see the fall festival begin to make its way down my street. And there we go!