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    When looking at japanese apartments, what do the following mean?

    GH (i assume is guest house)
    1R
    1K
    1DK
    1LDK etc?

    thanks

  • #2
    Originally posted by alpha_dude
    When looking at japanese apartments, what do the following mean?

    GH (i assume is guest house)
    1R
    1K
    1DK
    1LDK etc?

    thanks

    R = Room
    K= Kitchen
    L= Living

    number = no of rooms (no bedrooms in Japanese houses)

    1LDK is one room, Living Dining and Kitchen

    sometimes they mention the number of tatami in a room and the floor plan is called a 'madori'.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by alpha_dude
      When looking at japanese apartments, what do the following mean?

      GH (i assume is guest house)
      1R
      1K
      1DK
      1LDK etc?

      thanks

      R = Room
      K= Kitchen
      L= Living

      number = no of rooms (no bedrooms in Japanese houses)

      1LDK is one room, Living Dining and Kitchen

      sometimes they mention the number of tatami in a room and the floor plan is called a 'madori'.

      wa____su = (tatami) room
      yo____su= western room (wooden flooring)
      Last edited by Name Deleted; 2007-08-30, 08:25 AM.

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      • #4
        so what would a room described as:
        1K be? 1 room including kitchen? 1 room plus kitchen?

        thanks

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        • #5
          Yup. A 1K is basically a single room with something akin to a kitchen, which may or may not be part of that same room.

          My place was advertised as a 2LDK+S, but in no way does it have a seperate dining room. A dining area perhaps (an alcove off to one side of the living room where the dining table is). The +S means a storage room (in my case, it's a small room off the main bedroom where all my computers are).

          You should try and get at least a 30sqm 1DK unless you are truely budget bound. Your apartment will become an island of calm, comfort and familiarity in a sea of strangeness, and anything smaller will drive you nuts.

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