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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Sendai?

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We asked expats what a typical home or apartment in Sendai is like. They answered...

"A typical expat home or apartment in Sendai, is usually a modern, compact space that is designed with a blend of traditional Japanese aesthetics and contemporary style. The living area is often minimalistic, with a low table and cushions for seating, reflecting the Japanese culture of simplicity and functionality. The kitchen is typically small but equipped with essential appliances like a refrigerator, stove, and microwave. The bedroom might feature a traditional Japanese futon that can be folded and stored away during the day to maximize space. Alternatively, it could have a western-style bed. The bathroom usually includes a high-tech toilet with multiple functions, a common feature in Japanese homes. Many apartments also have a small balcony for drying clothes, as dryers are not commonly used in Japan. The apartment may also include a genkan, a traditional Japanese entryway where shoes are removed before entering the home. Despite the compact size, these homes are designed to be efficient and comfortable, with storage solutions integrated into the design. They are often located in convenient areas close to public transportation, supermarkets, and restaurants. In terms of decor, expats often add personal touches to make the space feel like home, but overall, the design leans towards minimalism, in line with Japanese aesthetics. The homes are also typically well-insulated and equipped with air conditioning and heating systems to handle Sendai's cold winters and hot summers. While some expats may opt for larger, more western-style homes, these are less common and tend to be more expensive. Most expats in Sendai live in apartments or small houses that reflect the typical Japanese lifestyle," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Sendai, Japan.

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