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As well as being close to the campus, the apartments are also close to
shops (Feel News Shopping Center), restaurants, supermarkets and
bus-stops. There is a 24-hour convenience store about 3 minutes walk away.
If you are looking for convenience for getting out of town to see the sights of central
Japan, these apartments are a short bicycle ride from JR Okazaki Railway
Station which is on the JR Tokaido Line (the main trunk route linking Osaka - Kyoto -
Nagoya - Shizuoka - Tokyo) and gives you excellent access to
Nagoya, Kanayama, Mikawa-Anjo, the marina/onsen resort of Gamagori on Mikawa Bay and Toyohashi.
Clickable Location Map:
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Click the black arrows on the left of the map for route to Yamasa's campus
or to navigate around the local area. Click on shops, and other features on the map for more detail.
Clickable Location Map: Click here for location map (45326 bytes). Click the black arrows on the left of the map for route to Yamasa's campus or to navigate around the local area. Click on shops, and other features on the map for more detail.
Description: There are 3 buildings in total. The apartments are western style with no tatami matting. The floors are of polished wood. The space of each is 25.92 square meters (approximately 280 square feet) with a balcony of 3.24 square meters (approximately 35 square feet). Each has its own bathroom with unit shower/bath. There is a western style toilet. The toilet and the bathroom are separate so its easier to share the apartments.
The apartments have air-conditioning/heating,
a large wardrobe, and a kitchen.
Yamasa provides a refrigerator,
electric hotplate and electric rice cooker. There is no gas cooking.
In the main room Yamasa provides a TV, desk, chair, study lamp, bed and bookshelves.
Laundry facilities: Because there is no coin laundry available on-site, and because local coin laundries are considered too expensive, Yamasa has installed a washing machine in every apartment for student use. At this stage we are unable to also provide a dryer, though all of the apartments have a covered balcony at the rear of the apartment. Bicycles are usually parked in front of the apartment entrance or in the courtyard. Both areas are very secure. Free car parking is available.
Telephone and Internet: Any student living here has optional internet access (via a fast fiber-optic LAN). The cost is 3,150 yen per month (for long term students who are paying a deposit and monthly rent), or 1,000 yen per week (for short term students who do not pay a deposit and pay rents on a weekly basis). Internet access can be enable either in advance (using the Application forms/Admissions process), or after arrival by visiting the Student Services Office on the ground floor of the Yamasa II building. There is no telephone provided inside the apartment, students will need to obtain a lease or rent a line or use computer-to-phone software using the internet connection. Yamasa will assist you if you need a telephone line installed in your apartment. Most students prefer to use the cheaper option of handheld cellular phones. For making calls overseas, the Yamasa II building, Yamasa Villa, or internet phones are the best local options.
Futons: Futons are not provided, so for bedding please browse through the futons file.
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Advantages reported by students: Close to Nafco Shopping center. Courtyard structure and surrounding residential area is said to lend a "village feel". More independence and privacy. Convenient to have own kitchen and no need to wait. Quiet at night. Good study environment. There is a door between the kitchen and the main room - this makes it easier to keep the main room warn during the winter. Insulation is better than Yamasa Villa. There is a large amount of personal space per student.
Disadvantages reported by students: Lack of telephone inside room is a problem for short term students as renting cellular phones is relatively expensive compared to the telephone access in the student village. No access to internet via Yamasa's LAN. PHS card access is reasonably fast but not as quick as LAN and much more expensive. Plus you need to pay for an account, whereas the LAN access at the student village and on campus is free. No wheelchair access. No microwave oven on site. No Gas cooking.
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