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Yamasa Villa 3 & 4 Studio Apartments

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Villa 3 & 4
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These 39 studio apartments are the closest to the campus (Only 8 minutes walk, by bicycle only about 5 minutes). The apartments can be rented by any student regardless of the duration of their stay. Each apartment is what is known in Japan as a 'one room mansion'. They can also be shared by 2 students to reduce the costs of housing even further.

Location: As well as being close to the campus, the apartments are also close to shops, restaurants, supermarkets and bus-stops. If you are looking for convenience for getting out of town to see the sights of central Japan, these apartments are a 10 minute 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: Click here for location map (61955 bytes). Click the black arrows on the left 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: The apartments are western style with no tatami matting. The floors are of polished wood. The space of each is 21.84 square meters (approximately 236 square feet). Each has its own bathroom with western style toilet and unit shower/bath. They have air-conditioning/heating, a large wardrobe, and a kitchen with a kitchen sink, a saucepan, frying pan and kettle. Yamasa also provides a refrigerator, 2 jet gas range/cooker and electric rice cooker. Please note that utensils are not provided, but can be purchased cheaply at a nearby store. In the main room Yamasa provides a TV, bed, desk, chair, study lamp and bookshelves.
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Coin laundry and common areas: There is a coin laundry facility on site (at lower prices than most of the local commercial laundromats); so that students can save more money. There is also an study/recreation room (air-conditioned/heated) that students often use for group study (and just as often as a party venue). There is also a shelter for bicycles located between the two buildings. Free car parking is available.

Telephone and Internet: All students living here have internet access (via a fast fiber-optic LAN). 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 or skype etc.

Futons: Futons are not provided, so for bedding please browse through the futons file.

PHOTO GALLERY (Click on photos to enlarge)Photos

Main room single Main Room Single Main room shared Main Room Shared Parking Area Parking Area Kitchen Kitchen Neighborhood Neighborhood
From rear From Rear From Rear From Rear Study Area Study Area Letterboxes Letterboxes Between 3 and 4 Between 3 & 4
Toilet Toilet Telephone Telephone Unit Bath Unit Bath Desks Desks Coin Laundry Coin Laundry
Bicycle shelter Bicycle Shelter

Advantages reported by students: Close to campus and route 248. Independence and privacy - your own bathroom. Fast internet access (fiber-optic LAN). Convenient to have own kitchen and no need to wait. Quiet at night. Good study environment. Larger 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 wheelchair access. No microwave oven on site. For short term students the cost of purchasing plates, cups, chopsticks etc is an additional expense.

Student Interviews - Villa 3 & 4 Residents:

Zoltan Heredi Zoltan Heredi
Joyce Ng Joyce Ng
Daniel Ebeling Daniel Ebeling
Cristina Elia Cristina Elia
Hugo Britos Hugo Britos
So Chi Wai So Chi Wai
Hong Kong
Anastasia Katsourbyi Anastasia Katsourbyi
Karon Saito Karon Saito
Jacques Trudeau Jacques Trudeau

Regine Mowill Regine Mowill
Hordur Thordarson Hordur Thordarson
Kim Ei-ran Kim Ei-ran
Martin Hansson Martin Hansson
Steffen Lehmann Steffen Lehmann
Song Moon Beum Song Moon Beum
Dean Abadzic Dean Abadzic
Ya-Ching Xu Ya-Ching Xu
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