When you search for the perfect home in Yao-shi or anywhere else in Japan, you may see certain terms like “1DK apartments for rent”, “2LDK rental property” or “3BR accommodations”. These are Japanese housing terms that indicate the layout of each apartment, how many rooms it has and what kind of shared spaces are available.
You should familiarize yourself with these abbreviations if you plan to reside in Japan for an extended period. Check out the definitions below, so you know exactly what each one of them means:
1R: 1 room not separated from the kitchen.
1K: a kitchen and a separate room
1DK: a dining room/kitchen and a separate room
1LDK: a living room/dining room/kitchen and a separate room
2K: a kitchen and 2 separate rooms
2DK: a dining room/kitchen and 2 separate rooms
2LDK: a living room/dining room/kitchen and 2 separate rooms (
3DK: a dining room/kitchen and 3 separate rooms
3LDK: a living room/dining room/kitchen and 3 separate rooms
For those seeking to rent a 2K apartment in Yao-city, have a look at Village House Oihara, a rental property that is located in a prime spot within 10 minutes walking distance from schools like Shiki Kindergarten, Shiki Elementary School and Shiki Junior High School. Not only are the rooms foreigner and elderly friendly, but room sharing is also perfectly fine as well, making this a perfect choice for teachers or a family with elderly and children.