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MINIMALIST HOUSE TOUR 2: Japan

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WE MOVED! Our new apartment is 312 sq. ft. (29 m2). Although it is smaller than our first Japanese apartment, we feel MORE comfortable here! This minimalist style home is organized with Marie Kondo's KonMari method in mind. ≫ Website: http://www.tarawhitetalks.com ≫ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tarawhitetalks ≫ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tarawhitetalks First Apartment Tour: https://youtu.be/LK9-YDCY1MU Marie Kondo's Books: Spark Joy: http://amzn.to/2fL6GSL Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: http://amzn.to/2fZH2L9 MUJI ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER: http://amzn.to/2htW7o5 Authentic Japanese Futons: https://goo.gl/iOhUf4 NATURAL MAKEUP: Mascara: http://amzn.to/2jVJAuo Blush: http://amzn.to/2j7v52x Powder: http://amzn.to/2klgWDE No-Sebum Mineral Powder: http://amzn.to/2j7EFCd Cover Up: http://amzn.to/2klpXbM Eyeshadow: http://amzn.to/2jVQYpT Eye shimmer: http://amzn.to/2j7vEJB Eyeliner Powder: http://amzn.to/2jL99fz Retractable Kabuki brush: http://amzn.to/2klkRk0 Eyeshadow Brush set: http://amzn.to/2jKWoBx Duo Paperback Compact: http://amzn.to/2j7xwBP Essential oils I use: Aura Cacia, Organic, Peppermint: http://amzn.to/2kwLKgv Aura Cacia, Organic, Lavender: http://amzn.to/2kpkvt2 Aura Cacia, Organic, Tea Tree: http://amzn.to/2kwIGkE Aura Cacia, Organic, Sweet Orange: http://amzn.to/2kwTWx6 Aura Cacia, 100% Pure Essential Oil, Frankincense: http://amzn.to/2l7JOgj Other natural products I use: Mason Pearson Hair Brush http://amzn.to/2lZAE4E Orawellness Tooth Oil: https://goo.gl/rFPTNy Jojoba oil: http://amzn.to/2jHsOMz Eco-Dent, GentleFloss, Mint: http://amzn.to/2jHmTXv Apple Cider Vinegar: http://amzn.to/2gkecoz Raw honey: http://amzn.to/2jfPx69 Manuka honey: http://amzn.to/2kdqFvA Facial sponge: http://amzn.to/2k2yAcz Shea Moisture, Baby Shampoo: http://amzn.to/2liZZti Schmidt's Deodorant, Ylang-Ylang: http://amzn.to/2kSeZ0I Redmond Clay: http://amzn.to/2lngNPL Shea Butter: http://amzn.to/2llDODe Magnesium Oil: http://amzn.to/2lTMRZr Ayate Wash Cloth: http://amzn.to/2kOSS96 Earthpaste, Peppermint: http://amzn.to/2kJfQ1n Nutiva, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil: http://amzn.to/2liY3RL Ecco Bella, Lemon Verbena Spray: http://amzn.to/2lj2BHN Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Soap: http://amzn.to/2kY41GW Amber Glass Fine Mist Spray Bottle 4 oz: http://amzn.to/2kY24u5 Amber Glass Fine Mist Spray Bottle 2 oz: http://amzn.to/2dshIXK Amber Glass Fine Mist Spray Bottle 1 oz: http://amzn.to/2eJM91q Aluminum Fine Mist Spray Bottles 4oz: http://amzn.to/2e3RT2S I live abroad and purchase many natural products off iherb.com because it has free or low-cost shipping internationally. Use my code for an extra 5% off your total order: JNV011 http://www.iherb.com?rcode=JNV011 EVIDENCE-BASED HERBALISM AND AROMATHERAPY EDUCATION*: https://vintageremedies.com/?ref=156 Camera: http://amzn.to/2dDQEZr Mic: http://amzn.to/2njePll Lens: http://amzn.to/2ejDxh5 Tripod: http://amzn.to/2dG6yBe Lighting: http://amzn.to/2dqLuNf Memory Card: http://amzn.to/2d7nuxN Other house tours: Aussie Bedroom Tour: https://youtu.be/12IxBE6kRJ8 Aussie Bathroom Tour: https://youtu.be/sNGPZ8pnSXs Malaysian Bedroom Tour: https://youtu.be/OUsGTKk1780 Malaysian House Tour: https://youtu.be/2GOsRMIl0lE Malaysian Bathroom Tour: https://youtu.be/Gz_ZSmOemko Main Music: Traditional Japanese Music by Eric Taylor http://erictaylorproductions.tk/ https://youtu.be/gdJIE9lzNIQ End Music: Music: Jingle Punks – Everythings Nice // This video is not sponsored. // All products shown were purchased with my own money. // Some links are affiliate links. Thanks for supporting this channel =)
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TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
For everyone that has been asking where to buy good futons outside of Japan, I found a place that sells authentic hand-made Japanese futons abroad. These are actually 100% cotton so they are the real deal: https://goo.gl/iOhUf4
Lintang Dayu (2 months ago)
TaraWhiteTalk
younglavish24 (2 months ago)
400 DOLLARS?
Miriam Brait (4 months ago)
Looks really pretty and organized!
SSBMA1994 (23 days ago)
I love it!
Sethu Priya B (1 month ago)
Excellent arrangements dear. I am basically a South Indian, PL don't keep ur wallets with slippers . Waiting for another video
Garland Washington (1 month ago)
Stress free keep it simple,😀 my life style now.
Sumida Ryogoku (1 month ago)
This pretty much looks like my house here in Edogawa, East Tokyo.
vency rani (1 month ago)
Nice very neat and clean house. I like it dear...l love Japanese...
Sulagna Panda (1 month ago)
I love your kitchen. It is absolutely minimalist kitchen. Really nice house tour.
TIM TIM (1 month ago)
I wish i live in japan
Radheshyam Sathe (1 month ago)
Nice
Nazara Said (1 month ago)
Not just a house tour... a guide how to live
sah bear (1 month ago)
Beautiful
Thefourhundredblows (2 months ago)
Wow you are so well organized!
Rational Mind (2 months ago)
This video was amazing
Rita Gaston (2 months ago)
Is this for real ...stuff must be kept someplace else ...seems not possible. Stuff for hobbies, interests Etc etc
Tom omeara (3 months ago)
it's just obsessive compulsive disorder …
Lincydora Zyle Don (4 months ago)
I'm gettin positive vibes just by looking at it ...
Tashyka Williams (4 months ago)
Nice apartment
Zo Arai (5 months ago)
I like your space, really. But it's not for me. I need some stuff around me to see so I can use it right away when I need it. Decluttering and minimalism has helped me keeping the important things only. I'm glad you found your own version. I'm still on my journey.
Tony Ofarrell (5 months ago)
Looks great,but I would never be as tidy as you
Bea Zacarias (6 months ago)
Your apartment is so simple and beautiful!
Day Cullen (6 months ago)
I like your home. Pretty organized
Smita Sarkar (6 months ago)
mam how much sq. ft is this apartment? ??
helium helium (7 months ago)
How much do it cost per month?
linda comas (8 months ago)
I love your place! Everytime I watch these apartment tours overseas everything is so cluttered and unorganized and I always think to myself "Why can't they just put everything away where it belongs?!" Or "Do they really need all that crap?" You have everything exactly right! Everything you need put away exactly where it belongs and nothing more.. I love it!! 😀
Paramita Ghosh (8 months ago)
I think as a person you are clean and organized..
Itosan Gaming Channel (8 months ago)
How much doesn't it cost to buy the house in USD?
Taylor (1 month ago)
One dollah!
Reeta Sharma (9 months ago)
Your home is so clean
KISU DESU (9 months ago)
I paid $40 for that same ikea table off Amazon.... I got ripped
Happy Smile (10 months ago)
Respect
Anthony Heller (10 months ago)
Looks like you crammed an American lifestyle into a Japanese space
Huberdina (11 months ago)
It`s a Little brave... But I gues that`s nessesary when you live  with more persons a tiny Japanse House..
Dawa Tsering (11 months ago)
minimalists need space .
Nur Aynna (1 year ago)
where did you buy tht black sofa . i love itt
Nur Aynna (11 months ago)
TaraWhiteTalks just replied meeee*excitement
TaraWhiteTalks (11 months ago)
Thank you! We bought it second hand so unfortunately, I don't know it's origin. They should have similar ones at IKEA =)
Flor (1 year ago)
Great video! What a nice apartment, I love it!!!
TaraWhiteTalks (11 months ago)
Thank you for watching!!
Saina B (1 year ago)
Whaaaa! 300sq ft?! 😭 I was living in a studio about 400sq ft in chicago and it was so small for me and for my two small dogs. I so hated it and wanted to move out of there badly so subleased it. Guess small homes are not for me.. but you sound like you really enjoying staying these japanese tiny apartments. I dont know about how id feel living in one of those in japan. Anyhow looks simple and clean!
TaraWhiteTalks (11 months ago)
I just posted a video of our latest apartment, it was about twice the size. The extra room really made a difference so I can completely relate =)
Patricia Matiss (1 year ago)
sooooo intresting the bath, thank you for sharing it with us 💕
TaraWhiteTalks (11 months ago)
Glad to hear you found it interesting =)
Mark Torres (1 year ago)
Showering while sitting down isn't an "Asian thing", it's just being practical.
TaraWhiteTalks (11 months ago)
It is more common in Asia though, no?
happymommy81 (1 year ago)
I love the look of minimalism, but I worry if I did the same that I,would feel bored or lonely.
TaraWhiteTalks (11 months ago)
I can only speak for myself but I have found my life to be much more interesting with all the new experiences and extra time for friends/relationships. Good luck!
Carol Norton (1 year ago)
what are "packing cubes" Please?
TaraWhiteTalks (11 months ago)
They are cube-shaped zip bags that make traveling very easy/organized. You can see them in any of my packing videos =)
Rick Burke (1 year ago)
Chinese background music is bothering me. This is JAPAN!!
TaraWhiteTalks (11 months ago)
Pretty sure it is Japanese, at least according to the artist. There is a link in the description.
Deanna Worley (1 year ago)
So beautiful and clean, a very calming space indeed
TaraWhiteTalks (11 months ago)
Aww, thanks!
s3xyScorp (1 year ago)
So,,how much costs the rent on such place?
TaraWhiteTalks (11 months ago)
Around $600 (USD) a month, not including apartment fees.
Nami Lim (1 year ago)
What type of plant do you have in your living room area?
TaraWhiteTalks (11 months ago)
It is called Bird's Nest Fern or ASPLENIUM =)
Lizbeth Perez (1 year ago)
I love it! Its so minimalist and clean!
MeMathematician (1 year ago)
Thank you so much for this video! It managed to make me calm and inspired :) thanks for opening your home and to show it's possible to live with less. Definitely inspiring.
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Thanks for your kind words and for watching!
Gomez Garita (1 year ago)
Now, this is minimalism. Wow
Wynn Ho (1 year ago)
iT NEEDS LIFE! Try color, and more expensive furniture (plastic is NOT environmentally friendly) when you have time and money. I also lived in Japan, so know it is extremely expensive.
Alexander Malki (1 year ago)
May I ask in which city you are living in? It's mainly because since depending on the location it can give a better perspective on what seems to be reasonably adequate space for an appartement.
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
We are outside of Tokyo =)
Alexander Malki (1 year ago)
TaraWhiteTalks I seem to have put my question wrong. I was only curious to wonder the location of the place since it can vary depending on price, size and location. For example an appartement of the same size in Tokyo would have a price difference in let's say Osaka in comparison.
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
From my perspective, we can decide what is a reasonably adequate space for ourselves based on what we want or need. I've seen apartments double the size of this one for the same price.
sputnic (1 year ago)
I love it . What is the best and smartest household brand in Japan ?? Thanks
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
My favorite is MUJI =)
kay hun (1 year ago)
I want a place like that!
Thankful Square (1 year ago)
Nice! Just do see how you guys can have so many shoes at most I'd have 3 one for day to day one for running and flip flops
Thankful Square (1 year ago)
TaraWhiteTalks Yeah its about what's important to you. So as long as those shoes bring you joy np.
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
True. Different things spark joy for different people I guess. I have been downsizing my shoes lately though because after a year or so, I realized some of those pairs rarely got worn ;)
Apurva Mishra (1 year ago)
Amazing. I really like your Japan home and I love minimalism. And you are doing good work.. keep it up.
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Thank you! Hopefully filming a new house tour soon =)
Soma Das (1 year ago)
Our indian doors are much more bigger but not so modern like urs🖒🖒
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
+Soma Das I'd love to visit India one day!
Danielle Murphy (1 year ago)
This one
TIMVIX (1 year ago)
Lovely video! Could you please tell me what those foldable beds called? Do they have some specific name?
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
They are Japanese futons (shikibutons). You can find them here: https://goo.gl/iOhUf4 I also just posted a video on this topic on my channel today: https://youtu.be/pUwzGyz0iuA Hope that helps!
Tamiko Johnson (1 year ago)
Amazing!!!
恵理Ellysia (1 year ago)
This home is goals.
Nicole Kaushanski (1 year ago)
Hi Tara, I love your videos! I saw that you have a shoe spray and I use all your recipes from your cleaning products video and I'm wondering if you mention anywhere how you make your shoe spray? I really want to find a good natural recipe to keep my shoes nice! Thank you so much for your help!
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Hi Nicole, it is straight vodka in a spray bottle with 10-20 drops of tea tree oil. Tea tree is optional =)
Frankie Duff (1 year ago)
I love your house it's so cute and impressively Clean considering the lack of storage space btw love video ✌️
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Aww thanks for the lovely comment =)
TooPlepsy (1 year ago)
What do you need an oil diffuser for
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
I use it for diffusing essential oils in the air. It is a natural alternative to fragrance =)
kayla4702 (1 year ago)
I love this one better
Candace Murray (1 year ago)
Hi Tara, it's been a year since my last comment, I often reference your videos for inspiration & motivation. My question to you is, did it take awhile to adjust sleeping on the futon? I am moving soon and am considering purchasing one. I reviewed the comments but did not come across one that spoke about comfort or perhaps the benefit. Thank you for your videos, they provide great information and inspiration.
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Hi Candace! I am planning to make a video on sleeping on the floor / futons eventually. It didn't take me any time to adjust to sleeping on a futon because I had been sleeping on the regular floor for around 5 months before I got a futon. That probably sounds weird, however our bed in Australia caused so much back pain that I had no choice. Depending on the quality of the futon, some are more comfortable than others. I recommend 100% cotton. If for whatever reason you want to ease your way into it, you can always add some sort of egg crate or memory foam layer underneath. Or you can just lay a folded blanket under the area that is hurting, such as a shoulder or waist. I'm just thinking from my experience of sleeping on the floor. Benefits are that normal mattresses can impede circulation or make it difficult for our body to realign during sleep if they are too soft and don't offer any resistance. No resistance can cause unsupported joints to sag. If you aren't sure if you want to commit to sleeping on a futon, I would recommend trying to sleep on the floor for a few nights. The floor is much harder than a futon. If you are able to add enough soft layers with blankets or duvets, you may be able to get an idea what it feels like. If you can sleep on the floor, a futon should be no problem. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!
Jamie Kite (1 year ago)
I love this! very comfortable and simple.
Lukmanity (1 year ago)
Wow great! Very inspirational.
Aryanaaa (1 year ago)
can i come live with you? lol! great job, looks faaaab!!
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
haha thank you =)
Margarita Kulyapina (1 year ago)
You have a lot of Muji items. I live the brand myself, so I applaud your choice!
Margarita Kulyapina (1 year ago)
Very true, I actually am very sensitive to bright colors, so their relaxing color scheme is simply amazing to me. I use their clothes and certain skincare products, stationery, and travel items; all have made me happy so far and I have not had problems with any. I am especially impressed by the stationery. Additionally, they are one of the more environmentally-friendly brands I've found so far.
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
It sounds odd, but I love just being in the MUJI store. Other stores are sensory overload but I feel calm in a MUJI =)
Megan Bauer (1 year ago)
like this apartment so much more!!!!! :D
_seaweed _crown_ (1 year ago)
Your home is very beautiful!
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Thank you =)
Olivia Treip (1 year ago)
Why is everything in Japanese homes made of that gross cream coloured plastic? I have seen several japanese home tours and they all have this.
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
I'm not sure. It yellows with age as well. My current shower room is worse than this one =)
Happy Smile (1 year ago)
Nice
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Thanks =)
Darreon Collins (1 year ago)
I recently discovered this style of living, and i have to say that i absolutely love it
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Glad to hear that!
Darreon Collins (1 year ago)
TaraWhiteTalks and let me tell ya, I had a spending problem. This lifestyle fixed it!
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Awesome! It is defo freeing to let go of that mentality that you need to keep buying more and more.
Laurence Cruz (1 year ago)
I'm jealous, I want to be a minimalist but I can't let go of my vintage tots and dolls 😭😭.
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Minimalists can have collections too. Sometimes minimalism is about having MORE of what you love. The only thing you need to get rid of is the stuff that you doesn't serve you in anyway.
I would like to move into this house
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Well if you like it, it is yours! We moved out early this year ;)
Rita .Sassatelli (1 year ago)
I do love Asian homes because they are multifunctional and very well thought. Yours is even more being a minimalist. But I do love it.
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Yes! I agree, they are designed very intentionally and are super practical. =)
itsMOCA (1 year ago)
This one is my favorite of the two.
itsMOCA (1 year ago)
TaraWhiteTalks You're welcome!
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Thanks for the feedback =)
Yoha Asakura (1 year ago)
why is your sink not separate from the toilet?
Yoha Asakura (1 year ago)
yeah it is a first time for me to see the sink not separate with the toilet especially in japan :)
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
It is just the way that apartment was designed. I prefer a separate toilet too =)
TheProtocol48 (1 year ago)
I like the small and efficient Japanese appliances and will be replacing mine (when no longer working) with them.
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Sounds like a plan! At Bitcamera in Tokyo you can buy some appliances with western voltage =)
What size refrigerator is that? Thanks
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
It is approx 111 cm by 47 cm. Hope that helps!
pmexplore (1 year ago)
I would not the iron at the bottom.
Veggie Magnifique (1 year ago)
Earth paste! Wooohoo! Have you tried Uncle Harry's? It's from the NW of the States, but it's my absolute favorite. It's got clay and sea salt and essential oils. Also -- I love how your apt is nice and long. We live (my partner and I) in 26 sq. meters in Paris, so it was inspiring to see how you organized things -- ours is a work in progress. :)
Veggie Magnifique (1 year ago)
Haha! House exchange! You're on. :) Btw: http://www.uncleharrys.com/store/mouth-care/toothpaste/peppermint-toothpaste-3-oz-glass-jar It's a small company, but so worth it.
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
I wish my apartment was in Paris! We should trade ;) Haven't tried Uncle Harry's yet. I'll have to see if it is on iherb. Thanks for the tip.
R Quincy (1 year ago)
I also bought a table from ikea and sawed off the legs. Nice thing about the US, Home Depot does it free.
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Really?! That is amazing. Thanks for the tip..
arelistica (1 year ago)
I love your house!! I'm a new subbie :D
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Awesome! Thank you =)
Amie Wibowo (1 year ago)
Such a lovely place. Everything so neat and tidy. Thanks for inspiring me to do the same ;)
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Thanks for watching Amie!
Alejandra Tinoco (1 year ago)
Me encanta la cultura japonesa. Su orden, minimalismo y disciplina. Felicidades tu departamento se ve lindísimo. Saludos desde Mexico
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
¡Muchas gracias!
Shazia Beg Siddiqi (1 year ago)
Lovely apartment much nicer than the previous one
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Thank you =)
Shu Pei Wong (1 year ago)
may i know how much is the rent? and also where is it located?
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Around $600 (usd) and just outside of Tokyo.
Saurav Dubey (1 year ago)
so lovely
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Thank you =)
Auntwanette White (1 year ago)
Hi. Your washing machine is sitting on some kind of tray...what kind of tray is that? I've been looking for one.
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
These come with every apartment in Japan. Unfortunately I don't have any tips for you outside of Japan! Best of luck finding one =)
how much was the rent?
thank you very much keep up the good work
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Around $600 (usd) a month =)
G Karthick (1 year ago)
Wow... So organized and clean
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Thank you! I give all credit to Marie Kondo.. I was really messy before reading her books =)
bellezo (1 year ago)
I like this one. Mostly cuz of the bathroom and layout flows better from room to room
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Very true! Thanks for sharing ;)
Ana MM (1 year ago)
I would like to know if you use a mattress to sleep on? could you pls tell me what you really use to sleep on? thanks!
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Thank you dear, all the best to you too =)
Ana MM (1 year ago)
+TaraWhiteTalks thank you for the reply! The second apartment is lovely. Best wishes to you both xx
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
+Ana MM I only use the futons (shikibutons) as shown in the video. If you check out my evening routine video you can see how I set them up =)
Very neat, clean and organized!
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Thank you =)
Alejandra Neri (1 year ago)
Gracias !...Qué deleite observar esto ! Desearía subtítulos en español...!!!
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Estoy aprendiendo español. Tal vez algun dia =)
Sondema Tarr (1 year ago)
LOVE!!!
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Thank you =)
いんくれ (1 year ago)
This is not tyne house. This is very rich people's apartment room ! むちゃくちゃ羨ましい。
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
I was living here with my husband so it was a home for us ;)
RainySunday26 (1 year ago)
love it
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Thank you =)
Madison Lee Coe (1 year ago)
Great video!! I really enjoyed it! Do you know the brands of your futons?? And the sizes of them? I'm looking into buying one. Also where did you get the rug you put out during the day??? Thanks!
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Thanks you! The futons are a generic brand and are single size. I think the filling and materials are more important than the brand to be honest. The rug is from MUJI =)
Rose Anna (1 year ago)
I would right at home with that shower/bath. I HAVE to shower before sitting in a bath, otherwise I feel gross and like I'm just seeping in my own filth.
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
Yea it makes sense! The Japanese think of everything =)
jfan4reva (1 year ago)
Marie Kondo would be proud (I just read her books).
TaraWhiteTalks (1 year ago)
I LOVE her books! Which one is your favorite?

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