The Come on UP Eifukucho share house is unique in the sense that it is a house that has been renovated from a traditional Japanese home. As a result, this house has a lot of traditional Japanese elements mixed in with its current architecture. It is definitely recommended to those who enjoy traditional Japanese architecture.
Since it is a renovated house, it does have its own unique characteristics different from a traditional Japanese house. For example, comparatively, the living room is quite spacious and open. The open space design gives it a modern feel while living in a traditional house. The kitchen also contains an island counter which is also a new addition. The island counter creates a focal point in the kitchen-living space area in which everyone can gather and share stories with each other while enjoying some food.
The other unique feature of this house is that it has a veranda leading to the house’s own personal central courtyard. A resident had this to say about this house, “I can’t even believe that I am living in the city, I can feel the four seasons.” The amount of greenery that is present in the house really does give it a traditional feeling. You can sit on the veranda with your fellow residents and enjoy the beauty of nature without ever leaving the house.
The current residents come from as far away as America and France and as close as right here in Japan. The range of their jobs goes from the education sector to the IT sector. They are all friendly people who come from varying backgrounds so therefore will have a lot of interesting stories to share.
In regards to the surrounding area, the Eifukucho area is quite traditional and has the atmosphere of a much older Japan. But just like the share house, it has gone through renovations and a lot of new shops and restaurants have sprung up here and there. It is definitely worth experiencing how the Eifukucho area merges the old with the new. For those that enjoy traditional Japanese architecture, for those that want to experience how the tradition merges with modernity, we recommend Come on UP Eifukucho to you.