Tokyo International Exchange Center

September 9, 2016

Just moved to my new home for the next twelve months! First reaction? IS THIS A DORM?!

The mail room. You get your own mail box. 🙂
What a loooong corridor. That’s just half of it.
The view outside. There are only a few slots with a view and they have the corridor closed.
Taking off my shoes at the “foyer”. Yes, you have to take off your shoes.
Hello room!
As I’m in the corner room (no, we don’t get to choose), I get a small balcony.
The counter, kitchen and laundry area. How efficient are they?
The bed. Again, how efficient???
The sink, the toilet, and the bathtub.
I believe the toilet deserves its own close up. It heats the seat up!

6 thoughts on “Tokyo International Exchange Center

  1. Hi, it’s me again, haha.. Your blog is really informative with minimalist style of writing, I really enjoy it! May I ask if you still stay in TIEC right now? I will stay in TIEC too starting this Oct. They said the rule in TIEC is so strict that we can’t even let our family/friend staying for a night in our room, is that true? How was your staying in TIEC? Please share about it more.. Thank you


    1. Hi Dina, thank you! Sure, I can write about TIEC. I’m out of the country right now – I’ll prepare one so please try revisiting around end of August. 😉

      I wouldn’t say it’s strict – it simply is the rule. Your contract is for one person – you, so adding another person in the room is a breach of that contract. I didn’t view it as strict because I used to live in a dorm back in college. TIEC is basically a high end dorm.

      There’s a guest house for family members that you can reserve (and pay for), though you can probably get a better rate at hostels outside.


  2. Hey!

    I’m loving your blog. Please, keep sharing your story.

    I would also like to invite you to submit a short piece to my own. I think your perspective and style of writing would be a perfect piece for my project.

    It’d also be a great way to get your blog/writing out there.

    Please feel free to email me (jennifer@youngandtwenty) with more questions, or take a look at the ‘BEING Young & Twenty’ page on my blog.

    I hope I’ll hear from you 🙂



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