After weeks of disheartening search, suddenly I have a new apartment in Ginowan. I signed the lease.
I am so pleased. It is in a very shabby building with ghastly views but it is walking distance from 3 supermarkets, a million restaurants, 10 minutes on the bike to the boat, 5 minutes to the sea. I am so looking forward to living in the city after nine and a half years of being out in the very beautiful sticks.
Here is a preview.
It is much bigger than than my current place and super cheap. I look forward to entertaining.
Many thanks to Arisa san who has been so energetic and encouraging during the search. Without her help I would have given up weeks ago!
Here is a video tour:
I move in on 9 July.
Lots to do; cancel contract on current apartment, cancel gas, electricity, water, fire insurance, organize movers, officially move out of Onna, officially move into Ginowan, set up gas, electricity, water, set up super high speed internet, get AC installed in new place. All this in a language that I do not speak. May sound daunting but it is stuff like this that teaches you so much about another country. I am looking forward to it. I am blessed with wonderful Japanese friends who will help me.