The apartment is pretty nice, it`s bright and cozy. What`s wierd is I have been in this area before last year and didn`t even know it. It`s also a cozy little town with alot of shops conviniently located. Passed by a hair salon from the train station last night so I stopped by this morning to get my haircut and found that my grasp of the Japanese language in situations such as a getting a haircut was greatly inadequete. Ended up telling the lady "Omakaseshimasu" meaning I`ll leave it up to you. And she did a great job and it was only 20$ bucks.
Stopped by the supermarket to get some groceries and the oden (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oden)