Videos

The Tokyo Llama YouTube channel has received over 16 million views since it released its first video in 2019.

It tells the story of how we found, bought and renovated the akiya that has now become our home.

As with all homes like this, the work is never complete, and I continue to make videos showing the ongoing progress of the house, garden and sheds, as well as the occasional visit to other people’s renovations.

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We Bought an Abandoned House in Japan, Interior, Everything Left Inside

How We Bought Our Abandoned House in Japan | Process, Costs, Risks, Finance, How to Find One

We Bought an Abandoned Japanese House | FOUR YEAR Renovation Time Lapse | Before & After

We Bought an Abandoned House in Japan, Exterior | Tractor, 2 Cars, Farm Tools Left Behind

Japan Abandoned House Renovation Series

Japanese Abandoned House Renovation #1 | Removing the Kitchen Ceiling

Japanese Abandoned House Renovation #2 | Shed Demolition & Lawn Preparation

Japanese Abandoned House Renovation #3 | Exterior Walkaround / Sanding & Painting

Japanese Abandoned House Renovation #4 | Interior Design, Japanese Carpenters at Work

Japanese Abandoned House Renovation #5 | The Garden

Japanese Abandoned House Renovation #6 | Painting Exterior, Wooden Awning, Scaffolding Removed

Japanese Abandoned House Renovation #7 | The Walls: Insulation, Drywall, Plastering, Siding

Japanese Craftsmen Making a Ranma (Transom)

Japanese Abandoned House Renovation #8 | Moving In Part 1

Japanese Abandoned House Renovation #9 | Moving In Part 2

Japanese Abandoned House Renovation #10 | Kitchen Renovation & Tour

Japanese Abandoned House Renovation #11 | Garden Update: Yuzu-ful, Making a Picnic Table

Japanese Abandoned House Renovation #12 | Kids' Bedroom Start to Finish

Japanese Abandoned House Renovation #13 | Furnishing the House, Part 1

Japanese Abandoned House Renovation #14 | Revealing the Bedroom!

Japanese Abandoned House Renovation #15 | Front Deck, Kitchen Shelves Update

Japanese Abandoned House Renovation #16 | Deck Finished! DIY Planter Boxes

Insulating a Japanese House, Part 1 | Abandoned House Renovation

Fixing the Rotting Veranda of my Japanese Shed (Kura)! Complete Journey from Start to Finish

(Pro.33 - Final) Renovating the Japanese garden in a townhouse.

Back in Action! New Windows, Doors, and Traditional Siding!

【大工仕事】玄関と薪ストーブの化粧框(かまち)を手刻みして据え付ける【解説付き】

Garden Renovation Series

Visits to other houses

Japan Abandoned House Tour on Sado Island, Niigata

Renovating an Akiya: Couple Transforming an Abandoned House on a Budget in Japan

Restoring Heritage: Exploring a Renovated 100 Year-Old Traditional Home turned Hotel

Slice of Life: Discovering a Unique 130 year-old Japanese House-Turned-Pizza Cafe and Farm

Last Glimpse of Japan’s Beautiful Old Houses? Lost Japan (ft. Alex Kerr)

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DIY in the Japanese Rainy Season (Sound of Rain)

Turning our old bench into a new one

Japan Robot Waiter