Forget about that grand piano. In Tokyo, Japan, many young people are choosing to live in 95-square-foot apartments, smaller than a lot of parking spaces. There’s barely enough room for a tiny kitchen, a few appliances or pieces of furniture, and a lofted sleeping area. These microapartments—known as three-tatami rooms, based on how many standard Japanese floor mats would cover the space—aren’t cheap, with rent costing $340 to $630 a month. Bigger and less expensive living quarters can be found, but the microapartments are stylish and pristine-looking, and they’re situated near trendy locations. Plus, many young people say the small spaces work for their lifestyle. In Japan, it’s not customary to host guests in homes, with nearly a third of Japanese people saying they’ve never had friends over, according to a recent survey. And Tokyo residents of all ages tend to work long hours, leaving little time to spend at home. Although some microapartment dwellers eventually decide to move on to larger homes, others plan to stay for a long time. Says 19-year-old college student Yugo Kinoshita: “I wouldn’t live anywhere else.”