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Wondering where to live in Japan? Yokohama City area rated #1 in desirability polls four years in a row

by | Mar 11, 2021

The area around Yokohama Station was selected again as #1 most desirable location to live in Japan in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area (including Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Ibaraki), a position it has held for four consecutive years.

This poll was provided by real estate information service provider Recruit Sumai Company. Those seeking the best place to live in Japan can reference the results, which have for a long time now pointed toward Yokohama city as the number one destination for living in Japan’s largest metropolitan area.

The Yokohama Station area contains a plethora of different atmospheres and includes residences, office buildings, popular commercial facilities and tourist attractions. It is an all-in-one destination for those looking to work, live, and relax, offering attractions and benefits for everyone.

COVID-19 has had a great impact on people’s way of life, choice of living area, and corporate office strategy, scaring some away from crowded metropolitan areas, but with Yokohama being less crowded than other nearby areas like Tokyo, while being located only 30 minutes by public transport, it offers a more distanced, safer-feeling experience than more crowded areas.

One of Yokohama’s major scenic attractions is its beautiful waterfront vistas, and with the waterfront district of Minato Mirai 21 being one of the city’s most popular and quickly developing, those workers commuting have found themselves being able to gaze out upon the blue expanse of the sea from their offices.

Many global companies from all around the world are concentrated in Yokohama’s bay area, and many various peoples from overseas live in Yokohama. There are many international schools in the city which can cater to families moving in to Yokohama, and the living environment of Yokohama is highly evaluated by expatriate families: “I think we are very fortunate to live in Yokohama. The city feels less frantic and more relaxed than other large cities I have lived in, and I feel my children are safe even when out of the school. Also, living near the sea makes me feel like I am on vacation!” – Renata Jaroscakova (Source)

Most Desirable City to Live In – Japan’s Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Ranking Station Name City, Area
1 Yokohama Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
2 Ebisu Shibuya, Tokyo
3 Kichijoji Musashino, Tokyo
4 Omiya Omiya, Saitama Prefecture
5 Meguro Shinagawa, Tokyo

(Source: Recruit Sumai Company)

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