The first thing we have to decide when moving to Japan is where are we going to live? What is the best city or region? Where can you get more jobs? Which place has the best quality of life? In this article, we will try to analyze which is the best city to live in Japan.
In all of Japan you can find jobs, a lot of manpower is lacking. Even in the most remote areas you can have a good quality of life and quick access to leisure, tourism and markets. keep in mind that the bigger the city the more expensive the cost of living.
Unfortunately, choosing a city is not everyone's option. Many move to Japan through contractors who already define the city where the person will live. Don't worry, all cities in Japan are good and allow a good quality of life, everything will depend on you and your routine!
Cities that offer a good salary like Tokyo are usually not worth it due to the high cost of living. It is much better to work in a small town where the salary is 1000 yen than a big city where the salary is 1400 yen. This will depend on your taste and if you have a large family to pay very expensive rents.
Cities with many Brazilians
Do you want a city with more Brazilians? This can be better for your adaptation, but it can also end up locking you in your comfort zone and preventing you from socializing and adapting to Japanese culture.
Cities with a large number of Brazilians are full of factories that hire foreigners, making it easier for you to find your job. Brazilians and foreigners are scattered throughout Japan, but there are some provinces and cities with a higher concentration of Brazilians.
Aichi, Shizuoka, Mie, Gifu, Gunma, Kanagawa, Saitama, Shiga, Nagano and Ibaraki are the regions with the highest concentration of Brazilians. Aichi has more than 50 thousand Brazilians, Shizuoka 30 thousand, Mie 15 thousand and so on. The last regions have in the range of 7 thousand Brazilians.
The most famous and preferred cities by Brazilians are Nagoya and Hamamatsu. They are big, full of Brazilians and provide a lot of fun. No matter which city you choose, think about the region, because the cities are all spliced together, making it easy to visit any of your region within minutes.
What are the best cities in Japan?
The city of Tokyo has appeared several times in the first place in the world ranking of the best cities in the world. If you can afford it or find a good job, Tokyo is a great option. Unfortunately life in Tokyo is kind of individual and people are shy and anti-social. But don't generalize, Tokyo is a city that spans the entire planet with diverse cultures.
In the second largest city in Japan, Osaka, people tend to be more fun, introverted and sociable, I consider Osaka my favorite region. It's totally different from the culture of Tokyo, here your boss might call you for a Sake after work.
These larger cities are often more western than traditional. You can choose cities and regions close to the Shinkansen (bullet train). This will totally make your life easier and make it possible to get to know several other regions of Japan quickly.
- Japan's best beaches are located in the West in regions such as Ishikawa and Fukui;
- For winter skiing the upper part of Japan is better, mainly Nagano;
- Japan's cold and snow is greater going up to the Hokkaido side;
- The east is generally hit hardest by typhoons in summer;
- In the south of Japan it is hot and the summer passes 40 degrees;
- Sapporo and Hokkaido's cities tend to be quieter, cooler, and rural;
- To make friends with the natives, Osaka, Hokkaido and Okinawa are the best options;
- Kyoto is probably the most beautiful and traditional city in Japan;
What is the best city to live in Japan?
There are different opinions about which is the best city in Japan. Some prefer the region of Hokkaido, Yokohama, Hiroshima, Kobe, Nagano and Chiba. Everyone chooses their favorite region! I really liked Osaka, but for me all of Japan is fun to live in, as long as you have time to enjoy it instead of just working.
The job and lack of social life that makes people angry at some city in Japan. Each person's circumstances will decide whether that city is good for them or not. This is an individual preference and depends entirely on the person's likes and dislikes and the lifestyle they lead.
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