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 do you get more jobs? What is the place with the best quality of life? In this article, we will try to analyze which is the best city to live in Japan.
Throughout Japan you can find jobs, a lot of labor is missing. 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 the choice of 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 not usually 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 whether you have a large family to pay for expensive rentals.
Cities with many Brazilians
Do you want a city with a larger number of Brazilians? This may be better for your adaptation, but it can also end up trapping 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 greater 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 it goes down. The last regions have around 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 of the region, because the cities are all spliced together, making it easy to visit any of your region in minutes.
What are the best cities in Japan?
The city of Tokyo has appeared several times in first place in the world ranking of the best cities in the world. If you can afford or find a good job, Tokyo is a great option. Unfortunately life in Tokyo is a bit individual and people are shy and anti-social. But don't generalize, Tokyo is a city that covers the whole planet with different cultures.
In Japan's second largest city, Osaka, people tend to be more fun, introverted and sociable, I consider Osaka my favorite region. She is totally different from Tokyo culture, here your boss can call you for a Sake after work.
These larger cities tend to be more western than traditional. You can choose cities and regions close to the Shinkansen (bullet train). This will make your life totally easier and allow you to get to know several other regions of Japan quickly.
- Japan's best beaches are located in the West in regions like Ishikawa and Fukui;
- For winter skiing, the top of Japan is better, especially Nagano;
- The cold and snow in Japan is greatest, rising to the side of Hokkaido;
- Typhoons are most commonly hit in the east in the summer;
- In the south of Japan it is hot and the summer goes above 40 degrees;
- Sapporo and Hokkaido cities tend to be quieter, cooler and more 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. Each chooses their favorite region! I really liked Osaka, but for me all Japan is fun to live, 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. The circumstances of each person 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.
What is your favorite city? Where do you want to live in Japan? We appreciate comments and shares. We also recommend reading:
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