Top 10 Most Popular Prefectures in Japan to Live in for Foreign Residents

Top 10 Most Popular Prefectures in Japan to Live in for Foreign Residents

2022-06-30

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wagaya Japan is one of Japan’s largest property listing sites for foreign residents, featuring only properties that foreign residents can rent. We have compiled page view data on the different residential areas in our site for the year 2021, and we now present to you the top 10 most viewed areas in all of Japan by prefecture.

 

Prefecture
1 Tokyo
2 Saitama
3 Kanagawa
4 Chiba
5 Aichi
6 Shizuoka
7 Fukuoka
8 Osaka
9 Gifu
10 Hyogo

 

※Based on data from 2021/01/01 to 2022/01/01

 

 

The prefectures of the Greater Tokyo Area, which includes Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, and Chiba, were by far the most viewed areas by foreign residents. This metropolitan area is a popular place to live in for both Japanese and foreign residents.

 

Other prefectures that ranked inside the top 10 include prefectures with multinational corporations that hire many foreign workers.

 

Monthly rents for apartments tend to be higher the closer you live to central Tokyo, so you should consider living outside the metropolitan area if you want to save on rent. For reference, let’s take a look at the average monthly rents for the top 5 prefectures in the list.

 

▼Tokyo

Single    69,202 yen

Family   92,875 yen

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▼Saitama

Single    52,864 yen

Family   73,274 yen

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▼Kanagawa

Single    57,749 yen

Family   86,429 yen

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▼Chiba

Single    53,223 yen

Family   73,168 yen

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▼Aichi

Single    49,957 yen

Family   61,610 yen

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We hope this list serves as a useful reference for your house hunting in Japan. If you want to know more about the many residential areas in Japan, feel free to contact us, and we’ll be happy to give you professional advice.

 

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