Top 10 Most Popular Prefectures in Japan to Live in for Foreign Residents
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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.
※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.
Single 69,202 yen
Family 92,875 yen
Single 52,864 yen
Family 73,274 yen
Single 57,749 yen
Family 86,429 yen
Single 53,223 yen
Family 73,168 yen
Single 49,957 yen
Family 61,610 yen
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.