The largest port in Japan and home to the largest China Town is Yokohama. Suumo, a real estate magazine and website, announced the city of Yokohama – best place to live in Tokyo and the surrounding area. Recruit Sumai co. is the current owner of Suumo.
The second largest city in the country was voted to the top spot in the latest data compiled last month. The CEO of Suumo said the city of Yokohama was appealing in many ways. Including its strength in character, sophistication and high property values.
The new rankings forced last year’s winner Kichijoji back to third place. While Ebisu continued to hold its second place standing.
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Kitasenju recieved top prize in the leaderboard for smaller suburbs, with Akabane reaching second place. Saitama’s Wako area also made the list.
Suumo complete the survey is annually, and cover the areas of Tokyo, Chiba, Ibaraki, Saitama and Kanagawa. In the current year’s results, over 7,000 respondents aged between 20 and 50 years old took part in the poll.
Our recent article on Sakuragicho will give you a better understanding of why Yokohama is such a nice area too.