The largest port in Japan and home to the largest China Town is Yokohama, which has just been named the best place to live in Tokyo and its surrounding area, according to a survey by Suumo. The company which runs both an informative real estate magazine and a website are currently owned by Recruit Sumai co.
The second largest city in the country was voted to the top spot in the latest data compiled last month. According to the CEO of Suumo, the city of Yokohama is appealing for its strength in character, sophistication and high property values.
As a result of the new rankings, last year’s winner Kichijoji was pushed back to third place, while Ebisu continued to hold its second place standing.
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For the little-known good places to live leaderboard, Kitasenju was awarded top of the table, followed by Akabane. Saitama’s Wako area also made the list.
The annual survey is conducted across the prefectures 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.