The Best Places To Live In Tokyo

Tokyo is a great city, but an expensive one. So this list of the best neighbourhoods in Tokyo caught our attention.

RENOSY which is an online real estate platform released this list based on data collected between January to December 2021 using feedback from customers with an annual salary over 10,000,000 JPY (approx. 82,000 USD). 

This year Akasaka tops the list as people’s favorite location for living. It is also 3 places higher compared to the previous research.

With easy access to other major business areas such as Roppongi, Toranomon, Otemachi by car or train, Akasaka is the top 1 area most favorable among businesspeople. The area is full of business facilities and organizations including US and other foreign embassies, TV stations, IT companies, financial organizations, advertising companies and companies or organizations with high skilled white-collar specialists gathered such as lawyers, pharmacists etc. 

The list continues with “Mita” at the second place and “Roppongi” at the third in which Minato-Ku takes the top 3. Besides these three, “Nishi-Azabu” ranked as No.10 this time is also located in Minato-Ku. With 4 locations taken over the list, Minato-Ku has shown its unbeatable popularity among businesspeople. We could also see this tendency from another research done by Tokyo Shoko Research (TSR): Areas with the most CEO population reside 2021 (#3). “Akasaka ” also tops the list in this research for 2 years in a row. The population with an identity as a CEO is 13.8% in Akasaka. In other words, 1 out of every 7 people on the street of Akasaka works as a CEO of a company.

Other locations that also drew attention, for example, “Kachidoki (Chuo-Ku)” a location that is popular among DINKs and couples with annual salaries over 10,000,000 JPY ranked as No.4 this time. “Kami Osaki (Shinagawa-Ku)” also is 8 ranks higher compared to the previous year. “Ebisu (Shibuya-Ku)” which moves up 13 places higher is in the top 10 list and ends as 9th this time.