8 reasons to live in Tokyo

8 Reasons Why to live in Tokyo

Tokyo is a great city with so much going on. In this post, we will talk about 8 reasons why to live in Tokyo.

Tokyo is never boring

There are so many things you can do in Tokyo. You can visit museums. Or you can go to one of the many themed cafes. Or you can enjoy the greenery at one of the parks. It will take years if not decades to explore everything Tokyo has to offer.

Tokyo has a fascinating history

Tokyo might only look like a modern concrete jungle. In reality, it is an old city with a long history and rich culture. There are many historical neighborhoods from different eras. And almost every week there are various festivals happening. Even you yourself can participate in different workshops featuring Japanese culture: trying on kimonos, tea ceremonies, making bonsai, etc.

Tokyo has the best food scene in the world

Many know that Tokyo is the capital of Michlen-starred restaurants. Though, even if you don’t want to spend a fortune on one meal, you can still enjoy delicious and high-quality food. You can get a lunch box for as cheap as 500 yen, and it will be fresh and nutritious. Also, there are many unique dishes in Japanese cuisine besides sushi. You will be always able to try something new.

Tokyo is relatively cheap

Although Tokyo has many attractions, you won’t need to break the bank to enjoy them. Of course, there is no limit to how much you can spend here. But if you choose to be moderate with your expenses, you can totally do it. Local food, restaurants, and some of the attractions are not as expensive as some people might think.

Tokyo is safe

Every year Tokyo is ranked high on the world safety rankings. Even if you are a young woman, you can still feel very safe in Tokyo and live or travel here alone. The city is also safe for kids, who go to school by themselves starting from a very young age.

Tokyo is clean

Despite the huge number of people everywhere and the almost complete lack of trash cans, Tokyo can be considered a clean city. Almost no one will leave their garbage on the streets. Plus you can wear white pants and sit anywhere without being worried about getting dirty. People never sit with their shoes on benches or other sitting spots unlike in many other countries.

Tokyo has the world’s best transportation system

If you do not own a car or don’t want to drive a car, Tokyo is the place for you. Transportation here is amazing, almost always on time, and can bring you to any part of the city. Some will say it is complicated. However, if you take a minute and read the signs (all in English as well), you will understand that it is pretty easy, even intuitive.

Tokyo has lots of nature

Another misconception about Tokyo is that it has only skyscrapers and trains. However, in reality, there are many parks, even in central Tokyo. Moreover, Tokyo is close to the sea and beaches as well. Hiking routes are available, animal farms can be found, and so much more.

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