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Most Desirable Neighborhoods in the Kanto Area for 2023

Ever wondered where everyone else dreams of living? Let’s check the annual survey results of the leading real estate platform in Japan, SUUMO. This ranking is based on a survey conducted among 10,000 residents aged 20 to 49 in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, and Ibaraki prefectures. For the sixth consecutive year, "Yokohama" has secured the top spot, reaffirming its popularity among residents. Let's delve into the details of the top-ranked neighborhoods.

1. Yokohama (JR Keihin-Tohoku Line)

- Score: 1560

2. Kichijoji (JR Chuo Line)

- Score: 1108

3. Omiya (JR Keihin-Tohoku Line)

- Score: 1059

4. Ebisu (JR Yamanote Line)

- Score: 924

5. Shinjuku (JR Yamanote Line)

- Score: 789

6. Meguro (JR Yamanote Line)

- Score: 681

7. Ikebukuro (JR Yamanote Line)

- Score: 665

8. Kamakura (Enoshima Electric Railway Line)

- Score: 649

9. Shibuya (JR Yamanote Line)

- Score: 618

10. Tokyo (JR Yamanote Line)

- Score: 618

Noteworthy Trends:

- "Shinjuku" saw a significant increase in points compared to the previous year, reflecting a surge in popularity.

- Tokyo dominates the top ranks, with four out of the top five stations belonging to the capital city.

- "Kagurazaka," "Toyosu," "Koshigaya Lake Town," and "Omotesando" round up the top five.


The SUUMO 2023 ranking provides valuable insights into the preferences of residents in the Greater Tokyo Area. "Yokohama" continues to hold its reign as the most coveted neighborhood for the sixth year running, followed closely by "Kichijoji" and "Omiya." This year's results further underline the enduring appeal of Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Saitama as top choices for residents.


The survey targeted residents aged 20 to 49 in the Greater Tokyo Area, comprising Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, and Ibaraki prefectures. Participants were asked to rank their top three preferred neighborhoods. Points were allocated as follows: 1st place = 3 points, 2nd place = 2 points, and 3rd place = 1 point. Let's see how the results will change for 2024. Will Yokohama hold its place? Author K

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