Living in Tokyo: A Comprehensive Guide for Expats

Living in Tokyo? Life as an expat can be a challenge no matter where you go, and Japan's capital metropolis is no exception. That's why we at PLAZA HOMES have built this comprehensive guide to help make living in Tokyo as easy and stress-free as possible.

From information on legal matters, to leisure events and helpful tips on everyday life, learn about different services that are critical to living in Japan as a long-term resident right here.

About Our Expat Guide for Living in Tokyo

As a Tokyo expat, you may find yourself lost in translation while navigating through your daily life. Fortunately, there are many resources and services available for English speakers-from essential living needs like medical care, child education, and legal advice to daily activities like English-speaking salons, gyms, and babysitters.

To help you on your journey from Tokyo foreigner to Tokyo local, we've made this comprehensive guide for living in Tokyo to provide you with the best information for maintaining a safe living environment and enjoying the many opportunities the Greater Tokyo Area and Japan have to offer.

Featured Information for Expats Living in Tokyo

Want to know which places expats prefer for living in Tokyo? In need of English-friendly specialty services? Browse our featured posts to assist you in your new life in Japan.

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Tokyo Expat Area Neighborhood & Residential Area Guide

Many expatriates of international companies and foreign diplomatic missions choose to live in central Tokyo, particularly in the areas around Minato-ku and Shibuya-ku.

We invite you to use our interactive map to learn more about Tokyo’s most popular residential areas for expats, from Central Tokyo to the outskirts of Yokohama.

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English-speaking Doctors & Hospitals Tokyo, Yokohama

Browse our list of recommended English-speaking doctors and hospitals located within the areas of Central Tokyo and Yokohama.

We strongly recommend becoming familiar with the location of your preferred medical provider near your home and workplace in the case of an unexpected emergency.

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