As one would expect, Tokyo’s expat community is thriving. Tourists aside, you can find working professionals, students, and families from all walks of life.
The high influx of expats could be attributed to the growing number of multinational corporations and educational institutions in the prefecture. Some key landmarks in this area include but are not limited to The University of Tokyo, Waseda University, Shinjuku Mitsui Building, Shinagawa Aquarium, Aki River, Mt Takao, and Shinjuku Sumitomo Building.
The bulk of expats live in areas like Minato-ku, Shinagawa-ku, Hachioji, and Koto-ku. You can find apartments for foreigners in these areas around Tokyo prefecture such as Village House Shibaura Tower, Village House Shinagawayashio Tower, Village House Kobiki, and Village House Shiomi Tower.
Don’t speak Japanese fluently? You might find that Tokyo has more English-speaking inhabitants than other smaller cities in Japan. Getting around here would not be an issue if you are not fluent in the Japanese language.
All train stations, big and small, in Tokyo like Tachikawa station and Fussa Station should have signs and directions in English as well.