Pretty much all foreign citizens staying in Japan for long periods of time are required to have a residence card, which looks similar to a U.S. drivers license and should be on your person at all times. You can pick it up at city hall, and should do so within a week or so of arriving.
So, how much money do you need to live comfortably in Japan?
Living costs and expenses in Japan Depending on where, accommodation can be the biggest expense to have in Japan. In Tokyo, housing can cost a minimum of ¥35,000/month for a shared room in a share house, to around ¥60,000 for a single room in a shared house, to an average of ¥80,000 for a small single apartment.
Where do most foreigners live in Japan?
What is the safest city in Japan?
Without further adieu, here is a list of the safest cities in Japan.
- Number 8: Kyoto.
- Number 7: Okayama.
- Number 6: Kobe.
- Number 5: Sapporo.
- Number 4: Hiroshima.
- Number 3: Sendai.
- Number 2: Kawasaki.
- Our number one safest city in Japan is…… TOKYO!
Is living in Japan cheaper than America?
In comparison to America, the cost of living in Japan is much cheaper. For one, health insurance is much cheaper. It's about the same size as my apartment in Kagoshima was, and it costs $1,455 a month—and that's cheap for this kind of apartment in this area.