The best places to live in Japan

The best places to live in Japan

Mutantfrog Travelogue asks the question: Where are the best places to live outside of Tokyo?
best places to live in Japan
Biei in Hokkaido is famous for its rainbow-colored fields in summer, but the winter months surely bring a brutal cold.

In a January 11 post, Japan-based blog Mutantfrog Travelogue asked the question: What are the ten best places to live in Japan outside of Tokyo?

For one of the site's authors, Curzon, a summer home in one of the following cities would be perfect: Biei in Hokkaido, Kagoshima in Kyushu, the island of Tsushima, anywhere on the Izu peninsula, Kawagoe near Tokyo, Rebun island north of Hokkaido, Karuizawa in Nagano, Yokohama, Wakayama and Fukuoka. Needless to say, some of these places are more practical than others.

Mutantfrog's commenters share their own ideas, with heavy dissent from those who have actually lived in Kawagoe. The entire town apparently does not share the old-timey Oedo architecture and charm of the historical district.

We at CNNGo Tokyo are partial to Tokyo, of course, but we want to know, where do you think are the best places to live in Japan?

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