6-Bests:Living Standard

Living Environment

The city where 110,000 foreigners living pleasantly

Hyogo-Kobe is proud of its history playing a leading role in the internationalization of Japan. Since the opening of the Port of Kobe, it has come to provide a comfortable living environment thanks to housing that meets the needs of foreign residents, international schools offering top-level education, hospitals and lifestyle consultation desks providing support in multiple languages, and various religious facilities. Some 110,000 residents from overseas live in Hyogo Prefecture, which has the 7th largest foreign population in the nation. In Hyogo-Kobe, urban capacity and abundant nature coexist, creating a living environment that bests that of Tokyo or Osaka. Thanks to its cozy residential areas, shorter commuting times, beautiful nature, and well-equipped public facilities, Hyogo-Kobe’s living environment has consistently come out on top in surveys of quality of life in Japanese cities.