Top 20 most “desirable” places to live in the region has compiled lists of the top 20 most desirable areas to live in 2011 according to client inquiries (not numbers of people actually buying property and moving into the areas). Based on public transport hubs such as train stations, the area around Hiroshima Station, which is slowly being covered with shiny, and increasingly tall, new buildings, came out top of the Chugoku region rankings.

Here is the full list

  1. Hiroshima Station
  2. Tokaichi, Hiroshima
  3. Tenma River, Hiroshima
  4. Kurashiki, Okayama
  5. Takanobashi, Hiroshima
  6. Funairi, Hiroshima
  7. Kitanagase, Okayama
  8. Yokogawa, Hiroshima
  9. Fukuyama, Hiroshima
  10. Omoto, Okayama
  11. Izumo, Simane
  12. Chuden-mae, Hiroshima
  13. Takashima, Okayama
  14. Saijo, Hiroshima
  15. Nishigawara, Okayama
  16. Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi
  17. Imabari, Ehime
  18. Matsue, Shimane
  19. Nakasho, Okayama
  20. Honkawa, Hiroshima

Where is your top spot?

You can see lists for all the regions in Japanese here.

Via local Japanese news blog Tabetainjya.

Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of and loves running in the mountains.

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