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Some of the safest cities in the world

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Japan is often considered one of the safest countries in the world. This is often attributed to its relatively low crime rate, the ability to be helped at the many koban (small police offices), and the sense of social responsibility to keep everyone as safe as possible. Like every country in the world Japan isn’t entirely safe all of the time, and can also be hit by other dangers such as natural disasters. But, on the whole, most foreigners feel safe in their daily lives, and even as a tourist destination.

Tokyo and Osaka are routinely ranked in the top 10 safest cities in the world. In 2019, Tokyo took out the number 1 spot, with Osaka close behind ranked number 3 according to The Economist. Safety is an important factor to consider when choosing a destination to study or live. Please read the following information about Tokyo and Osaka or sign up here for more personalised information about any city in Japan.


Tokyo is the capital of Japan, located on the cost of Honshu, in the Kanto region. With its huge population of over 13 million people, Tokyo is the most populated city in Japan. This high population can definitely be felt in Shinjuku Station – the busiest train station in the world, with around 3.5 million people passing through it every single day! Despite the large population, Tokyo still feels very safe, even at night. This safety in combination with other factors such as convenience, entertainment, study and work opportunities make Tokyo an understandably popular choice for studying or living. Would you like to visit Japan’s biggest city?


Osaka is a city in Japan’s west, very close to traditional and tourist hotspot Kyoto. Osaka has a population of almost 3 million people and is the third most populous city in Japan. Osaka is very famous for its comedians, food such as okonomiyaki and takoyaki, and its famous canals with colourful neon signs. Almost rivalling Tokyo in its size and safety, why not consider Osaka for study or work?

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