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Numazu, Japan

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 09, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Numazu, Japan: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Numazu?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Numazu, they said:

"Numazu is a city located in the eastern part of the Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, known for its beautiful views of Mount Fuji and Suruga Bay. Before moving to Numazu, expats should know that the primary language spoken is Japanese, so learning basic Japanese phrases and etiquette would be beneficial. The cost of living in Numazu is relatively lower compared to Tokyo or Osaka, but it's still important to budget accordingly. Numazu has a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters, so pack your clothes accordingly. The city is famous for its seafood, especially its sushi and sashimi, due to its proximity to one of Japan's richest fishing areas. Public transportation in Numazu is reliable and efficient, with a network of trains and buses connecting the city to other parts of Japan. Numazu is a safe city with a low crime rate, but it's still important to take standard precautions to protect your personal safety and belongings. Healthcare in Japan is of a high standard, and there are several hospitals and clinics in Numazu, but it's recommended to have health insurance to cover any medical costs. The city has a mix of modern and traditional Japanese architecture, with many temples, shrines, and historical buildings scattered throughout the city. Numazu is also home to several parks and natural attractions, including the Numazu Imperial Villa Memorial Park and the Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium. The city has a number of international schools, making it a suitable place for expats with children. Finally, Numazu is located in a region prone to earthquakes, so it's important to familiarize yourself with earthquake safety measures," wrote a member in Numazu.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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