Living in Okayama

Find useful info to make the most of your expat project and get in touch with expatriates

Join us

Make your expat project in Okayama successful

Okayama is nicknamed the "Land of the Sun" thanks to its breathtaking landscapes and lush nature. As a modern and industrial city, it is a top destination for expatriates seeking for revival. Indeed, it provides many professional opportunities to expats.

Rich in culture, its scenery changes every season, bringing in a mild temperature. Okayama is known to be one of the best cities for quality living.

Moving to Okayama

Find tips from professionals about moving to Okayama

Learn the local language

And get off to a great start in your new country. Selected for you by

Travel insurance in Okayama

Enjoy stress-free travel to Okayama


Find your dream job and stand out abroad. Your international career starts here.


Looking for a job in Okayama? Create your resume and get in touch with recruiters.

Post your ad for free

Any vacancy in Okayama?

Post your ad for free


Find your perfect home

Do you rent or sell housing?

Landlords, agencies, roommates: get your flat or house featured

Post your ad for free
Looking for accommodation?

Find your dream home in Okayama: post an ad and get in touch with landlords or real estate agencies.

Post your ad for free

The Japan guide

Latest articles

One of the world’s most contradictory and enigmatic countries, Japan is where the ancient and the modern not only meet, but they intertwine and blend into a truly unique concoction. Home to some of the latest scientific advances, multinational tech corporations and blossoming sakura gardens, “The Land of the Rising Sun” is a mystery any nomad would be lucky to explore.

Located on the west of the Honshu Island Hiroshima is one of the most famous cities in Japan. It is, unfortunately, most well-known as one of the two cities struck by an atomic bomb in 1945, and the city’s history is something that draws people to it. Its history, however, is not all that Hiroshima has to offer, and the city has many appealing aspects (including sports, famous food and suburb natural scenery) that make many expatriates want to live and work there.

As one of Japan's largest cities it is no surprise that Osaka has an equally large job market. Located in the Kansai region on the Honshu Island the city has many international/multinational companies, particularly in the education/ humanities fields but also in tourism, shipping and trade, retail and more. There are numerous job opportunities for expats in Osaka.

The economy of Kyoto is very strong and its main economic contribution comes from electronics. This is because the headquarters of top electrical companies like Nintendo, Omron and Nissen Electric are located in the city. Tourism, textile and automotive industries also make a significant contribution to the economy. Kyoto is also home to many educational institutions and thus education is another provider of the city’s economy. Finding a job in Kyoto should be fairly straightforward.

Though Japan has terrific public transportation services within the cities, once you hit the more rural areas it becomes a pain to get anywhere without a car and thus being able to drive is often a necessity. Driving in Japan may be quite a different experience from driving in your home country.

View all articles

Meet people

Bea Harada
Hoang Khanh Vy
Create an event and invite expats to join: party, concert, match, festival or casual gathering... it's up to you!
Create your event

Okayama bloggers

Disappointed Idealist

10 years ago

The DI is about what happens when 'expectation' and 'grim reality' fight to the satirical death in the climax of a crappy kung-fu movie.

Girl meets Japan

10 years ago

Blog about working in living in Okayama as well as all my travels.

Mojo and the travelling grasshopper

10 years ago

Just a Canadian skate punk lost in Japan

Share your expat experience in Okayama


Buy, sell and find all you need: deals, furniture, cars, household appliances and many more.

Post your ads for free
Recommended services

Try it, recommend it! Share your opinion and get in touch with professionals and services tested and approved by expats.

Yn fashion
Kurashiki, Okayama

Clothing stores

Save on your moving costs to Okayama

Get a free quote from a moving company in Okayama. Save time, save money, completely free service !

Expat health insurance Okayama

Free online quotations for expatriate medical insurance in Okayama