Tokyo residents prefer relocation for slow-paced life

Around 10,000 Tokyoites are relocating to the countryside and the trend is growing.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

People walk on a street at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district, Japan, February 12, 2017.

The Japanese capital Tokyo is a vibrant metropolis and one of the most expensive cities in the world.

But overpopulation is causing many problems in Tokyo such as traffic jams and pollution.

And for many Tokyoites, it's making life in the metropolis unbearable and is pushing more and more of them to relocate to quiet mountain valleys and fishing villages.

TRT World’s Mayu Yoshida reports on why the trend of ditching urban life is growing.