Visiting local families in Hiroo 3 weeks in a row. Probably Tokyo’s Minato Ward has the highest density of babysitters in Japan.
Roppongi, Akasaka, Azabu, Hiroo, even Aoyama, Shirokane and Odaiba are all in Minato-Ward.
Over 70 embassies and consulates are situated in this area so you easily find many foreigners on the streets.
According to the official statistics by the Minato Ward Office, more than 20,000 foreigners (2019) are living in the ward compared to the ward’s total population approximately 257,000.
Also the Minato-ward is home to many well known companies including Google, Apple, Goldman Sachs, GE, Nike, etc.
Needless to say, this is one of the most international districts in the country and also one of the most wealthiest neighborhoods in Tokyo.