According to a survey taken in 2012 of Japanese visitors to Kyoto, 50.4% of respondents said they "definitely would like to live in Kyoto."
This is a 15.6% increase on the previous year.
In contrast, 32.3% replied that they would recommend visiting Kyoto to a close friend. That is a 10% decline on the 42.8% of the previous year.
In addition to the city's size, good public transportation, rivers, mountains, temples, and history, another reason for the spike in popularity of living in Kyoto is thought to be its distance from Fukushima and the nuclear fallout.
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