Ealing’s Japanese community
- May 12, 2017
Visitors from Japan can enjoy a particularly warm welcome in the London Borough of Ealing, as the area has a vibrant and long-standing community of expats who have made it their home.
London has been a popular destination for Japanese migrants since the 1860s. When the car industry brought many more Japanese people and their families to settle in Britain, Ealing became even more of a popular place to settle, as it offered specialist schools for the newly established Japanese community. This means that Ealing has proved particularly attractive to those with manager level jobs, according to the Economist magazine.
The area now offers schools, shops and supermarkets to make Japanese visitors and residents feel even more at home in Ealing, a London borough that combines the best of both suburb and city living.
The Japanese community moving into the area have also created everything from specialist estate agents to manga book shops. Most Ealing based residents commute to jobs in banks, stockbrokers and trading houses in London’s business and financial hub.
By basing yourself in an Ealing hotel, you will be within easy access of many events and activities listed on London’s specialist website for Japanese visitors and residents https://www.japaneselondon.com/. For solo travellers from Japan, there are places to go to meet people to hold discussions in both English and Japanese, and even a Japanese cookery school listed on that website.
Staying in an Ealing bed and breakfast hotel, you may also want to take in a mixture of culture, including seeing how Japanese arts are presented in the UK. The Japan Foundation London provides information about the international cultural exchange, so offers plenty of ideas.
The way that Japanese nationals who live in Ealing have integrated so well in British life, business and culture is due in no small part to the work of the Japan Society. This independent organisation based in the UK works to further enhance the British-Japanese relationship, including “promoting deep and lasting understanding between our two countries.”
Japanese visitors seeking affordable hotels in Ealing would receive a particularly warm welcome at Hotel 55. Staff there can guide you to places of particular interest and the hotel’s Momo restaurant offers Japanese style dining and dishes prepared from high-quality, fresh ingredients.