Anywhere from South Melbourne/St Kilda down to Brighton, thanks. Footy, cricket, tennis, theatre, food etc etc etc.
With a holiday home in Osaka.
Love the vibe - a tad more laid back than Tokyo, with friendlier people, but just as many attractions. I found Tokyo the most "western" of Japanese cities - people there are a bit colder and less friendly than anywhere else in Japan. Osaka is the ideal combination for me. Truth be known, if I lived full time in Japan it would be Fukuoka - small city, but big amenities and attractions. Great lifestyle.
Cool to hear. I've been living in Osaka for 13 years and love it, just never considered it a "holiday home" destination, haha. It's a pretty ugly city to look at, but highly liveable.
Off subject, but living in Cairns & having direct flights to Osaka, looking at doing a Xmas trip at the end of the year - what are the Xmas lights around Osaka like?
On subject, Cairns is a dream location for me, but I can handle the humidity after 6 years living in the Solomon Islands & 14 years in Darwin.
South Pacific, like PP mentioned about Fiji, is really nice, although I'd choose Vanuatu - but being more 3rd world than even SE Asia, would make it difficult to retire too, as hospitals & health facilities etc are very ordinary.