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Old 03-01-2013, 08:43 PM
 
Location: The Big O
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Tokyo is more futuristic, as exciting, and definitely safer to walk around at night. On the other hand, NY is more grand with its old architecture. I really like Tokyo and I really like Shanghai, both of which are very impressive cities. Without putting much thought into it, my first thought is that Shanghai is more comparable to New York. (as someone else has mentioned)
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:44 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Shinjuku is the Tokyo version of Manhattan.
Shinjuku seems like both Midtown and Downtown Manhattan.

I wonder what the Tokyo 'equivalents would be to:

Midtown Manhattan

Downtown Manhattan

Lower East Side

Chelsea/Soho

Greenwich Village

East Village

Upper East Side

Upper West Side

Harlem

The Bronx

Brooklyn

Queens

Statten Island

Central Park
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo is Tokyo and New York is New York.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:08 AM
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Location: Malaysia & Singapore
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I'd say Hong Kong is more comparable to New York (or Manhattan specifically) in terms of architecture and density of skyscrapers. HK is also known as Manhattan of the East, and it's definitely more cosmopolitan than either Tokyo or Shanghai.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:55 AM
 
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Tokyo is Tokyo and New York is New York.
Have been to both, and pretty much this.

Tokyo does not have very impressive skyscrapers due to earthquakes. Hong Kong and Shanghai have more impressive skyscrapers. Shanghai even has a similar looking Apple store as the one on 5th Avenue in New York.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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In Shanghai, many residential buildings are in European styles, so it may be similar to NYC in this regard.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Shinjuku seems like both Midtown and Downtown Manhattan.

I wonder what the Tokyo 'equivalents would be to:

Midtown Manhattan

Downtown Manhattan

Lower East Side

Chelsea/Soho

Greenwich Village

East Village

Upper East Side

Upper West Side

Harlem

The Bronx

Brooklyn

Queens

Statten Island

Central Park

I do not know the enough of Tokyo or NYC (not been to all parts) to answer all of these but:

Ginza=Soho (Only been to Manhattan and Soho in NYC)
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:51 PM
 
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Tokyo is Tokyo and New York is New York.

Amen and Shinjuku is eternal.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:03 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I do not know the enough of Tokyo or NYC (not been to all parts) to answer all of these but:

Ginza=Soho (Only been to Manhattan and Soho in NYC)
Soho is in Manhattan.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:47 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I've never been to Tokyo personally but am very interested in visiting. I was wondering if anyone who has been there thinks it is comparable to Manhattan in the general ambience. I know there are obviously cultural differences; I'm just wondering if people think it's similar in a broad sense.
Tokyo strikes me as SO. MUCH. MORE. CROWDED! People living in little cubicles--I guess that's the future of NYC and San Francisco, too, the way things are going. But the trains in and out of Tokyo are stifling if you're on them anywhere near commute hour. I very nearly got sick on one, because I couldn't breathe.

Tokyo: ugh.
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