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Old 02-09-2017, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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I really want to like Japan more but China seems more exotic with more massive ancient temples alongs side massive mountain sides and red lights.

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seriously, does anywhere in Japan have anything like this?
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Old 02-09-2017, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Macao
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JAPAN by a long stretch. More cleaner, and they have a nice aesthetic touch to everything.

There are tons of beautiful places in China as well, but Japan takes things to another level.

Definitely, JAPAN.
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Old 02-09-2017, 06:17 AM
 
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Yellow Mountain, West Lake, Wuzhen Ancient Watertown, Lhasa, Forbidden City, Sanya, Gobi Desert ,Hukou fall (Yellow river), Sanxia (yangtze river), Himalayas you cant miss those
but you will take more than 1 year to visit them all in China
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:19 AM
 
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Yellow Mountain, West Lake, Wuzhen Ancient Watertown, Lhasa, Forbidden City, Sanya, Gobi Desert ,Hukou fall (Yellow river), Sanxia (yangtze river), Himalayas you cant miss those
but you will take more than 1 year to visit them all in China
But is it better than Japan?
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Old 02-09-2017, 12:39 PM
 
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But is it better than Japan?
Of course. You re talking about a continental sized country compares to an insular set if rocks. Sure both have nice places and the Japanese have a knack for making what they have look pretty, but the Chinese have so many things that you'll be overwhelmed by the sheer scale and the diversity. And no, china is not dirty. It's just huge and diverse.
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Old 02-09-2017, 04:27 PM
 
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Jiuzhaigou, in Sichuan Province of China. Popular tourist destination for Japanese too.





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Old 02-09-2017, 04:49 PM
 
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Jiuzhaigou, in Sichuan Province of China. Popular tourist destination for Japanese too.




So beautiful, I wish Japan could Improve their enviorment
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:19 PM
 
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So beautiful, I wish Japan could Improve their enviorment
Have you been to Japan?

It doesn't sound like you have. Tons of beautiful scenery, mountains, ocean, onsens, etc.

You make Japan sound like it's a third world country with poor emission standards with garbage everywhere. It's stunningly beautiful environment throughout Japan. Traveling anywhere in the country, is very aesthetically pleasing on the eyes, and a great peacefulness because of the scenery and because of the people.
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:23 AM
 
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So beautiful, I wish Japan could Improve their enviorment
Is this a joke?
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:37 AM
 
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Been to many cities in China and Japan, and Japan by a long shot!

China is much larger and definitely has more "scenes", but as others say here, Japan is much cleaner and adds an aesthetic touch to everything. I have lots of photos from both places, and while there are many nice photos from China, it is what goes on behind the lens that Japan wins hands down. Problem with China is there are just so many local tourists in all of those tourist spots. Way too many! Many places that look nice and natural on the photos are in fact so full of other tourists that one actually just squeezed in to take that photo, cropped the photos so one can't see the heads of the photo bombers, etc.

For example, we went to Kyoto from Osaka. While there are many people, the place is at least not filled to the brim. One lines up to take the train from Osaka and the bus to go around Kyoto, but at least there are many trains and buses, they are on time, and one is not pushed/shoved. When one needs to use the restroom in Japan, it is almost always clean, their public restrooms often have bidets and toilet paper is almost always available. You go around the shrines and temples, and while there are people, the decibel level is reasonable enough to have some peace and quiet in certain corners, and one can still occasionally even find a seat to rest and relax for a few minutes, breathe some clean air, watch the koi on the ponds swim, appreciate the beauty, simplicity and artistry of the Japanese garden.

West Lake in Hangzhou is indeed very beautiful also. But going there is far from a peaceful or tranquil experience. Shanghai Railway Station was full of people, and one has to push and shove just to get in. The high-speed railway is nice and no complaints when one is already inside the train. Going out of Hangzhou train station is also crazy with all the people. If one needs to use a restroom, good luck trying to find a clean one. We rode a boat on the West Lake, and the decibel level on those boats are just too high, similar when one goes to any restaurant there. Tour guides commenting on the many "views" with names, people talking with each other, and so many boats and visitors, one can also hear the noise from the other boats as well. When we had to go back to Shanghai, we had to walk to the train station! People don't queue to take taxis or buses, of course, we as first-time visitors to Hangzhou, traveling with one senior and two very young family members were left out of the race to catch a ride during rush hours!

It's not only Hangzhou that is like that. Similar experience in Guilin. You look at those hills on the side of the Lijiang. They are indeed beautiful. But there are so many boats and so many people, it almost felt like riding the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland. It hardly feels like one is appreciating the beauty of nature!
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