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View Poll Results: Favorite city in Japan and why?
Tokyo 27 51.92%
Yokohama 1 1.92%
Osaka 2 3.85%
Nagoya 0 0%
Kyoto 8 15.38%
Nagoya 0 0%
Kobe 1 1.92%
Fukuoka 3 5.77%
Sapporo 2 3.85%
Chiba 0 0%
Hiroshima 2 3.85%
Nara 3 5.77%
Niigata 2 3.85%
Aomori 0 0%
Other (specify) 1 1.92%
Voters: 52. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-16-2011, 04:09 AM
 
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Nara is small, (it's in Okinawa), but has an interesting flavor and really good 'okinawa tacos'...kind of fusion food of mexican, american, with a japanese twist in preparation that is quite interesting. Plus you got a really nice beach right there, even if it is under a highway, it is still quite nice.
Oh, I know you mean Naha, it is in Okinawa.

Nara is famous for... deer, maybe

BTW, you know what does nara mean in Korean, don't you? It means country. There used to be many immigrants living in Nara, Japan

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Old 01-16-2011, 06:11 PM
 
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Oh, I know you mean Naha, it is in Okinawa.

Nara is famous for... deer, maybe

BTW, you know what does nara mean in Korean, don't you? It means country. There used to be many immigrants living in Nara, Japan
Ooops! I did mean NAHA!

That being said, I do like Nara as well! Interesting about the many immigrants in Nara in the past. Heard that Kansai in general has many ethnic Koreans as well!
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:23 AM
 
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Maebashi Shi. Simple city lots of greenery and canola =)
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:14 PM
 
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Kamakura is really wonderful.
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:24 AM
 
Location: West Jakarta + Tangerang
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I like Japan especially the city town or village which is full of cherry blossoms**
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:45 AM
 
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Only ranking the cities in the poll...

1.Tokyo
2.Osaka
3.Kyoto

4.Yokohama/Nagoya/Kobe
7.Fukuoka/Hiroshima
9.Niigata/Sapporo

11.Nara
12.Chiba
13.Aomori
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:37 PM
 
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Tokyo is a mega-city, so it has everything, and a wide variety of options for everything.
It's also pretty cool if you grew up in a small town.

But it's expensive, crowded, polluted, and it takes a long time to get from one place to another.

Now I live in Fukuoka, which has been rated the best city to raise a family in by Japanese tenkin families several times. Fukuoka also has everything, because it's considered "the capital of Kyushu". It just has less variety for each thing.

There's an international airport, US consulate, immigration offices, and other needs all within 30 minutes of downtown. I can take my daughter to the ocean, the mountains, the zoo, the science museum, the art museum, historic sites, an amusement park, obstacle courses, etc, and can get to any of those places within a half hour from downtown Fukuoka. It also hosts 2 of Japan's most famous matsuri!

When I lived in Tokyo, it took 1 to 2 hours to get to some of those places. (Actually more like 3 hours to get to the mountains or an ocean beach that's safe to swim at.)

It all boils down to your needs. I loved Tokyo when I was a young metalhead, because I could see live metal/punk bands 2-3 times a week. It's a great place for people into some kind of subculture. The larger population means there is also a larger population of people in each subculture.

But now that I'm a middle-aged mom who rarely goes to music events anymore (I can't afford it, and can't find a babysitter), I'd rather live somewhere cheaper, less crowded, with cleaner air, where it doesn't take me an hour or two to get someplace. Fukuoka has everything I need, and everything is within a half hour of downtown. (And living in downtown Fukuoka is much, much cheaper than living in downtown Tokyo!)
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:42 PM
 
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Fukuoka also has good schools. The tenkin families I've met here all love Fukuoka, and say it's better than other places they've lived in Japan.
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:43 PM
 
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Whichever one is the least "modern" in its physical environment and the most traditional and whichever one has the most historical sites and best cultural-artistic life.
I'd say Kyoto.
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:44 PM
 
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Japan has so many wonderful cities, of all sizes. Last year I toured all around Kyushu and really fell in love with Kumamoto...lovely awesome little city.
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