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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 03-22-2008, 02:44 AM
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I would say Tokyo overall because it is a fun and exciting world class city with a variety of unique neighborhoods and plenty to do. I also like Yokohama as a close 2nd (and it literally is a close second city just outside the Tokyo city limits). Yokohama is a nice clean city with a beautiful skyline by the bay. Tokyo is like a big cluster of smaller cities that each have their own skylines.
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:30 PM
Location: Kauai, HI
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I LOVE Tokyo- there is so much to offer and you can never really get bored of it. I really didn't like Yokohama. I felt that it was overrated, and there wasn't much to do. I loved Kyoto (how could you not!?) and I also found Naha interesting in how Americanized it has become!
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:31 AM
Location: Seattle-area, where the sun don't shine
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I've only been to Tokyo so far, and I love it there, so I'd have to put that as my favorite. Hope to work there (preferably not as an English teacher) as soon as I graduate UW.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:17 AM
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tokyo is the most overated city in japan, go for kyoto.
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:35 AM
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(never been there though...)
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:14 AM
Location: Macao
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I've been to most of those cities. The thing about Japan is that they are ALL good.

I voted for Kobe...but actually, on that list, I also really like Yokohama, Osaka/Kobe/Kyoto, Fukuoka and Nara the most.

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.

Yokohama and Kobe remind me of each other. Both with the coastline and mountains.

Anyways, it's all good in Japan
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:17 AM
Location: Oxford, England
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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. Japan is one of the few places I have never visited and I would love to see the more rural side of it and more historical/traditional aspect of it. I was in Tokyo very, very briefly and hated it on sight. I am told Kyoto has some wonderful temples.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:19 PM
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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Other than my wife's hometown, I went for Hiroshima. The history and the people were very interesting and friendly. Kyoto is absolutely beautiful as is Nara. Tokyo has a lot going on but is very modern and crowded. My wife hates going there.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:44 PM
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I have never been to Japan, but if I had to pick, it would be Sapporo. Something about it in the winter is amazing from the pictures I have seen. The pictures of the mountains are rather nice.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:19 AM
Location: Milan - ITALY
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I love Tokyo!!!!
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