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Old 10-22-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
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Hi,

I was wondering if somebody had input on the best ward to live in for a young professional in their early 20's? I'm just trying to emmerse myself in the culture and really experience the fun of Tokyo.

Thanks!
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Well I can't remember everything...
But Shinjukuis the place to be...
akihabara is also pretty cool
Ginza is cool..
Ueno...
I know there is one part of town where the young people are at, I know the JR line station is called "tokyo" but I forget the district...Shinjuku is the place to go though...

when you go there use the JR line...its a lil confusing at first but you get the hang of it...Tokyo is alot of fun, even to just prance around doing nothing but eating at the hole-in-the-wall restaurants and window shopping at the various electronic and department stores..
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Seattle-area, where the sun don't shine
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Shibuya is a great place for young people, but Akihabara is my favorite place in all of Tokyo, but I'm the kind of person who would like it.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:49 PM
 
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-Shinjuku is the business district with many skyscrapers, and many nice restaraunts and bars/pubs
-Roppongi is the nightlife/party district
-Shibuya is a trendy area with the famous big screen TV's (Tokyo's Times Square), also has a lot of bars and shopping
-Harajuku is a trendy shopping area and has a lot of girls, and on Sunday's many of them dress in the lolita costumes
-Chiyoda is where Tokyo Station and Imperial Palace are located, also a commercial district
-Ginza is the upscale shopping district
-Akihabara is known for electronics and anime culture
-Ikebukuro is another shopping and business district

Any one of those places are nice. I think the Roppongi, Minato area might be the most expensive for renting.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Milan, Italy
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for living i suggest Shiba, near Hamamatsucho station. I was there when i was in tokyo and it's a nice part of Tokyo. Unusually quiet for Tokyo.
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:06 AM
 
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any city in tokyo is good... they all have shopping, they all have parks, they all have fun places to go and do

tokyos just great
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:51 AM
 
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Shinagawa is not a bad ward to live either. Its cost of living is relatively low compared to the more central wards, and it is in a convenient location between central Tokyo and Yokohama. I knew a few people in that area who rented a studio apartment (or whatever they call it in Japan, I think it is LDK), and the rent was about 75,000 yen/month.
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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The best place in Tokyo is the International Airport.
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Old 02-15-2010, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Milan - ITALY
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I have been to Japan and wow...Tokyo is amazing!!!!
Akihabara is a wonderful place!
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:31 AM
 
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ummm it is cool, but explain
and personally, i think theres too many chinese and korean people at narita
That poster actually did not specify whether it was Narita or Haneda. I'm assuming its Narita (which actually isn't in Tokyo but in Chiba), and I think that the poster implied that he/she did not like Tokyo so the best thing to do was fly out of it.
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