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View Poll Results: Which city do you prefer?
Tokyo 68 66.67%
Seoul 34 33.33%
Voters: 102. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-08-2012, 11:04 PM
 
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Japanese culture is simply sexier than Korean culture. Karaoke, sushi, anime, samurai, Japanese cinema...all of these things resonate with Westerners. I don't think most Americans even associate anything in particular with Korea.

I'm sure Korea has awesome things (and I'm sure Seoul is fantastic), but I think you are right that Japan is just more familiar to the West in general.
I think the confucian aspects of Korean culture are some of the turn-offs to the West. Except for Gangnam Style!
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Seoul for Korean food, nightlife, and for being significantly cheaper.

Tokyo for everything else.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:03 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Should that happen Seoul would turn into a slum filled with poor people.
It depends on how unification would be implemented. They could have restricted border crossings and slowly integrate the two.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Macao
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It depends on how unification would be implemented. They could have restricted border crossings and slowly integrate the two.
Yep, that sounds like Hong Kong/Macau and it's relationship with mainland China.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Seoul for Korean food, nightlife, and for being significantly cheaper.

Tokyo for everything else.

My exact thoughts.

I wonder for all those voting, who has actually been to both?

If someone has been to one or neither, I am not sure how well they understand the differences.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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Been to both, and definitely Tokyo for me. Prefer the polite nature of the Japanese rather than the more aggressive and confrontational nature of the Koreans. It is just amazing how much help strangers are willing to extend in Tokyo! It costs too much though :-( Also, Incheon airport is much better than Narita, but I would prefer Tokyo over Seoul in almost all other aspects.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:54 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Visited both cities several times. I would say Tokyo over Seoul, for me. Yep, the polite nature of the Japanese is one of the things I prefer. Japanese sitting in rush hour traffic in Tokyo are usually calm and relaxed. Contrast that with a driver in Seoul, in rush hour, and you will know what I mean!
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:14 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Tokyo is great during the daytime, and Seoul is best at nighttime
This! This exactly!

Seoul is a city that feels like peak hour 24/7. Tokyo is nice, very clean and lots to do, but after 7pm it just diess out entirely, there's a peak rush between 5-7pm then all of a sudden nothing! It's quite weird, makes you wonder where everyone is?

In Seoul it's always bustling, crowded and busy everywhere all times of the day, and at night it's awesome.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Mount of Showing the Way
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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This! This exactly!

Seoul is a city that feels like peak hour 24/7. Tokyo is nice, very clean and lots to do, but after 7pm it just diess out entirely, there's a peak rush between 5-7pm then all of a sudden nothing! It's quite weird, makes you wonder where everyone is?

In Seoul it's always bustling, crowded and busy everywhere all times of the day, and at night it's awesome.
Even places like Shinjuku, Shibuya, Akihabara, Harijuku?
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