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View Poll Results: You top pick? (multiple choice this time-- for those that like a few of the places)
New York 38 27.74%
London 38 27.74%
Hong Kong 29 21.17%
Tokyo 15 10.95%
Paris 17 12.41%
Voters: 137. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 01-10-2015, 05:53 AM
 
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Haven't been to London and New York. Out of the three it's Paris=Tokyo>Hong Kong to me. Westerners seem to be fascinated by Hong Kong but well...I guess it's reasonable that I wasn't particularly impressed.
Btw there's an exact same thread somewhere out there.
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:03 AM
 
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From the most WOW to the least one

Ive never been to Hong kong

so for me

1. tokyo (the most impressive)
2. nyc
3. paris
4. london (the least impressive)
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:35 AM
 
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For me:

1. London
2. Hong Kong
3. New York
4. Tokyo
5. Paris

All very close, but London has the best balance of everything overall. I don't think any of the five come close to summer in London. I also think Christmas in New York is very nice.

Individually, New York for street food, London for atmosphere, Paris for history, Hong Kong for feeling of density, Tokyo for infrastructure and organisation.

Last edited by Rozenn; 01-12-2015 at 12:06 PM.. Reason: Threads merged
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Old 01-10-2015, 10:28 AM
 
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this topic is being repeated many times in the forum.

Tokyo is a global city but obviously less international than the others mentioned.
Also western languages are not much used by most residents in Tokyo. It is also the least westernised city among the 5. All except Tokyo are very multicultural cities, people of all colors, residents or tourists, are easily seen in all except Tokyo. western languages are not the mother tongue of most people in Asian cities.
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:36 AM
 
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I would take Hong Kong off the list. It isn't quite up to the standards of the other four.

Of the remaining, Tokyo has the least to offer to visitors/tourists but is the biggest. Paris is probably the most beautiful, but falls a bit short in economic might. London is probably the most global, but doesn't have the density and vibrancy of a massive city. NYC is probably the most "center of the world" feeling, but has less history than the others.

If I have to pick one, I guess I would go with NYC or Paris. I have been to all, BTW.
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:44 AM
 
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Paris - The culture capital of the world
New York - The economic capital of the world
Tokyo - Technological capital of the world
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:45 AM
 
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Of the remaining, Tokyo has the least to offer to visitors/tourists but is the biggest.
Really? I think Tokyo has a lot to offer for tourists. And it's basically the food capital of the world.
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:47 AM
 
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Really? I think Tokyo has a lot to offer for tourists.
Really? Like what?

I can't think of anything in Tokyo that is iconic to the level of Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, Big Ben, etc. NYC, Paris and London (and Rome, for that matter) each probably have around 20-30 places that are more iconic than anything in Tokyo.

Tokyo is a fascinating city in many respects but not really a conventional "bucket list" type destination.
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:57 AM
 
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Really? Like what?

I can't think of anything in Tokyo that is iconic to the level of Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, Big Ben, etc. NYC, Paris and London (and Rome, for that matter) each probably have around 20-30 places that are more iconic than anything in Tokyo.

Tokyo is a fascinating city in many respects but not really a conventional "bucket list" type destination.
Well, Mount Fuji is about two hours away from Tokyo, I think it's worth going there if you're in Tokyo as the other three cities in discussion have no iconic mountain nearby.
I'm not talking about hiking, but perhaps stay in a hot spring hotel and just enjoy the view?
And maybe perhaps Senso-ji? Tokyo Tower? Tokyo Skytree? Tokyo Imperial Palace? Meiji Shrine?

Btw I guess the reason why Tokyo doesn't have iconic rockstars like Tour Eiffel, Big Ben, Empire State Building etc. is that there aren't that many people visiting Japan. For some reason Japan has never been a great power in terms of tourism, especially to Westerners. Even though Japan is perhaps the most prominent and reputable country in Asia, Europeans and Americans seem to rather visit Thailand instead.
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Old 01-10-2015, 12:59 PM
 
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1) London
2) Tokyo
3) Paris
4) NYC

Not visited HK
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