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View Poll Results: Which feels bigger to you?
Tokyo 121 72.89%
New York 45 27.11%
Voters: 166. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-18-2017, 06:04 PM
 
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Tokyo by a long shot, I cant believe anyone voted for nyc.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:54 PM
 
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NYC is apparently the largest city by land area, significantly larger than Tokyo. As for which feels larger, that’s a subjective question.
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Old 03-09-2018, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Without getting into the differentiation of the terminology used in the thread title, as that opens the discussion to more vague debate, I'll simply address pure size and an overwhelming feeling (due to the population and/or size). In contrast, "impressive" is subjective, people can literally say anything because it is possible that literally anything can have the ability to impress them -- so I wont even touch that one.

That being said, Tokyo by so ridiculously far.

You'd have to be an idiot and/or braindead to actually have been to both and think this is going in New York's favor. I have been to New York multiple times, to every borough of the city except Brooklyn, as I used to live in the United States in the past and have just started settling into a move to Tokyo. Just there being a thread for this is outlandish.
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:58 PM
 
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Tokyo is very densely built and populated and incredibly overwhelming at first (until you start to understand how the city is built and notice structural patterns). Living in Brooklyn and traveling to Manhattan regularly didn't prepare myself for Tokyo.
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires and La Plata, ARG
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In the eyes of us, people of the western world, Tokyo looks even more overwhelming and shocking.
Just watch this at 3:35. Its almost scary


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qGiXY1SB68

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Old 03-13-2018, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Along with most of the recent posts, I agree this question goes easily to Tokyo. And I far prefer NYC to Tokyo...but come on. In terms of sheer size, vastness, density...come on.
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:06 PM
 
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Tokyo > anything in the west.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:23 PM
 
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But does anywhere in Tokyo have the canyon feel of New York?
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:43 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Facts Kill Rhetoric View Post
Without getting into the differentiation of the terminology used in the thread title, as that opens the discussion to more vague debate, I'll simply address pure size and an overwhelming feeling (due to the population and/or size). In contrast, "impressive" is subjective, people can literally say anything because it is possible that literally anything can have the ability to impress them -- so I wont even touch that one.

That being said, Tokyo by so ridiculously far.

You'd have to be an idiot and/or braindead to actually have been to both and think this is going in New York's favor. I have been to New York multiple times, to every borough of the city except Brooklyn, as I used to live in the United States in the past and have just started settling into a move to Tokyo. Just there being a thread for this is outlandish.
Does anywhere in Tokyo have the canyon feel of New York?
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:53 PM
 
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There are a couple neighborhoods in Tokyo with a lot of lights, and a pinball arcade feel (Shinjuku) that honestly feel like a trip, but honestly that's a small percentage of Tokyo. Most of Tokyo isn't special at all.

And his buildings point is spot on, there is no area of Tokyo where you will get the cluster of high rises of Manhattan (which is what I'm guessing he means by 'visually stunning'). Most of Tokyo is really at Brooklyn structural density if that helps. A lot of mid rises, throughout the city.

The thing is, it's Brooklyn density that stretches for a LA footprint.
...dear lord...
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