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View Poll Results: Which feels bigger to you?
Tokyo 125 73.53%
New York 45 26.47%
Voters: 170. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-13-2019, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires and La Plata, ARG
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Also talking that New York offers more of a "sensory overload", when Tokyo must be the king city of sensory overload, as these walk videos show perfectly. Pure visual stimulation, it almost made me feel dizzy by just watching the video.
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Old Today, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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Tokyo is just a better city. It's amazing mass transit has linked the otherwise decentralized region extremely well. I'd argue it is even more 24/7 in parts because of 24/7 bars, clubs that go til 7a or later, etc. It's also built more to human scale and something about it is refreshing. It's also very 'different' compared to most cities in the world. Japanese culture also lends itself on being much more structural, which really helps facilitate its intense population, and dare I say it makes it easier to get around than in NYC. I absolutely love it there, though I do have to say that on average the architecture is ugly even though it is much more modern than NYC. Space I'm rather indifferent with since while things are bigger in NYC, they cost so much more.

NYC though pays more and working here doesn't kill the soul. It affords me the ability to travel to Tokyo 4 times a year, though realistically I can only do so twice because of vacation limitations haha. I just came back on January 7th from Tokyo and I miss it dearly.
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Old Today, 10:37 AM
 
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Tokyo can fit 3-4 NYC in it. Every district feels like NYC between people and things happening. Definitely feels bigger
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Old Today, 10:53 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Tokyo is just a better city. It's amazing mass transit has linked the otherwise decentralized region extremely well. I'd argue it is even more 24/7 in parts because of 24/7 bars, clubs that go til 7a or later, etc. It's also built more to human scale and something about it is refreshing. It's also very 'different' compared to most cities in the world. Japanese culture also lends itself on being much more structural, which really helps facilitate its intense population, and dare I say it makes it easier to get around than in NYC. I absolutely love it there, though I do have to say that on average the architecture is ugly even though it is much more modern than NYC. Space I'm rather indifferent with since while things are bigger in NYC, they cost so much more.

NYC though pays more and working here doesn't kill the soul. It affords me the ability to travel to Tokyo 4 times a year, though realistically I can only do so twice because of vacation limitations haha. I just came back on January 7th from Tokyo and I miss it dearly.
NYC can have that connection with combined through-running commuter rail operations!
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