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Greater Los Angeles 18 58.06%
Greater Tokyo 13 41.94%
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Old 10-02-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Your land area (and I assume population) comparison is irrelevant because the OP is very obviously talking about metropolitan areas, not city proper. That said the actual urban area comparisons would be similar, so while LA is a typical example of sprawl, Tokyo indeed has the larger footprint.
That is metro. Tokyo Metro has 1.68 x more land area than LA Metro and Tokyo Metro has 2.46 x more population than LA Metro. Tokyo is larger, more populated, and more dense. Please do some research. You are talking about a city of 37 million vs a city of 15 million. They are not in the same league.
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Old 10-02-2017, 03:33 PM
 
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^ first all of, LA is 19 million. And population isn't relevant in this thread, i'm just comparing the amount of land spread out as far as the eye can see, seeming like endless sprawl. Most voted that LA feels more grand and fits this desciption more than Tokyo.
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Old 10-02-2017, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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^ first all of, LA is 19 million. And population isn't relevant in this thread, i'm just comparing the amount of land spread out as far as the eye can see, seeming like endless sprawl. Most voted that LA feels more grand and fits this desciption more than Tokyo.
Even with that population. Tokyo still has twice the population of LA, and more than one and half times the land area. I'm pretty sure that most of the people voting have never been to Tokyo. I have spent time in both cities. Tokyo is the biggest city in the world. There is nothing comparable to it in the US.
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:46 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Tokyo and its metro has a larger footprint of continuous development and most of it is substantially more densely developed than LA and its metro.

Here's something from wikipedia's page:

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Old 10-03-2017, 11:40 AM
 
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That is metro. Tokyo Metro has 1.68 x more land area than LA Metro and Tokyo Metro has 2.46 x more population than LA Metro. Tokyo is larger, more populated, and more dense. Please do some research. You are talking about a city of 37 million vs a city of 15 million. They are not in the same league.
Please do not insult me. You linked to a site that compared city proper vs. city proper so I could not assume you were talking about metros. I then clearly stated that the urban area comparisons would be similar to the city proper numbers (provided in the link).
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Old 10-03-2017, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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L.A., U.S west coast or any new area is tha sprawliest of them all...

Whoever says NYC or any place like that having lots of sprawl don’t know wtf they talking about and are real liars.
NYC metro is sprawlier than LA though???

MAPfrappe - Legacy Page
You can compare and ever measure you get NYC is sprawlier than LA.

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Tokyo- 3,300 37.9 million (Same as Tokyo metro area since that is calculated by cities not counties)
NYC- 4,585 21.4 million (Adds part of the CSA but cuts of low density parts of the MSA)
Los Angeles- 2,432 15.5 million (Cuts off extra fat due to large counties like Lancaster-Palmdale, Temecula Area, Coachella Valley and other regions)
So Tokyo is bigger than LA from comparing by map and by on paper numbers. If Tokyo uses the same sort of calculation as the U.S and counts prefectures like Counties then it's population goes from 37.9 to 42.6 which is a 4.7 million person increase which would make it way bigger than LA physically and adds areas of Tochigi, Ibaraki and Gunma that are connected through huge strips of density along rail lines to Tokyo but besides the crazy people making the two hour+ commute noone really considers it part of Tokyo but more like Santa Barbara or San Diego to LA.

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Old 10-04-2017, 03:54 AM
 
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It's a bit off topic, but I Wonder how Paris (metro, not just city) compares to Tokyo and LA, I know it is not as huge population -wise (although it woudn't surprise me if its population is not far from LA )and not as sprawling, but how big is the difference?
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Old 10-04-2017, 06:15 AM
 
Location: France
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^^ Here's a great thread about urban area sizes:
Urban Area Map Showcase - SkyscraperCity
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:38 PM
 
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I lived in LA (first) and Tokyo for many years. It took my mind a few years to adjust to how densely-built Tokyo is. LA is spaced out and suburban. Tokyo is structured more like New York, but incredibly more dense.
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:05 AM
 
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I hate that this forum locks your posts from editing.

Here's stylish photography of LA. It constantly focuses on the downtown buildings, because the rest of the metropolis flattens out and becomes more spacious and residential.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=LlXJ5pgI84g

Here's stylish photography of Tokyo. To keep yourself oriented, pay attention to the location of Tokyo Tower (not to be confused with Tokyo Skytree, which looks a little more like the Seattle Space Needle than the Eiffel Tower). There's more than one cluster of tall buildings in the metropolis.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rXtg5wZQhlU
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