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Greater Los Angeles 44 59.46%
Greater Tokyo 30 40.54%
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:00 PM
 
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Atlanta definetly. Atlanta is probably the most sprawled city in the world and actually, in comparison to other U.S. cities, LA is actually quite dense.
Atlanta's not even top 5.
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:44 AM
 
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I live in the Los Angeles area and have been to Tokyo more than once, and found it ridiculously huge and crowded. Even if LA is actually more "sprawly" (which I'm not sure has been established), it is way, waaayy less dense and overwhelming than Tokyo.
Absolutely correct and i share your though. I was only once in Tokyo and twice in L.A. but have the same impression
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:05 AM
 
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I'm from LA and have been to Tokyo twice... Tokyo is WAY bigger and development is completely endless and dense.
Not only do they build out but they build UP and under (well, they build more under in Osaka too) Even Osaka is bigger and more contiguous development than LA.
I've not seen anything quite like how densely developed it is in Japan's biggest cities.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:42 AM
 
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LA seems more like your typical city with long, sprawling suburbia.

Tokyo seems consistently dense and most of the housing is built up without gardens/"backyards", people live in high-rises, while LA is either single- or two-storey quarter acre blocks outside of the city centre.

They do not seem similar, to put it simply.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:05 AM
 
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LA has been nicknamed the American Tokyo or the Tokyo of California because those two cities look exactly the same.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:08 AM
 
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LA has been nicknamed the American Tokyo or the Tokyo of California because those two cities look exactly the same.

???

Have you been to both?
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:33 AM
 
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???

Have you been to both?
Yes, lived in Tokyo for 3 years, and lived close to LA (San Diego) for 10.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:29 PM
 
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I'm from LA and have been to Tokyo twice... Tokyo is WAY bigger and development is completely endless and dense.
Not only do they build out but they build UP and under (well, they build more under in Osaka too) Even Osaka is bigger and more contiguous development than LA.
I've not seen anything quite like how densely developed it is in Japan's biggest cities.
Whole Japan is extremely dense, no doubt. But if you measure where the city areas stop (even if that is only for 50 miles), Osaka is in no way larger than L.A:. Actually L.A. is even a bit larger than Tokyo if you use the definition of continous built up area and only count the areas where more than 50% of the area is built up (that means no forests or lakes, seas or mountains).
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Old 05-21-2021, 06:26 PM
 
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I know this way old but one little problem with your comparison. Greater Tokyo has a population of almost 38 million but it is just one metropolis that is part of the Tokaido corridor, which is the megalopolis, which is Neary 1000 miles long and has a total population of 87 million.
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Old 05-21-2021, 10:40 PM
 
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Los Angeles except Downtown Other places are more suburban . If you say population density, I think it should be Shanghai California area 423970km² The total population is 39.78 million Japan area are 377962 km² Total population of Japan 125.809 million people Shanghai area 6340.5 km ² 24.8709 million permanent residents Zhejiang Province, south of Shanghai The total population is 64.5 million people Zhejiang Province Area 105500 km² Jiangsu Province, north of Shanghai Area of Jiangsu Province .107200 km² The total population is 84.748 million From Jiangsu to the north You can go to Shandong Province Shandong, the most populous province in North China The permanent resident population of Shandong Province is 100.7021 million The total area is 157900 km ² There are two super cities in Guangdong Shenzhen ranked 5th in Asia GDP The total population is 17.5601 million Guangzhou is the sixth city in Asia The total population of Guangzhou is 18.6766 million There are three big cities in Guangdong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong There are also several big cities around Shanghai Hangzhou Suzhou Nanjing Ningbo Wuxi Population of Hangzhou 11.936 million Suzhou 12.748 million Nanjing .9.31 million Wuxi 7.46 million Ningbo 9.4043 million people Some cities you may not have heard of 2021 the world's largest port in Ningbo If you do high speed railway in Shanghai It only takes one hour to go to Suzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Nanjing and Wuxi Because the theme is where is the world's largest urban agglomeration Los Angeles may be big in the United States, but it's not really big in China Mostly short houses Except for some old buildings, most of the new buildings are in big cities in eastern and southern China At least 30 meters Even in the suburbs
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