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View Poll Results: What US city is the most like Tokyo?
New York City 29 61.70%
Los Angeles 9 19.15%
San Francisco 9 19.15%
Seattle 9 19.15%
Chicago 1 2.13%
Detroit 1 2.13%
Dallas 0 0%
Houston 0 0%
San Diego 0 0%
Atlanta 3 6.38%
Miami 0 0%
Denver 0 0%
DC 0 0%
Other (please mention) 4 8.51%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-18-2018, 12:18 PM
 
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So what US city looks and feels like Tokyo? Doesn't necessarily have to have a large Japanese/Asian population but as far as the climate, architecture, layout, moderness, efficiency, and polite/respectful people.
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Tokyo is built on a plain surrounded by mountains so LA is similar in that respect. The density of Tokyo is only comparable to NYC but even then NYC doesn't consistently have 30,000 ppsm or even 20,000 ppsm outside of the city boundaries although Manhattan's hyper density makes up for it.
I also heard that Bay Area has the highest weighted density, but NIMBY-ism like in most American cities kills any area that isn't poor from getting denser, so America will likely never have a Metropolitan area as dense as Tokyo.
I know these aren't in the U.S but consistent density Mexico City and Toronto to a lesser extent are much closer than most U.S cities.
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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None. Next.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:48 AM
 
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None, If you want Tokyo then move to Tokyo.
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Old 02-19-2018, 02:35 PM
 
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None, If you want Tokyo then move to Tokyo.
I lived there for 3 years and always wish I could move back. Unfortunately it's not easy for a non-Japanese citizen to live and work there. I was in the Navy and stationed over there so it was a lot easier under those circumstances. For American cities I feel the happiest in Atlanta. Even though it's not realistically comparable to Tokyo and in fact in many ways the exact opposite, I can still live the similar lifestyle. Other cities may have one or two similarities to Tokyo, but are still not the same. Even New York feels different, despite the similar size and population, train system, and areas like Times Square. Los Angeles kind of looks like Tokyo in a Blade Runner-esque sort of way, but it might be more because of the large Asian population. San Francisco also kind of looks similar as shown in Big Hero 6, because of the technology. Still, I have no desire to live in California again. I couldn't afford it even if I wanted to.
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Old 02-20-2018, 06:00 AM
 
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I lived there for 3 years and always wish I could move back. Unfortunately it's not easy for a non-Japanese citizen to live and work there. I was in the Navy and stationed over there so it was a lot easier under those circumstances. For American cities I feel the happiest in Atlanta. Even though it's not realistically comparable to Tokyo and in fact in many ways the exact opposite, I can still live the similar lifestyle. Other cities may have one or two similarities to Tokyo, but are still not the same. Even New York feels different, despite the similar size and population, train system, and areas like Times Square. Los Angeles kind of looks like Tokyo in a Blade Runner-esque sort of way, but it might be more because of the large Asian population. San Francisco also kind of looks similar as shown in Big Hero 6, because of the technology. Still, I have no desire to live in California again. I couldn't afford it even if I wanted to.
I was in Tokyo for one hour on the way home form Viet Nam look nice for what I see of it.

Know what you are saying about California, I was born and raised there when I retired I couldn't get out of there quick enough.
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:19 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Nyc.
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Old 02-23-2018, 05:26 PM
 
Location: orl2bos2upstateny
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Seattle looks more like Tokyo. Ranier reminds me of Fuji, and the Space Needle hehe.
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Old 02-24-2018, 01:51 PM
 
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Weather-wise, it is most similar to Washington, D.C.
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Old 02-24-2018, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Paris, Īle-de-France, France / Terre Haute, IN
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Weather-wise, it is most similar to Washington, D.C.
Have you looked up climate charts? Atlanta is almost the twin city climate-wise but Tokyo having a seasonal lag until summer.
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