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View Poll Results: Shibuya or Causeway Bay?
Shibuya 16 84.21%
Causeway Bay 3 15.79%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-30-2018, 07:04 PM
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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I vastly prefer Shinjuku to Shibuya in Tokyo. The Izakayas in Shinjuku are more refined and generally tend to have a classier vibe. I love the hell out of the arcades there as well. Shinjuku also feels like a decent bit larger entertainment center and its sheer scope and varieties are unparalleled when compared to Tokyo's other nodes or pretty much nodes anywhere else on the planet, in my opinion. I spend a lot of my spare time at Omoide Yokocho in Shinjuku for a night out drinking and during the day time on my days off for lunch. I can speak Japanese pretty decently and read Japanese at a minimum of a novice level.

However, between the two actually being compared, I prefer Shibuya for sure over Causeway Bay. Causeway Bay is wonderful as well but it's no Shibuya, which is far more refined and top notch. I love both Hong Kong and Tokyo, all one needs to do is see the custom user title under my City-Data handle to get that impression, I make no secret of how I feel for both places. However, Shibuya is a do it all district and one of the finer entertainment centers on the planet. It may not be my top selection in its own city, not over Shinjuku it's not, but over pretty much any other entertainment district, I'd be inclined to take it. For me personally, show me something better and then I'll be a believer.
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Old 07-05-2018, 04:22 PM
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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Dogenzaka, Shibuya my friend. We don't just barhop, we ravehop, sometimes in the same building! Some of my friends run a lot of the events that happen in Shibuya, and even though my Japanese is mediocre at best, the times are rolling and the Tequilla is flowing.

Possibly the best place on this planet for me, except that working in Japan is the worst kind of terrible.
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Old 07-06-2018, 05:54 AM
Location: Macao
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Originally Posted by SEAandATL View Post
Which of the two entertainment/retail districts do you prefer?
I really like Causeway Bay, but for entertainment, it's WanChai or Lan Kwai Fung...or some other areas of Hong Kong. I much prefer HK nightlife - more accessable and runs much later. Tokyo has trains that stop at midnight, and it can feel quiet and boring suddenly.

But, in regards to HK vs Japan...I really like Japan. I just like the nature of the people and society and such...
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:22 AM
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Causeway Bay is for cinemas, karaoke, shopping and restaurants, the same things can also be found in most other districts of Hong Kong. Hong Kong has 18 districts and is over 1000 square km. Causeway Bay is not too interesting for HK Chinese and foreigners. Wan Chai and Lan Kwai Fong are more for the foreigners than HK Chinese, with most people in them being foreigners and mostly english spoken instead of chinese. Chinese people are generally less into bars and disco dancing. Chinese also don't drink as often and as much as westerners. Northeastern Chinese drink more among the Chinese maybe due to very cold climate there.

In Mongkok, Jordan, Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay, there are HK Chinese singing, drinking and till sunrise. Less shops are opened after midnight in other parts of HK.

Causeway Bay has the most expensive shop rent in the world. Shopping is still cheap compared with many other cities but restaurants are generally more expensive than other parts of HK.
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