Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

monsoon

Tokyo

Recommended Posts


Wow!! I have to visit Tokyo some day. Those photos are just mind boggling. The skyscrapers go on forever!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NYC looks like a piss ant compared to Tokyo :lol:

Awesome pictures! Some VERY clear night shots, very nice!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What can I say, the photos speak for themselves. What do you think? Is this the future? I say this makes NYC look like a small town.

Please. You're delusional. ;)

Shanghai...Taipei...Hong Kong...Seoul...Dubai and heck, even Frankfurt, gives Tokyo a run for it's money. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can't see the pics, red Xs.

monsoon - I think New England Native means that as a financial and economic centre Frankfurt has prominence in the category of Tokyo's (though personally I disagree). Also I've heard people say that Frankfurt + the Ruhr-Rhein area should be considered a single metro and would give 9+ million people - not sure where I can find it as a stat though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^ I can see the pics now.

Amazing density over a large area as always with Tokyo! There's also more colour in the night skyline than any other city in the world perhaps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is definitely true. I was just glancing at the thread again and I seem to have missed something in the first picture. Is that Tokyo in the background highrises also or is another city?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

actually, there are different numbers and facts and if you count way outside the city sure you'll get this much, and no Tokyo metro

31 million New York City 30million and these facts are counting way over both metros and as high as any facts about both cities, that I know, and after we bombed Tokyo in WW2 Tokyo got a chance to modernized there city, if NYC got a chance to they would have modernized, probably. but still that is beatiful but Tokyo doesn't have many tall buildings, they do but I mean not like world record or anything. Even Los Angeles has taller buildings then Tokyo, Library Tower, 85 stories and it is the tallest building built in a seismic area, it can withstand a 8.3 magnitude earthquake, sorry but I got a new book on skyscrapers and I'm learning cool stuff and can't keep it to myself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you count the 23 wards that make up inner Tokyo, you get around 8 million. If you count Tokyo "prefecture" you get 11-13 million, and then if you count the Tokyo-Yokohama area, with Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama Prefectures, you'll get the 30+ million number.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you count the 23 wards that make up inner Tokyo, you get around 8 million. If you count Tokyo "prefecture" you get 11-13 million, and then if you count the Tokyo-Yokohama area, with Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama Prefectures, you'll get the 30+ million number.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

If you counted it in terms of density and compared similar areas. Then you you have NYC's 5 bouroughs compared to the Tokyo-Yokohama area, Chiba and Saitama. Roughly 7M to 30M. Once you leave inner NYC, there are big wide open spaces that simply don't exist in the Tokyo area.

In addition, the rail system in Tokyo is of the heavy rail type (more advanced) similar to that of the NYC Subway system except the lines stretch 60 miles or more. Imagine getting on the subway in lower manhatten and riding it to Poughkeepsie in the Mid-Hudson valley. Tokyo has the development to support this. NYC obvioulsly doesn't.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

True, But NYC has the most subway stations in the world. Tokyo is more advanced with there bullet train.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

That is because Tokyo has multiple transit systems as opposed to just one subway system in NYC. If you counted ALL stops in Tokyo, it would far exceed anything in NYC. In Tokyo there are 3 municipal subway systems, JR surface rail (though also travels underground) numerous private subways and trains. There are suspended trains, monorails, trams, people movers, the Tokyo Teleport, it is endless. NYC simply does not compare.

Tokyo Transit Map

rosen%20tokyo.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The key difference is that Japan is a country with extremely limited space, and here in America, space is considered limitless. The Japanese have the mindset to build up becuase there isn't any other option. I read somewhere that the vast majority of Japanese do not own a home.

I don't think anyone can argue against the density of Tokyo:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

but I still haven't viseted any of those cities, there both awesome, I think tokyo has way less crime because there taught to do all that stuff when there young what was that word again, oh yea be peaceful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree. If you ever get the chance to go there, NYC and London are fantastic. I hope to go to Tokyo one day. My concern is the language barrier. I can handle European languages fairly well, but the Japanese is extremely intimidating. Any thoughts on that?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.