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Old February 29th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #121
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I'm honestly surprised to see anyone liking Nagoya!
I should try to take a fresh look at the city while I'm still here.
Personally, out of the few (big) cities I've been to it would be:
1.Tokyo
2.Kyoto
3.Nagoya
4.Osaka (Only here because I hardly know the place at all)

Nara was nice, but it hardly qualifies as a city, and Nagano is in a great location, but the city itself is pretty ugly and dull.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 01:25 PM   #122
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1. Fukuoka
2. Osaka
3. Kagoshima
4. Osaka
5. Sendai
It's all about the food, really. Tokyo has the worst food, while Fukuoka, Osaka & Kagoshima have the best. But it's a close call, as I've eaten wonderfully well in Sapporo, Sendai, Toyama, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Morioka, Niigata, Kobe, Yokohama, too...
If you can handle the volcanic ash, Kagoshima is a bit of a hidden gem. Well worth a day or two for an excursion.
Fukuoka has brilliant food, gorgeous girls, and is generally rather pleasant IME.
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Old May 25th, 2012, 05:56 PM   #123
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You put Osaka twice! Definitely agree with you on Fukuoka.
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Old May 25th, 2012, 11:10 PM   #124
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These days I think i will put
#1 Hiroshima
#2 Kobe
#3 Naha
#4 Nagasaki
#5 Kamakura
#6 Kofu/Matsumoto tie

Before I'd rank Kobe and Kamakura higher but after going to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, really liked the atmosphere of the city and the people's friendliness

I like Hiroshima's many rivers and bridges.. good transportation system, modern, urban, but also cosmopolitan. Has all the amenities you find in Tokyo and Osaka, but with less crowds, better urban planning. And I like their Okonomiyaki better

Kofu and Matsumoto, some people may find boring.. and maybe if I lived there for a long time I would feel the same. but as a visitor I liked the quietness and nice personalities of the people there. very easy to walk around in the urban part. People there always curious about Okinawa and I'm always curious about Yamanashi/Nagano.
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Old June 9th, 2012, 12:00 AM   #125
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You put Osaka twice! Definitely agree with you on Fukuoka.
I *love* Osaka, but Fukuoka is fab.


Tantanmen 担々麺 Fukuoka style!
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 08:37 AM   #126
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Runking; good city for living

based on safty, convenience、amenity and affluence

#1; Inzai, chiba



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No kofu listed..

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 09:24 AM   #127
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1- Sapporo
2- Sapporo
3- Sapporo

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Old October 30th, 2012, 11:02 AM   #128
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Tokyo
Yokohama
Sendai
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Old October 30th, 2012, 11:42 AM   #129
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Unfortunately I haven't visited Japan yet ( but plan to do so as soon as possible ), so based on the info and pics from the Internet, I'd say:

1. Tokyo
2. Kyoto
3. Fukuoka
4. Hiroshima
5. Yokohama
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 02:50 PM   #130
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Tokyo and Osaka. Looks like I'll have to check out Fukuoka for the food!
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 10:26 PM   #131
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I would say : TOKYO !!

Tokyo
Osaka
Kyoto
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Old March 5th, 2013, 09:24 PM   #132
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I haven't been never to Japan (I hope visit it as soon as posible ), but I have seen a lot of pictures of japanese cities, and I say:

1.Tokyo
2.Nagoya
3.Osaka
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Old March 6th, 2013, 02:27 AM   #133
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I don't get the Yokohama love from many.
I find it to be a pretty horrible and bland place with not much at all going on given its size. Despite its reputation for terrible design Nagoya is better. And though Nagoya itself is pretty ugly and has nothing for tourists there's loads of stuff in the surrounding area.


I hate to be generic but out of those I've been to it probally is Tokyo.
Kobe is awesome too however.
Osaka and Hiroshima seem decent as well.

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hese days I think i will put
#1 Hiroshima
#2 Kobe
#3 Naha
#4 Nagasaki
#5 Kamakura
#6 Kofu/Matsumoto tie

Before I'd rank Kobe and Kamakura higher but after going to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, really liked the atmosphere of the city and the people's friendliness

I like Hiroshima's many rivers and bridges.. good transportation system, modern, urban, but also cosmopolitan. Has all the amenities you find in Tokyo and Osaka, but with less crowds, better urban planning. And I like their Okonomiyaki better

Kofu and Matsumoto, some people may find boring.. and maybe if I lived there for a long time I would feel the same. but as a visitor I liked the quietness and nice personalities of the people there. very easy to walk around in the urban part. People there always curious about Okinawa and I'm always curious about Yamanashi/Nagano.
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Matsumoto fine, its quite pretty.
But...Kofu?
The people are decent but the place seems to have been designed by Jeremy Clarkson's idiot brother. Its just one of the worst designed messes I've ever been to.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 06:43 AM   #134
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I don't get the Yokohama love from many.
I find it to be a pretty horrible and bland place with not much at all going on given its size. Despite its reputation for terrible design Nagoya is better. And though Nagoya itself is pretty ugly and has nothing for tourists there's loads of stuff in the surrounding area.


I hate to be generic but out of those I've been to it probally is Tokyo.
Kobe is awesome too however.
Osaka and Hiroshima seem decent as well.


Matsumoto fine, its quite pretty.
But...Kofu?
The people are decent but the place seems to have been designed by Jeremy Clarkson's idiot brother. Its just one of the worst designed messes I've ever been to.
you going to try argue something that's subjective? lol.

these days I've spent more time up north and with that I'm going to have to bump Kofu and Matsumoto off the list and put Sendai as #6, maybe higher once they finish the metro
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Old March 7th, 2013, 02:28 AM   #135
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you going to try argue something that's subjective? lol.
I don't see the problem with that.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 02:51 AM   #136
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I don't see the problem with that.
I liked Kofu because of the people there. Not everything is based solely on physical structures.
As for Nagoya, its a boring city. The people there have lots of pride in their city which is good, but they're not very sociable generally speaking. There's nothing unique about it.
The love for Yokohama owes much to its proximity to Tokyo. Its like Tokyo yet feels like it has more space, a perception of being more international in its design, etc
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Old March 18th, 2013, 11:35 PM   #137
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I agree with Yokohama btw...but that's from a visitors perspective if we're talking about living I'm pretty sure it's better (on average) than Tokyo.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 08:42 AM   #138
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I recently visited the north. Wow.
Morioka despite being a small prefectural capital in a rural and not particularly famous prefecture is a really nice city. It actually feels like a real city, has a lively city centre with stuff going on. And you can walk from the train station and in 20 minutes be in the real countryside, surrounded by fields. Not at all the urban design disaster that Kofu and many other Japanese cities are.
Sendai too was rather good and very well designed and had the feel of a real city. I was a bit dissapointed though that there wasn't much in the way of pubs but about a billion snacks. Don't think I'd enjoy living there too much at night, for daytime living though its great.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 09:41 AM   #139
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I recently visited the north. Wow.
Morioka despite being a small prefectural capital in a rural and not particularly famous prefecture is a really nice city. It actually feels like a real city, has a lively city centre with stuff going on. And you can walk from the train station and in 20 minutes be in the real countryside, surrounded by fields. Not at all the urban design disaster that Kofu and many other Japanese cities are.
Sendai too was rather good and very well designed and had the feel of a real city. I was a bit dissapointed though that there wasn't much in the way of pubs but about a billion snacks. Don't think I'd enjoy living there too much at night, for daytime living though its great.
we have really different tastes then. you dont like Kofu I liked Kofu. I went to Morioka two months ago to work on some disaster stuff there and my entourage and I hated it there.

but at least we can agree, Sendai is nice.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 12:39 PM   #140
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No love for Sapporo I see

Also, if Yokohama were not close to Tokyo it'd be a more interesting place. The argument that it isn't much "for a city of it's size" is rather moot since Tokyo pretty much steals all the attention and projects these adjacent cities would get were they not close to it. You could say the same for Chiba or Saitama. But Yokohama does have Minato Mirai and china town, plus a more relaxed atmosphere than Tokyo, which makes it IMO a better place to live.
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