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Old June 22nd, 2008, 03:07 AM   #141
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I love Japan no matter what.
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In a way, I like the grimy look of cities like Tokyo (and Oslo and Rotterdam and Canberra). They are raw, real, and completely unpolished. It is a beautiful sight.
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Old July 6th, 2008, 11:57 PM   #143
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I like Tokyo no matter what...hehehe...
I've never been in tokyo, but I am going to visit Japan for spring break, and I can't wait. I think Japan is a country of the future...
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Old July 7th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #144
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Incredible city, I gotta go there as soon as I can
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Old July 11th, 2008, 10:20 PM   #145
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I cannot understand why so many people got riled up with riction, afterall he is only trying to show a side of the city few pay much attention to. In addition I think that the point he is trying to make is that urban planning in large Japanese cities is nothing to shout about. And lets face it most streets are way too narrow in relation to the high population density of the area. There's no pavements, parks or other basic infrastructure we take for granted in the west and that includes the grim suburbs of Paris or NYC.

Having said that Japan still fascinates me in so many ways. Besides being such a modern and developed country, on the forefront of so many technological developments, it boasts unique and rich culture, customs and cuisine that are unparalleled. Even those suburbs bear a certain charm I would love to experience.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 09:43 PM   #146
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you cant judge a house by its architecture...even though they may look dirty(maybe caused by typhoons) they all have the same amenities as a house in America...sometimes even better appliances e.g. toilets.

Same thing applies to all the "commie-blocks" in Hong Kong. They may look bland but inside, theyre pretty decent.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 04:15 AM   #147
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It's not that bad!
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Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 07:51 PM   #148
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Incredible city - incredible country
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Old September 1st, 2008, 08:43 AM   #149
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I've only been to Narita... and I have to say.. your pics are great.
Can't wait til I go.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 03:37 AM   #150
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Landmark Tower at Yokohama with sevety floors.
nice building
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 01:53 PM   #151
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I know this is an old thread, but I just would like to add some comments

When I first read what the OP wrote, I thought I was about to see something REALLY bad (never seen before!)

Actually I've seen those never-before photos (well, not exactly at the same places) in japanese doramas and animes! I mean they were just typical tokyo neighbourhoods that u can watch in dozens of doramas and animes if you really are a japan fan!

What more can you expect from a land-scarce Tokyo with 35 million people within its metro area... which are often hit by earthquakes?

Maybe we can call it Real Tokyo if you wish (what is unreal Tokyo? Idk) but not Real Japan because most of the pics were taken there. The 'Real' Japan has a lot more to offer than what were potrayed in this thread.

Anyway, these pics only confirm my assumptions (yes, I've never been to Tokyo, unfortunately ) that japanese cities are clean
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 05:43 PM   #152
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Like it or not, Mr. riction is showing a true facet of Japanese cities.
Those are very common and ordinary scenes seen in many big cities of Japan.
What he says is correct.

After the WWII those cities didn't have time or money to do landscape planning while rising from the ashes..with those major cities bombered and burned to the ground during the war.

However, if you are fed up with those "chaotic" city views, you can still see traditional houses and buildings in harmony in rural towns/villages of Japan. Real good scenery of Japan exists only outside urban areas...

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Old November 6th, 2008, 06:06 AM   #153
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Well, riction, it seems that a lot of people who have posted in this thread are either stupid, or they cannot read.

I understand what you were trying to do, you were simply trying to show us a real picture of Tokyo, not the worst impression of Tokyo.

I want to visit Japan next year, and seeing this thread has only increased my desire to visit, because it shows once more just how immense Tokyo is, and I want to explore it for myself.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 03:13 AM   #154
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all asian cities look like that. Here in Seoul it's no different: glitzy new 'western style' urban centres vs old 'modern eclectic asian' architecture. One also has to understand that space is very prime in these overpopulated cities. Practicality is of more importance than estatics. This is changing however as asian cities are taking the environment more into consideration.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 02:18 AM   #155
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Hi. Every place and city had places ugly, bad or beautiful or nice. Here in Mexico is equal, there are cities with places nice and ugly so its our world !!!!
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