Hong Kong is an excellent city for food and not just Cantonese (the best of all Chinese cuisines), all types of other Chinese, but Japanese, Korean and many other western and Asian cuisines. Japan certainly has excellent Japanese food, but Hong Kong has that and a lot more.
(Original post by storeypj)
I'm planning to go to Asia this summer but am stuck between the two cities. I am planning to stay for two weeks and want cultural as well as modern city life. I also want the food to be quite good. I have heard that Hong Kong is the capital of the world when it comes to food and that goes for Chinese and non-chinese.
The reason i want to go to Tokyo is because i feel it is more "city" like than Hong Kong but then again Tokyo is very expensive. Which do you recommend?
Hong Kong is very much a city, I don't really get your point? Amazing architecture, extremely busy and densely populated etc
I would recommend Hong Kong. Tokyo is worth a visit, but Hong Kong is where I'd go again and again.
Last edited by No Future; 14-05-2012 at 04:43.
I've also been to both. (??)
(Original post by OmeletteAuFromage)
I've been to both and Tokyo is more cultured, and ridiculously well ordered. Everything is neat and perfect. The people there behave much better too, they will always bow to you and when you go around shops they will not shout in your face trying to get your attention. It is also massive and much larger than Hong Kong.
Hong Kong has a much better skyline. It's iconic.
Tokyo is not 'more cultured', it is simply more Japanese. Hong Kong is cultured aNd full of culture of both East and West. Hong Kong is both modern and old, very Chinese and very Western. Tokyo is nice to visit once but is far less interesting than Hong Kong. The only thing Tokyo has that Hong Kong doesn't is more Japanese people. Hong Kong has shiny, neat and perfect as well as the opposite. It also has beaches, countryside and mountains.
People in Hong Kong don't shout at you in shops (I don't know where you went shopping?), the staff are super helpful compared to the UK.
I'm not sure what you mean by the people behave better in Tokyo? People in HK behave perfectly well, except the mainland tourists.
Last edited by No Future; 14-05-2012 at 20:03.