Japan or China, which one is a better trable destination?

@jfxrsch (1041)
China
December 28, 2008 1:16am CST
For most of the western travelers, Probably Japan and China, or most of the Asia countries are the same, I guess. Actually, there are a lot differences. If you are planning your travel, and you choose between Japan and China, which one you choose first?
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10 responses
@gjabaigar (2200)
• Philippines
28 Dec 08
I'll go Japan first then China and then I go home..... ^_^ hello jfxrsch...... I'm a techno craze guy and I like to go to Japan to know what the latest and trendy gadgets and gizmos available.... And I heard Japan has more night life than China..... ^_^
@jfxrsch (1041)
• China
28 Dec 08
Surely you should go home at the end unless you find a pretty Japanese girl there :-) Yes, I guess Japan has more night life than China.
@gjabaigar (2200)
• Philippines
28 Dec 08
Yeah sure.... That's it.... The girls and food and girls..... lol
@Porcospino (28541)
• Denmark
6 Jan 09
I would love to visit both countries, but Japan would probably be my first priority as I have friends there who I would like to visit. I have studied the Japanese language and going to Japan would also give me a chance to improve my Japanese, that is another reason why I would like to visit Japan. My friends have told me a lot about Japan and I am very curious to travel around the country and visit the many intersting places. I am also very interested in visiting China. I used to have a penfriend from China, he has sent me many pictures and he has told me about the interestng places to visit. Unfortuneately I have lost touch with him, but I still wish to visit China, I think that could be really interesting. Actually my dream is to travel around Asia and visit a lot of different countries. Japan and China are among the countries that I am interested in, but there are a lot of other countries that I would also like to visit.
@jfxrsch (1041)
• China
8 Jan 09
Yes, having friends in the places you plan to tour is a great thing.
@giuliaXD (162)
• Italy
29 Dec 08
hi, I come from Italy and for an occidental inhabitant like me it's really unforgettable to visit asia.. I went to asia several times.. and I really love it! I haven't gone to Japan, but I went to China.. it's so wonderful.. I really advise you to go there... it's something unbelievable, especially shangai. shangai is divided by a long river that separates the city... in one part there is a very modern city, similar to los angeles. there are skyscrapers and lots of similar buildings.. the other part is really fascinating... it's the ancient part, enriched by lots of temples with enormous statues of Buddah.. there are the typical chinese gardens.. and it's really impressionating.. I would like to go to Japan too.. but before going it, I wanna visit thailandia and India... I prefer mystic places like those..
@jfxrsch (1041)
• China
30 Dec 08
Seems you enjoyed a lot on your trip to Shanghai :-) Hey, you forgot to mention- Shanghai girls are sexy and pretty :-) I visited Shanghai too. I didn't go to most of the old area, but I did enjoy a lot on the shopping area. It's really amazing! It's a collection of all the modern style of skyscrapers.. fascinating! Especially during night, it's impressive! I also like that the river is very close to the shopping area. After all the excitement in the skyscrapers, we walk 10 minutes and arrived the river. It's beautiful. The only thing I dislike is-- too many people, it's so crowded :-)
@808nala (640)
• United States
29 Dec 08
I would pick Japan because I'm part Japanese, but have never been there. I have friends in Tokyo and I'd really like to visit them before they move back to the US. I've never been to mainland China, but I have been to Hong Kong. It was okay and I enjoyed the shopping, but I did come back with Chicken Pox. It was pretty bad. I am also a little scared to travel to a communist country. I don't know why, but I just am.
@jfxrsch (1041)
• China
29 Dec 08
It's nice having friends there. Surely you'd hurry up before they leave. Chicken Pox, I don't know what's that. Hope it was just a small skin problem :-) Don't worry about communist country. You have your own passport. Countries normally respect travelers unless you bring secret mission :-)
@trinale (1479)
• United States
29 Dec 08
I guess since I lived in Japan for almost 5 years, I would probably choose China. I'm not sure where I would go though. The news here always makes China seem so bad. Cheers, Stan
@jfxrsch (1041)
• China
29 Dec 08
No, the news is a bit misguiding. China is a safe place for travelers, even safer than local. The reason is- China has a big economy to take care of. They put great effort to ensure security for travelers and investors. If you go to small places where political issue doesn't exist at all, nobody care offend you because your visiting brings money. If you go to big cities or sensitive places, it's every policeman's job to watch around and keep you safe. You might not even notice there's policeman around, but they are there.
• Malaysia
28 Dec 08
I have stayed in Japan for 4 years and I had visited Beijing, China for one week. Both Japan and China have different language and culture, but faces I can say look almost the same. I love Japan because of its cleanness, plus Japanese people are very polite and helpful. But to travel there you will need more money compare traveling to China, cause things are rather expensive. China is a great country too, with great history.You wont find Great Wall in other countries.Great place for shopping. Visit both country,that's my advice.
@jfxrsch (1041)
• China
29 Dec 08
I couldn't distinguish Japanese and Chinese faces in the past. But now, I got some experience. You know, Japanese ladies have smaller eyes and their voices are lower. They smile more and speak less. Chinese ladies have bigger eyes and they don't smile unless it's necessary :-)
• China
28 Dec 08
welcome to china! we like friends.
@jfxrsch (1041)
• China
29 Dec 08
Wonderful folks!
@maximax8 (30105)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 08
So far in Asia I have been to Sumatra in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the Maldives, Israel, Jordan and Turkey. Each place had its interesting sights and I had quite an adventure in Indonesia. My brother-in-law went to Japan on a business trip for a few months. I saw his photos and it looks so lovely there. He said it has some surprisingly good beaches. Kyoto is a must see destination for me in the future to look at the historical buildings. Most of all I would like to get into some Japanese countryside and look around some of the small villages. The one thing that worries me is Japan is very expensive. I read a book that said, a few years ago, $1000 could mean 14 days in Japan or 67 days in India. I buy a 7 or 14 day train pass to travel around Japan. I loved it in Hong Kong and I do plan to one day catch a train from Moscow to Beijing one day. I think that Chinese people are incredibly friendly and I look forward to meeting some of them. I saw a travel documentary and the Chinese countryside looked so picturesque. I would buy individual train tickets there and probably enjoy lower costs than in Japan. The scenery, culture and people are different in both countries. I would chose Japan first for short trip and China second for a long trip.
@jfxrsch (1041)
• China
28 Dec 08
Japan is surely one of the most costly place, understandable- it's a small place with a big economy. I agree- a short visit to Japan is enough. China is much cheaper but it's time consuming-- huge place, takes days between cities if you go by train. hmmm... countryside of China--I'm not sure if it is a good idea. If you spend several month living there, maybe it's a great experience of encountering local culture and tridition. But, if several days-- what you get might just be a vast land :-)
@LarienOB (103)
• China
28 Dec 08
Japan Japan Japan.. why? because i live in China.If you want to visit China,i suggest you just visit mount HUA mount TAI...and the Himalaya mountains..just these can make you join the cultural deposits of China.I want to see the Fuji and the charry ..I think i will enjoy the genyine sushi!!
@jfxrsch (1041)
• China
28 Dec 08
Culture difference is always the most attractive thing :-) I visited Tai some years ago, it's really a pleasant trip. A friend of mine visited Hua, he said it's amazing. I hope I can visit Hua in near years.
@goldeneagle (6774)
• United States
28 Dec 08
well both countries have deep and rich cultures that go back thousands of years, and from what I hear (I have never been to either destination myself), both of them have some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Personally, I have always wanted to go to Japan, and I would also like to see the island of Okinawa, but either Japan or China would be a vacation destination you will never forget from what I have heard...
@jfxrsch (1041)
• China
28 Dec 08
I haven't ever been to Japan, I guess there are a lot to explore. But I have the impression that things are quite westernized.