When you're a successful tourist, you always venture to find the hot spots of a city. The place where the streets light up and everywhere you turn there is something to see. Big cities usually have areas where you can identify with this. Plenty of walking space to wander around and take photos of huge billboard ads or interesting buildings.
New York City and Tokyo are well known cities that tourists flock to. Streets are bombarded with hundreds of foreigners trying to enjoying every last drop the city has to offer.
Both cities also have a central spot known to anyone who doesn't live under a rock. You've got Times Square and the Shibuya district; both tourist hot spots.Times Square, NYC:
- Located in Midtown Manhattan from West 42nd Street to West 47th Street between 6th and 8th avenue.
- The location of the New Years Eve ball drop where New York officially rings in the new year.
- Will forever be known as the tourism capital of NYC. There are lots of attractions such as a Toys R Us store, M&M's store and Planet Hollywood.
- Is also the prime location for many known businesses such as Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley, The New York Times and MTV Networks.
- The name refers to the central business center of the Shibuya ward. It is also a fashion center and nightlife area.
- The landmark of this district is the intersection in front of Hachiko Exit, where neon advertisements and giant video screens seem to "wow" tourists.
- Is home to places such as the NHK Studio park (Television broadcasting), the Tobacco and Salt museum, and love hotels: Private rooms for a 2-3 hour period.
Where would you rather visit and why?
- A great place to do some major shopping. Center Gai, a pedestrian street is known as a great place for Japanese trends. Find lots of fashion boutiques, music stores and video game arcades.