Japanese cities are extremely narrow?

To get to work some days, I have to pass through no less than five cities, with populations ranging from 90,000 to 2.6 million people.  In total it takes me about 20 minutes on the express train.  How’s that for efficiency?


4 comments on “Japanese cities are extremely narrow?

  1. Karen says:

    Well, none of the islands are very wide, so I’d guess the cities are narrower than most – or maybe not. Texas is 736 miles wide and 881 miles long. It’s only 724 miles from El Paso to San Diego CA and 784 from Beaumont to Jacksonville, FL, on the Atlantic coast. So, just getting out of Texas is a major ordeal, and usually half the trip to anywhere, when you live right in the middle, as we do.

  2. Miko says:

    All very narrow coastal cities here, just out of curiosity how long would you have to drive to get to the sea?

  3. Karen says:

    From where we live, about 4 hours. It’s actually the Gulf of Mexico. To get to the Atlantic or Pacific it would be a couple of days (stopping overnight).

  4. Miko says:

    When was the first time you saw the sea?

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