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Tokyo is the travelers’ favorite city

19 Dec

The Trip Advisor website had a survey for travelers to rank world cities in nine categories such as friendliest locals, cleanliness, public transportation, etc.

Tokyo ranked first place in five categories and second place in another.

Tokyo Tower (image from "Trip Advisor")

Tokyo Tower and Zojoji Temple (image from “Trip Advisor”)

Here are the top three cities in each of the nine categories:

Category First place Second place Third place
Friendliest locals Cancun Tokyo Lisbon
Friendliest taxi drivers Tokyo Cancun Singapore
Best taxi services Tokyo Singapore Dubai
Cleanest streets Tokyo Singapore Zurich
Ease of getting around Zurich Vienna Singapore
Best public transport Tokyo Zurich Munich
Best value for money Lisbon Budapest Bangkok
Best for shopping New York City Bangkok Dubai
Safest city Tokyo Singapore Dubrovnik

And here were the ones that were voted as the worst in the same categories (except for “Safest city”…for some reason that category wasn’t listed on the site):

Category Last place Second to last Third to last
Friendliest locals Moscow London Hong Kong
Friendliest taxi drivers Moscow Beijing Brussels
Best taxi services Moscow Beijing Kuala Lumpur
Cleanest streets Mumbai Marrakech Punta Cana
Ease of getting around Mumbai Punta Cana Moscow
Best Public Transport Hanoi Sharm el Sheikh Marrakech
Best value for money Oslo Moscow Zurich
Best for shopping Moscow Oslo Punta Cana

Have you been to any of these cities? Do you agree with the ranking?
Which cities would you rank as best and worst?