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The best city in the world

10 Jul

Since 1995, “Travel & Leisure” magazine has done an annual survey of travelers to find the best city in the world for tourists.

And, for the second year in-a-row, Kyoto, Japan has been ranked the world’s best city.

Last May, my family and I went there again, (Click here to see my post and photos from that trip), and we agree – Kyoto is a very lovely city!

(This photo of geisha near Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto is from “allworldtowns.com”)

Personally though, I think that Tokyo is the best city in the world…but maybe that’s because I’ve lived here most of my life and I know my way around Tokyo very well. Either way, I can understand why Kyoto is so popular with tourists!

The Travel & Leisure top-ten cities for 2015 are:

1. Kyoto, Japan

2. Charleston, South Carolina

3. Siem Reap, Cambodia

4. Florence, Italy

5. Rome, Italy

6. Bangkok, Thailand

7. Krakow, Poland

8. Barcelona, Spain

9. Cape Town, South Africa

10. Jerusalem, Israel

(Click here to see a news article about the list).

What do you think about this list?
Have you ever been to Kyoto?

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