|Above, a view of Tokyo from Tokyo City View at Roppongi Hills. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Source: Press Release
NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is pleased to share the news that the Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2016, announced on October 18, 2016, has nominated Tokyo as the top and Kyoto as the second best cities to visit in the World. Tokyo was ranked 15th and Kyoto 9th in the Readers' Choice Award 2015. This new top ranking is a great honor for the country of Japan.
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This flattering award of Tokyo and Kyoto becoming the top two best cities in the world to visit is the result of various efforts from the support of the following:
- The continued effort of the people of Japan in providing Omotenashi, the art of selfless hospitality, and the best customer service, to showcase the beauty of the country and their care for foreign visitors from all over the world.
- JNTO's Visit Japan promotional efforts with the intend to make Japan an easier and more affordable destination for one's next international travel.
As of August 2016, the total number of visitors from the United States to Japan has been reaching the highest records per month for 29 months straight. From January 2016 to August 2016, the total number of travelers from the U.S. has now reached eight-hundred-seventeen-thousand (817,600 to be exact), this is a 19.9% increase from the previous year. Furthermore, the total number of visitors from the U.S. in 2015, reached more than one million visitors (1,033,258 to be exact), with 15.9% increase from the year before. (Provided by JNTO)
JNTO will continue to serve to keep and expand Japan as one of the best international travel destinations in the world by enriching our effort to showcase and communicate the Japanese tradition, pop culture, food, architecture and multi-dimensional beauty of Japan.