|Above, Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Travel + Leisure has posted their annual "World's Best Awards" survey results.
For example, in their top cities of Asia, Kyoto made number two on the list, although Japan isn't really in Asia, but a chain of islands off Asia.
They start with:
When it comes to Asian cities, T+L readers are shifting their allegiances. This year’s World’s Best list leans heavily toward ancient traditional capitals and tropical resort towns, rather than the sprawling, futuristic super-cities that have often dominated the rankings in the past.
Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated cities on their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value.
To access their top awards, go here.