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Travel lovers, head to Tokyo. It topped CN Traveler’s world’s best cities list 2017

A Conde Nast Traveler survey that asked some of the world’s most affluent and worldly globetrotters to name their favourite cities has crowned Tokyo the world’s best city of 2017.

travel Updated: Oct 18, 2017 11:10 IST
In Tokyo, neon-lit skyscrapers co-exist with temples, shrines and ancient forests. (Shutterstock)

Each city in the world has something unique to offer. While some cities can leave their visitors disheartened, deceived and heavy with disappointment, others leave their visitors inspired and exhilarated - consistently. Tokyo was named one of the most visited cities in the world last month. In the 2017 edition of CN Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, the city that never disappoints is Tokyo, where neon-lit skyscrapers co-exist with temples, shrines and ancient forests.

With more Michelin stars than any other destination in the world, Tokyo is also a food lover’s paradise. Just ask Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” who has circumnavigated the globe over the years and has repeatedly cited Tokyo as one of his all-time favorite cities. It’s been a banner week for the Japanese capital, as an Economist report from their Intelligence Unit likewise named Tokyo the world’s safest city for 2017.

Meanwhile, after Tokyo, Vienna, Austria and Kyoto, Japan round out the CN Traveler podium. Overall, the list of best cities in the world is dominated by Europe, which take up six of the top 10 spots. While the US is conspicuously absent, Vancouver is the highest-ranked North America at No. 8. More than 300,000 readers cast their votes in categories like the best hotels, resorts, cruise lines, islands and airlines.

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First Published: Oct 18, 2017 11:07 IST