New York - October 9, 2018: Condé Nast Traveler magazine today announced the
results of its 31st annual Readers' Choice Awards, including "The Best Cities in the
World: Best Big Cities" list, featuring the Japanese cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka
ranked at #1, #2 and #12, respectively.
"This wonderful recognition of three of Japan's best cities demonstrates the continued
interest in Japan as a top destination among US travelers," stated Naohito Ise, Executive
Director of the New York Office of the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO).
"JNTO will continue to work to inspire travelers to visit all of our cities, as well as lesserknown
One of the most popular cities in the world, JapanÅfs capital city of Tokyo is a thriving center of culture and innovation, which in June 2018 saw the opening of the world's first digital museum, the MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM. Kyoto, the former capital of Japan, offers rich history throughout the city, alongside world-class restaurants
and hotels, including the forthcoming openings of the Ace Hotel and the Park Hyatt Kyoto in 2019. The second largest metropolitan area in Japan, Osaka is home to Osaka Castle, a rich local food scene and abundant nightlife offerings.
The 2018 Readers' Choice Awards are published exclusively on Condé Nast Traveler's website at www.cntraveler.com/rca and celebrated in the November 2018 issue on
newsstands nationwide on October 16.
About Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)
As the official tourism board of Japan, JNTO is involved in a wide range of promotional activities to encourage international travelers to visit Japan. Through a variety of campaigns and initiatives, JNTO is inspiring more American travelers to visit Tokyo, Kyoto and beyond.
About Condé Nast Traveler
As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen's bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 30-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzman Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 3 Webby Awards in 2015.
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