Naha ranks 6th among top 10 destinations on the rise in the world

Naha ranks 6th among top 10 destinations on the rise in the world

Night view of Naha, which was selected as 6th in the "Traveler's Choice 10 Destinations On The Rise in 2014." At Tomari Port (Photograph provided by TripAvisor).


December 4, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 3, TripAdvisor, the biggest travel website in the world providing travel reviews, announced “Traveler’s Choice 10 Destinations On The Rise in 2014.”
Naha City has ranked 6th in the world ranking, and 4th in the Asian ranking. Naha is the only city in Japan to come top 10 in the list.

The popular tourist spots in Naha are the Okinawa Prefectural Museum, Shurijo Castle, Shikina-en Garden and the stone path in Kinjo Town. The city attracts attention from the world as a place where tourists can experience the history of Ryukyu Kingdom and the modern city of Okinawa.

As well as those from Japan, tourists from the United States and Taiwan offered reviews on Naha. People from various countries are interested in the history of Okinawa.

According to the TripAdvisor report, Takeshi Sakumoto of the Naha City Tourism Association said, “We would like to further improve the hospitality of Naha, continue to establish it as a tourist city that host guests from all over the world, and do our best to attract more tourists.”

In the ranking, Da Nang in Vetnam took first place, followed by Sihanoukville in Cambodia, Limassol in Cyprus, Ao Nang in Thailand, and Bodrum in Turkey.

(English translation by T&CT)

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