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05/22/2014 01:51 EDT | Updated 05/22/2014 01:59 EDT

Best City For Travellers: Tokyo Scores Big On TripAdvisor Ranking

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(Relaxnews) - Tokyo has emerged as the top city for overall travel experience, according to a newly released survey that asked globetrotters to rate destinations across categories such as culture, shopping, restaurants and hospitality.

In TripAdvisor’s second annual Cities Survey, the bustling Japanese capital outranked New York and Barcelona, receiving high marks across the board from more than 54,000 global survey responses collected last year.

Travellers who’ve visited Tokyo are more likely to sing its praises and leave with memories of positive experiences of their trip compared to other cities around the world, particularly in categories like cleanliness, hospitality and friendliness, taxi service and local public transportation where the city took the top spot.

Overall, Tokyo made the top 10 ranking in 13 of 16 categories in the survey.

After Tokyo, New York also ranked favourably among TripAdvisor users, who gave the city top marks for its dining and night-life scene and shopping.

Where the city failed to make a good impression was in categories like the friendliness of taxi drivers and value for money: in both groups, the city plummets to 30th position.

Other highlights:

Solo travellers may want to consider Singapore, which was ranked the top city for travelling alone in comfort, while Rome was voted the best city for culture.

And shopaholics and travellers accustomed to the lap of luxury may want to add Dubai to their itinerary, which topped the category for shopping and hotels.

Here are the top 10 cities for travel, according to a TripAdvisor survey:

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