TripAdvisor names Naha 6th most popular city

TripAvisor, the biggest travel website in the world providing travel-related information, announced the world favorite tourist cities ranking list in 2014, titled “Travelers’ choice for new trendy tourist cities in 2014.”

On the list, Naha City was selected as the 6th most popular city in the world, in addition of being the 4th among the cities of the Asian countries.  The top three cities on the list were Da Nang in Vetnam, Shihanoukville in Cambodia and Limassol in Cyprus.

Naha City was cited for being attractive for its Ryukyu history and culture while being a modern city. The Prefectural Museum, Shuri Castle, Shikina-en Garden and the stone path in Kinjo Town were cited as popular and interesting tourist sites in Naha.

TripAdvisor officials say that many people not only from within Japan but from the U.S. and Taiwan made comments on the website regarding Naha and expressing interest in the history of Okinawa.