Himeji Castle tops TripAdvisor website rankings for second year; Naoyuki Mori; The Asahi Shimbun


Japan – Himeji-jo

HIMEJI, Hyogo Prefecture–Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site here, has been named Japan’s top-ranked castle for the second year in a row.

The ranking comes from TripAdvisor, one of the worlds’ largest travel websites, based on customer feedback.

Matsumoto Castle in Nagano Prefecture was listed No. 2 for the third consecutive year.

“We are very encouraged,” said Hiroshi Shirotani, Himeji Castle’s managing director, of the No. 1 placing. “To gain more satisfaction from visitors, we will keep up the good work in our management and operation.”

U.S.-based TripAdvisor features users’ ratings of tourist attractions and hotels using a five-point scale, plus their reviews, and it covers 49 countries and regions worldwide. The category “Top 20 Best Castles in Japan” was added to the website in 2013.

 

Read more

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s