Tokyo, New York and Lisbon among most enjoyable cities to visit: TripAdvisor

Tokyo, New York and Lisbon among most enjoyable cities to visit: TripAdvisor

Tokyo received the highest ranking by locals and international travelers. The Japanese capital was described as the safest city, as well as having the best taxi services, friendliest taxi drivers, best public transport and cleanest streets.

New York received the highest honor for shopping but respondents felt the city streets could use a sweep as the city ranked 28th out of the 40 cities for cleanliness. Visitors also ranked New York as one of the most expensive destinations, ranking 32nd out of the 40 for value.

Cancun features at the top for friendliest locals, while Lisbon ranked as the best value for money and Zurich came first for ease of getting around.

In the overall low rankers, Moscow features least friendly locals, least friendly taxi drivers, poorest taxi services and worst shopping. Oslo is at the bottom of the value for money list and Hanoi comes last for public transport. Mumbai came at the bottom of the list for street cleanliness and the ease of getting around.

The results were compiled from more than 75,000 responses to a survey sent to users of TripAdvisor who have recently written reviews on the travel site.

To be included in the results, a city had to have a minimum of 300 completed responses, with the ranking based on average scores for each question. The selection of featured cities is based on the key cities from countries which receive the largest number of international visitor arrivals (data compiled by the UNWTO 2010).