Rather than the usual goo Ranking silliness, let’s instead have a look at a ranking from RJC Research and Nightley regarding where inbound tourists post to SNS from.

The survey mentions by name Twitter and Weibo (China’s local Twitter-like service), then “etc”, without going into details on what they might be. How exactly they determined who was a tourist is probably a trade secret, so there was no discussion of that either. It mentions the sample size was about 230,000 SNS entries.

The score reported was based on the number of SNS mentions, but weighted, presumably by how many followers or how many likes a post got. The raw SNS post count was about a third to a half of the weighted score.

The report contained one overall total and five sub-genres, but since the other genres (sights, leisure facilities, nature, and shopping) were partially covered by the main ranking, I’ll only report on the food genre.

Here’s a photo of edible Snoopys from USJ; probably meat (definitely not dog!) filled steamed buns.

USJ, Halloween style

Ranking results

Overall Ranking

Rank Location Score
1 Universal Studios Japan 4,863
2 Tokyo Disneyland 4,195
3 Mount Fuji 2,871
4 Tokyo Tower 2,419
5 Osaka Castle 2,344
6 Asakusa Temple 2,287
7 Tokyo Disney Sea 2,095
8 Ueno Zoo 2,003
9 Fushimi Inari Shrine 1,930
10 Tokyo Sky Tree 1,857
11 Tokyo Dome 1,694
12 Meiji Jingu 1,419
13 Kiyomizu Temple 1,418
14 Ryukyu Kingdom ruins 1,262
15 Shibuya scramble crossing 1,120
16 Shinjuku Gyoen 1,116
17 Kinkakuji (Golden Temple) 1,110
18 Roppongi Hills 1,091
19 Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium 952
20 Imperial Palace 887

Gourmet Ranking

Rank Location Score
1 Tsukichi Fish Market 591
2 Ichiran Ramen 503
3 Kani Doraku 502
4 Kuromon Fish Market 352


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