Tokyo is the safest city in the world, according to The Economist To make its report, the publication has measured the digital, health and personal safety, as well as the quality of the infrastructure of different cities on the planet. If you want to know more about this study, especially about the winner, don't stop reading. It will certainly not leave you indifferent.
Why is Tokyo the safest city in the world?Tokyo streets
The Japanese capital can boast the first position of safer cities in the world since 2015. This is due, among other things, to its low crime rate. In fact, there have not been, for example, terrorist attacks, as has happened in many other cities.
But nevertheless, in matters of personal safety, Tokyo goes down to fourth place. Nor should we forget that it is one of the most exposed areas to suffer large earthquakes as a result of its location. However, in recent years it has developed infrastructure and action plans that are a role model.
Tokyo sightseeingMeiji Shrine
Now that we know that it is the safest city, it is time to know its attractions. Part of its charm lies in the contrast between modern neighborhoods of great activity and centuries-old temples that they house, like the one of Meiji in Shibuya. In this neighborhood you can visit the statue of Hachiko or go shopping in its shopping centers.
Other tourist possibilities of Tokyo are to try the delicious sushi in some establishment of the Tsukiji market or access the interior of the Sensoji temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in the city. Y you have to climb to the top of the Tokyo Sky Tree to enjoy fantastic views.
One of the most unique visits that can be made in Tokyo is to stroll through the Akihabara neighborhood, full of comic shops or electronics centers.
Another option is to visit its museums. Highlights the Tokyo National Museum, the largest and oldest in all of Japan. In the Edo-Tokyo Museum you can learn about the history of the city from the end of the 16th century until the Industrial Revolution. And in the Museum of Science and Innovation you can experience the latest scientific news.
Other safe cities in the worldSingapore view
Tokyo is followed in safety by cities like Singapore, where modernity and tradition also coexist. Then we find Osaka, also in Japan; or Toronto, with an intense nightlife and culture.
Melbourne considers her The Economist the best city to live. And the list includes many more cities, such as Amsterdam, Sydney, Stockholm, Hong Kong and Zurich, European fashion destination.
To find the first Spanish city we must descend to number twelve on the list. In that place we find the capital, Madrid. Behind her goes Barcelona, the most dynamic, urban and cosmopolitan in the country and where one of the most visited monuments in the world is located: the Sagrada Familia.
And what are the most insecure cities?Karachi View
Tokyo is the safest city. Well, let's now know the ones that stand out on the contrary. This is especially true for terrorist and personal attacks or for traffic accidents. The first place is occupied by another Asian city: Karachi. It is the most populous city in Pakistan and one of the fastest growing on the planet.
Yangon, Dhaka, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh follow. The top ten of the most insecure cities are completed by Manila, Caracas, Quito, Tehran and Cairo.
Paradoxically, Some of these cities, such as the capital of Egypt, are visited every year by thousands of tourists. They prioritize the tourist possibilities they offer to the security they can provide. Of course, taking all necessary and relevant precautions and applying common sense.
We must be cautious if we decide to visit any of the cities that we have named in this section. But do not neglect those that are considered safe cities, since in them we can be equally exposed to other risks (assaults, scams ...) or be victims of pickpockets.