I am always fascinated by lists about travel destinations and the one that caught my eye most recently is the 50 most visited tourist attractions. I like to browse the lists to see which inclusions I fully expected and to spot the surprise items. You have to have some idea of the criteria used to create the list for the contents to make sense. This list of the 50 most visited tourist attractions in 2013 – as published by the UK newspaper, The Daily Mail, is simply based on numbers through the gates. Here’s the countdown – let’s spot those surprises!
1. Nagashima Spa Land, Japan
#50 - Annual Visitors: 5,850,000
Coming in last but certainly not least, at #50 of the most visited tourist attractions is Nagashima Spa Land, home to amazing roller coaster rides, hot springs, a shopping mall and public gardens.
Open March to November, peak visitation March through August.