The survey based on online reviews by 54,000 travelers throughout 2013, which was conducted by travel information website TripAdvisor, revealed that Tokyo came first for "overall satisfaction".
Tokyo secured the top position in five sections, including local friendliness, taxi services, cleanliness, transport and overall satisfaction.
New York City came in second and Barcelona third in terms of travelers' overall satisfaction, followed by Istanbul, Prague, Vienna, Berlin, Rome, Paris and Dubrovnik in Croatia.
The survey revealed Budapest was the most cost-effective city, followed by Lisbon, Hanoi, Prague and Bangkok.
The top five cities for sightseeing and activities were Rome, New York, Paris, London and Istanbul.