TOKYO, November 18, 2013 – Rakuten, Inc. today announced the Rakuten 2013 Annual Rankings for its main Internet service sites. This year Rakuten compiled rankings for all six of its core Internet services, including Rakuten Ichiba, Rakuten Books, Rakuten Kobo eBookstore, Rakuten Travel, Rakuten GORA, and Rakuten Recipe.
Rakuten Ichiba continued to see the same popular products of Crystal Geyser mineral water and Scalp-D medicated scalp shampoo for men appear at the top of the rankings. The original book that was adapted into the popular television drama series Hanzawa Naoki took the top spot for Rakuten Books, while the Hanzawa Naoki series also occupied rankings one through three on the Rakuten Kobo eBookstore. The ranking of popular hot springs destinations on Rakuten Travel was dominated by the Mt. Fuji area, which was recently registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As for Rakuten GORA, golf courses with the best cost performance dominated the top of the rankings. Meanwhile, Character-bento occupied the top of Rakuten Recipe’s keyword search rankings.
The annual rankings for each service are provided below.