Japan is experiencing a good time these days as the number of foreign visitors to the country has reached over 2 million for a second consecutive month in July. As per Japan’s National Tourism Organization, with this massive growth Japan tourism has recovered about 78% of pre-pandemic levels.
As per official data, in July 2023 (post-pandemic), Japan recorded 2.3 million visitors as compared to 2.99 million in July 2019 (pre-pandemic). Outlays by visitors during the same period recovered to 95.1% of the same period in 2019.
Also, now that China has ended its ban on tour groups to Japan this month, inbound spending is expected to remain a support factor for the economy in coming months. The number of US AND Australian visitors have already gone over 2019 levels. This year in July, 313,300 Chinese visited Japan, which was down 70% compared with four years ago.
As per Daiwa Institute of Research, Chinese tour groups will help boost inbound spending by about 200 billion yen to roughly 4.1 trillion yen ($28.2 billion) in 2023. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida also aims for inbound spending to reach an annual 5 trillion yen in the coming time.
Japan is a beautiful country known for its natural beauty, scenic villages, delicious globally-famous cuisine and its rich cultural heritage. From palaces and temples to mountains and beaches, the country is brimming with almost everything. However, the island nation in Asia is best known for its beautiful and stunning Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.
Also, as per statistics, Japan is considered the safest country in Asia and in the world too. People in Japan are extremely polite and welcoming, and despite the language barrier, they make foreign tourists comfortable in their country.
When in Japan, the Hoshitoge Rice Terraces in Tokamachi are a must visit! It’s simply a commendable sight and let’s not forget it’s Japan that introduced the world with ‘Capsule Hotels’ to offer budget-friendly accommodation.
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