According to preliminary figures from the Japan Tourism Agency, a total of 2.16 million foreigners stayed at domestic hotels and inns in October, nearly seven times as many as in the same month last year.
According to the Japan Tourism Agency, a total of 44.26 million people stayed at domestic hotels and inns in October, an increase of 38% from the same month last year.
Of these, the total number of Japanese guests was 42.1 million, an increase of 32.5% from the same month last year, and an increase of 5.8% compared to the same month in 2019 before the spread of infection.
In addition, the total number of foreign guests was 2.16 million, a significant increase of nearly seven times from the same period last year.
In addition to the start of nationwide travel support in October, it is believed that the significant relaxation of border measures, such as the lifting of the ban on individual travel by foreigners and the exemption of obtaining visas for short-term stays, led to the increase.