How has the movement of people across prefectures changed compared to the past during the Golden Week holidays, when there are no restrictions on behavior for the first time in three years?



Analysis of big data for the three days up to the 1st revealed that it increased by 30% from last year's long holidays and returned to 76% of the time before the spread of the new coronavirus.

NHK used data collected by NTT DoCoMo from mobile phone base stations in a privacy-protected manner to analyze the number of people who traveled across prefectures for three days up to one day.

(15 to 79 years old. Compared by percentage based on the average number of people in the 3:00 pm range)



As a result, people who moved across prefectures declared a state of emergency in four prefectures such as Tokyo and Osaka on a national average. It increased by 30% from last year's long holidays.



And it turned out that it returned to 76% compared to the Golden Week holidays in 2019, three years before the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

How about moving from Tokyo?

Travel from Tokyo to other prefectures increased by 21% from last year, returning to 79% three years ago.



Looking at the comparison with 3 years ago by prefecture of destination,


▽ Okinawa prefecture has returned to the level before the spread of infection at 100%.



This was followed by


▽ Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures at 91%


▽ Chiba prefecture at 86%


▽ Osaka prefecture at 85%


▽ Kyoto prefecture at 84%


▽ Aichi prefecture at 83%


▽ Hokkaido at 80%.



In addition to prefectures with a lot of traffic such as various parts of the Tokyo metropolitan area, more than 80% of people move to areas with a lot of tourists such as Okinawa, Kyoto, and Hokkaido.

How about moving from Osaka?

Movement from Osaka Prefecture increased by 40% from last year and returned to 75% three years ago.



Looking at the comparison with 3 years ago by prefecture of destination,


▽ Okinawa prefecture has returned to the level before the spread of infection, which is 99%, similar to that from Tokyo.



This was followed


by ▽ Tokyo at 96%


▽ Ibaraki and Kanagawa prefectures at 88%


▽ Chiba prefecture at 85%


▽ Aichi prefecture, Kyoto prefecture, Saitama prefecture and Hyogo prefecture at 83%.

Where did the person come back?

Then, where was the prefecture where more "people came back"?



Compared to the number of people who visited from other areas before the spread of the infection,


▽ Saitama and Kanagawa prefectures were 88%


▽ Tokyo was 87%, and the metropolitan area occupies the top position.



Next,


▽ Aichi prefecture 84%


▽ Okinawa prefecture and Kyoto prefecture, and Osaka prefecture 83%


▽ Chiba prefecture 82%


▽ Fukuoka prefecture 78%


▽ Hyogo prefecture 77%


▽ Nara prefecture, Hokkaido, and Shiga prefecture 76 %

It became% and so on.



Metropolitan areas such as Tokyo, Osaka, and Aichi and their surrounding areas, as well as popular tourist destinations, ranked high.



On the other hand, in order of the lowest percentage of visitors compared to before the spread of infection,


▽ Akita prefecture 57%


▽ Aomori prefecture 58%


▽ Iwate prefecture 59%


▽ Nagasaki prefecture, Fukui prefecture, and Kagoshima prefecture 60%, etc. have become.



The movement of people has increased significantly from last year and has returned to nearly 80% of the time before the spread of the infection, but the center is the metropolitan areas and popular tourist destinations, and the results show that there are differences depending on the region.

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