More than 1.1071 million foreign tourists visited Japan in the first half of the year from January to last month. This is the first time in four years that the number of visitors exceeded 1000 million in the first half of the year, since 2019, before the pandemic.
According to the Japan National Tourism Organization, an estimated 1071,2000,1000 foreign tourists visited Japan in the first half of this year.
The number of people exceeding 2019 million is the first time in four years since 4, before the spread of the new coronavirus, and it has recovered to about 64% of that level due to the relaxation of border measures.
By country or region, South Korea has the highest number of people with 312,8500,177, followed by
Taiwan with 600,97,2200, the United States with 90,9700, and
Hong Kong with 207,1
An estimated 2020.1 million foreign tourists visited Japan last month.
As for the monthly figure, it exceeded 3 million for the first time in three years and five months since January 5.
Of these, the number of travelers from the United States increased by about 200% compared to before the pandemic due to the start of summer holidays at schools and the growing popularity of travel to Asia, boosting the overall figure.
On the other hand, in China, although restrictions on group travel to Japan continue, the recovery trend continues as the number of individual travelers, mainly those who have already obtained a visa, is increasing.
What to Japan?
At Narita Airport on the 19th, many tourists from overseas with large suitcases arrived in the morning and headed to their domestic destinations at will.
Mt. Fuji / Kyoto / Hiroshima
A woman who arrived with her family from Belgium said, "I have always wanted to come, but I couldn't come due to Corona, so this is my first Japan trip.
Sushi / Ramen / Wagyu beef
A man who arrived from Italy said, "I recently retired, so I chose Japan for the first time as a travel destination, and I am interested in the traditions of Japan, so I plan to visit the cities of Kyoto and Kanazawa. I'm looking forward to the food, and I want to try not only sushi but also ramen and wagyu beef."
A Brazilian woman who studied at a university in Japan until five years ago said, "I love Japan and I'm glad to be back now that the restrictions due to Corona are gone.
Ghibli Museum / Tokyo Disneyland
A high school boy from Korea said, "I'm a fan of Studio Ghibli, and I'm happy to be able to go to the Ghibli Museum now that Corona is over." Another junior high school girl who arrived with her family from Taiwan said, "I am planning to go to Tokyo Disneyland and am very much looking forward to it."