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DAVOS, Switzerland -- Japan for the first time captured the top spot worldwide in fielding a competitive tourism sector, an index released Tuesday shows, thanks to the country's rich collection of hotels and infrastructure catering to international visitors.

Japan ranked first in the 2021 Travel & Tourism Development Index published by the World Economic Forum, ahead of the U.S., Spain, France and Germany.

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Japan visitors exceed 3 million for second straight month, tourism agency says

Tourists and locals stroll along Tokyo's Ginza shopping district where some roads are closed off for pedestrians due to the national holiday on April 29.

Japan welcomed more than 3 million visitors for a second straight month in April, official data showed on Wednesday, setting the stage for a potential record year for tourism.

Arrivals in April were up 56% from the prior year and 4% higher than in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic shut global borders. Visitors from France, Italy and the Middle East rose to their highest for any single month in April.

The yen's slide to a 34-year low has made Japan a bargain destination for foreign visitors, with arrivals set to blow past the annual record of 31.9 million seen in 2019.

While the surge in arrivals is good news for Japan's economy, it has caused friction with locals. Complaints of litter and illegal parking caused local officials to erect a barrier this month to block a popular photo spot of Japan's iconic Mount Fuji.

Trail restrictions and a new ¥2,000 ($12.79) fee will go into effect for Mount Fuji climbers this summer after a rise in pollution and accidents during last year's hiking season.

Visitors from mainland China, Japan's biggest tourist market before the pandemic, exceeded 500,000 in April for the first time since January 2020 but were still 27% below the level in 2019.

Tourists and locals stroll along Tokyo's Ginza shopping district where some roads are closed off for pedestrians due to the national holiday on April 29. | AFP-Jiji

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Japan Visitors Exceed 3 Million for 2nd Straight Month, Tourism Agency Says

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FILE PHOTO: Visitors take selfie photos under an early-flowering Ookanzakura cherry blossoms in full bloom at Ueno Park in Tokyo, Japan March 8, 2024. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan welcomed more than 3 million visitors for a second straight month in April, official data showed on Wednesday, setting the stage for a potential record year for tourism.

The number of foreign visitors for business and leisure was 3.04 million last month, edging down from the monthly record of 3.08 million achieved in March, data from the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) showed.

Arrivals in April were up 56% from the prior year and 4% higher than in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic shut global borders. Visitors from France, Italy, and the Middle East rose to record levels in April for any single month.

The yen's slide to a 34-year low has made Japan a bargain destination for foreign visitors, with arrivals set to blow past the annual record of 31.9 million seen in 2019.

While the surge in arrivals is good news for Japan's economy, it has caused frictions with locals. Complaints of litter and illegal parking caused local officials to erect a barrier this month to block a popular photo spot of Japan's iconic Mt. Fuji.

Trail restrictions and a new 2,000 yen ($12.79) fee will go into effect for Mt. Fuji climbers this summer after a rise in pollution and accidents during last year's hiking season.

Visitors from Mainland China, Japan's biggest tourist market before the pandemic, exceeded 500,000 in April for the first time since January 2020 but were still 27% below the level in 2019.

(Reporting by Rocky Swift; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

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Japan, famously polite, struggles to cope with influx of tourists

Huge numbers of visitors are causing chaos at such popular spots as Mount Fuji and Kyoto, leading to some extreme measures to tamp down the crowds.

TOKYO — Japan is proud of its “omotenashi” spirit, its practice of wholeheartedly caring and catering for guests. But a post-covid surge in tourist numbers, coupled with a weak yen that makes Japan cheaper for many visitors, is pushing Japan’s world-famous hospitality to the brink.

One town is installing a huge screen to stop tourists causing traffic jams while they take selfies in front of Mount Fuji. At least one overrun restaurant is reserving Friday nights for locals only. Even the deer of Nara, usually very proactive about coming forth for snacks, have had their fill.

This is because international tourists, unable to enter Japan for 2½ years during the covid pandemic, now appear to be making up for lost time.

The Japanese yen has been steadily weakening, losing more than 40 percent of its value against the U.S. dollar in the past five years and making Japan a much cheaper place to visit.

A staggering 25.1 million tourists visited the country last year, marking a sixfold increase from 2022. In March, at the start of the cherry blossom season, 3.08 million visitors arrived in the country, according to data from the Japan National Tourism Organization ( JNTO ), with the monthly number surpassing 3 million for the first time since records began in 1964.

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Just over a quarter of tourists this year have come from South Korea, while about 17 percent are from Taiwan and 15 percent from China. Americans have made up less than 7 percent of tourists since January.

The influx has been good for the Japanese economy: Spending by visitors to Japan in the first quarter of this year totaled $11.4 billion (1.75 trillion yen), the highest quarterly figure ever recorded, according to the Japan Tourism Agency . The average spending per person was about $1,300 (208,760 yen), up 41.6 percent from the same period in 2019.

But, in many popular places, it has not been good for the locals. There have been widespread complaints about overcrowding, litter, strain on infrastructure and a particularly Japanese worry: not being able to devote the requisite amount of care to each visit.

The concept of “omotenashi” is at the heart of the Japanese service sector. This wholehearted hospitality and level of attentive service can be felt in hotels, restaurants and shops from the moment one arrives in Japan — in fact, from the moment the air marshallers on the airport tarmac bow as planes taxi up to the boarding bridge. It’s in the white gloves of taxi drivers and the individually wrapped wet wipe that accompanies even the cheapest cup of coffee.

“Overtourism is a serious issue in Japan with tourism concentrated in the major centers, lacking the infrastructure to deal with the volume of visitors,” said Max Mackee, founder of adventure travel company Kammui.

“This can ruin the tourists’ experience, particularly as the beauty of Japan is often found in its peace and meditative moments, even in cities like Tokyo. It’s also a serious issue for the local population, which is not equipped to handle visitors, which can lead to local resentment, environmental impact or even closure of restaurants and bars and other establishments on the tourist trail.”

Screening off Mount Fuji

Fed up with badly behaved tourists, the town of Fujikawaguchiko is building a screen to block views of Mount Fuji at a popular photo spot.

The Lawson convenience store in the town has become a hit on social media because the renowned volcanic cone sits perfectly above the store’s neon sign. Tourists have flocked to the store’s parking lot to take photos of themselves in front of the Instagrammable scene.

Residents complained about the traffic problems, unauthorized parking, trespassing and littering this was causing. The Ibishi Dental Clinic, across the street, even installed a barrier to keep tourists away and ensure customers could get in.

“When we asked people to move their cars, some yelled back, and some even threw lit cigarettes. There are days where it’s difficult to provide proper medical services,” the clinic wrote in a statement on its website .

“Obviously it’s regretful for us too, to lose that view from our clinic, but we believe that it’s now an inevitable measure that needs to be taken in response to the unthinkable violations that exceed all measures we have taken until now.”

Lawson even issued a statement apologizing to residents and customers for the inconvenience.

The town has decided on more extreme measures: It is constructing a mesh net that is 8 feet tall and 65 feet wide to block the view, expected to be finished next week. “To ensure the safety of both tourists and drivers, and to ensure the peaceful life of residents, we have regrettably come to the difficult decision to proceed with this construction,” the town of Fujikawaguchiko posted on its website .

Then there are the crowds on the mountain itself.

Mount Fuji — Japan’s highest peak and a popular tourist destination — has been dealing with overcrowding in recent years, and the influx of overseas tourists has led the prefecture to take measures.

Starting this week, authorities have instituted an online booking system to stop Mount Fuji’s most popular trail from becoming excessively crowded during the summer hiking season. A maximum of 4,000 people will be allowed on the Yoshida Trail each day during the July-to-September hiking season, with 3,000 of the spots requiring advance bookings at $13 a pop.

Kyoto crackdown

In February, Koji Matsui was elected as Kyoto’s new mayor after campaigning against overtourism. Kyoto, just over two hours from Tokyo by bullet train, is famous for its temples and shrines and its traditional wooden buildings.

The city, once Japan’s capital, has a resident population of about 1.5 million but saw more than 20 times that number — about 32 million — of tourists arriving last year.

One major attraction is the Gion district, where geisha and their apprentices can be seen walking around in traditional kimonos and makeup. Kyoto last month banned tourists from entering private alleys in Gion after locals complained that the neighborhood was “not a theme park” and urged the government to act against unruly tourists.

Matsui’s other campaign pledges included charging tourists more than residents to take public transport fares and creating special tourist bus routes. The new mayor also plans to introduce “smart” garbage cans that send signals to the management bureau when full to try to curtail littering.

“ While we are very grateful for the large number of tourists attracted by the charms of Kyoto, we are now facing serious challenges in achieving a healthy balance between tourists and local citizens, ” Matsui said during his inauguration news conference.

The picturesque temples and gardens of Nara, just south of Kyoto, make it a popular side trip. And almost every visitor goes to Nara Park, where deer wander freely and vendors sell rice crackers, which the deer love. Usually.

Nara deer usually approach people and famously “bow” to — or sometimes butt — them to ask for the crackers. Not anymore.

This month during Golden Week, a popular Japanese holiday period, visitors to Nara found that deer were done with the rice snacks.

“Deer crackers have now become absolutely worthless due to the sudden surge in deer crackers during Golden Week,” one visitor wrote on X, posting a photo of an unimpressed deer lying beside four uneaten crackers.

これはGWの急激なシカ高せんべい安によって紙くず同然の価値となった鹿せんべい。 pic.twitter.com/hJNus8d0MA — 魅惑のなめろうフィットネス (@cqFv4ntcLoT6Sk6) May 5, 2024

Hiroshima, another regular stop on the tourist trail due to the Peace Memorial Museum commemorating the site of the 1945 U.S. nuclear bombing, is also feeling the strain.

Hiroshima is famous for okonomiyaki, a savory vegetable and meat pancake cooked on a griddle in front of the customer. But okonomiyaki restaurants are becoming so overcrowded that one popular place, Momiji-tei , has reserved Friday evenings exclusively for locals.

“It feels wrong for us to become a restaurant that is inaccessible to our regulars who supported us throughout the pandemic,” owner Ryota Fujiwara told local media. “We want to make sure to preserve their place even if it’s just once a week.”

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Tourism revenues in japan decreased to 10501000 jpy thousand in january from 14949000 jpy thousand in december of 2023. tourism revenues in japan averaged 5687118.28 jpy thousand from 1985 until 2024, reaching an all time high of 29067000.00 jpy thousand in october of 2019 and a record low of 39000.00 jpy thousand in may of 2020. source: ministry of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism, japan,   markets,   gdp,   labour,   prices,   money,   trade,   government,   business,   consumer,   housing,   taxes,   health,   climate.

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    Tourism Statistics Highlight 05 April 2024. Inbound According to Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), the estimated number of international travelers to Japan in February 2024 was 2,788,000 (+7.1% compared to 2019). Japanese tourists According to preliminary figures from the Immigration Service Agency of Japan, the number of Japanese ...

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    According to Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), the estimated number of international travelers to Japan in March 2024 was 3,081,600 (+11.7% compared to 2019), exceeding 3 million for the first time in a single month. March 2024. Overseas Residents' Visits to Japan (Estimated figures) 3,081,600 Visits. YOY +69.5%.

  4. Japan Tourism Statistics 1960-2024

    Japan tourism statistics for 2021 was 0.00, a 100% decline from 2020. Japan tourism statistics for 2020 was 11,395,000,000.00, a 76.84% decline from 2019. Japan tourism statistics for 2019 was 49,209,000,000.00, a 8.69% increase from 2018. International tourism receipts are expenditures by international inbound visitors, including payments to ...

  5. Japan's tourism industry

    Tourism in Japan is a complex industry comprising various segments, including travel service providers, lodging, transportation, gastronomy, events, and the souvenir business. Additionally ...

  6. Chart: COVID-19 Cuts Down Tourism in Japan

    COVID-19 Cuts Down Tourism in Japan. According to the Japan Tourism Agency, the total number of visitors to Japan in 2020 was only 4.1 million, the lowest since 1998. After the strong growth of ...

  7. International tourism, number of arrivals

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  8. PDF Data Analysis on Japanese Inbound Tourism Trends

    Thus, some graphs included in this report appear positive even though the year-on-year figures for a single month are negative, or some graphs appear static, although there was an increase in a single month compared to the previous month. Analyses are ... travel to Japan will maintain its steady growthrate. Travel expenditure in 2019: (P10, P16)

  9. Japan

    In 2019, tourism accounted for 2.0% of Japan's GDP. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, international visitors fell to 4.1 million in 2020, down by 87% from 2019. The inbound tourism expenditure in 2020 was JPY 1.2 trillion, a 77.1% decrease from the previous year. In 2021, international arrivals decreased to 246 000, a 99% decrease compared to ...

  10. Japan: monthly foreign visitor numbers 2023

    Monthly number of international visitors to Japan from January 2019 to December 2023 (in 1,000s) [Graph], Japan National Tourism Organization, January 17, 2024. [Online].

  11. Japan tops global tourism index for 1st time, despite tight borders

    TOGO SHIRAISHI, Nikkei staff writer May 24, 2022 23:53 JST. DAVOS, Switzerland -- Japan for the first time captured the top spot worldwide in fielding a competitive tourism sector, an index ...

  12. Japan Tourist Arrivals

    Tourist Arrivals in Japan averaged 806834.92 from 1991 until 2024, reaching an all time high of 3080000.00 in March of 2024 and a record low of 1700.00 in May of 2020. source: Japan National Tourist Organization. Tourist Arrivals in Japan increased to 3080000 in March from 2788000 in February of 2024. This page provides - Japan Tourist Arrivals ...

  13. Tourism in Japan

    Tourism in Japan is a major industry and contributor to the Japanese economy. Foreigners visit Japan to see natural wonders, cities, historic landmarks, and entertainment venues. Japanese people seek similar attractions, as well as recreation and vacation areas. In 2019, Japan attracted 31.88 million international tourists. [1]

  14. Japan visitors exceed 3 million for second straight month, tourism

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  15. PDF Japan

    ANALYSIS OF TOURISM SPENDING TRENDS The hospitality sector has recovered in earnest over the past few months. Aside from average room rates, another metric is the total amount of tourism spending. According to data from Japan Tourism Agency (Graph 2), total domestic tourist spending in Q4/2022 and Q1/2023 have recovered to the same

  16. Japan Visitors Exceed 3 Million for 2nd Straight Month, Tourism Agency Says

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan welcomed more than 3 million visitors for a second straight month in April, official data showed on Wednesday, setting the stage for a potential record year for tourism.

  17. The United States and Japan Launch "U.S.-Japan Tourism Year"

    "The U.S.-Japan Tourism Year is a game-changer, opening new avenues for economic growth and deepening our bonds," said Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Ambassador to Japan. "This initiative isn't just about travel; it's about strengthening ties, boosting economies, and exchanging culture. As we rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, together, we will ...

  18. International tourism, expenditures (current US$)

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  19. Japan tries to deal with tourists causing chaos, traffic jams, litter

    The influx has been good for the Japanese economy: Spending by visitors to Japan in the first quarter of this year totaled $11.4 billion (1.75 trillion yen), the highest quarterly figure ever ...

  20. World Development Indicators

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  21. Japan: foreign visitor numbers 2023

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  22. Japan: tourism expenditure 2022

    Impact of COVID-19 on domestic leisure travel in Japan 2020-2023, by month ... Total value of tourism expenditure in Japan from 2013 to 2022 (in trillion Japanese yen) [Graph], MLIT (Japan), June ...

  23. Japan Tourism Revenues

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  24. Japan's economy contracts in first quarter

    Japan's economy contracted in the first quarter, squeezed by weaker consumption and external demand and throwing a fresh challenge to policymakers as the central bank looks to lift interest ...

  25. Japan: economic impact of tourism on GDP

    In 2021, the economic impact of the tourism industry on Japan's gross domestic product (GDP) amounted to 9.8 trillion Japanese yen. The figure reached its peak value in 2019 during the surveyed ...

  26. Japan: inbound tourists Tokyo 2022

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