Guest nights by Japanese travelers in Japan reduce by 7.3% year on year in September 2016

Japan Tourism Agency announced guest night statistics in Japan in September 2016 (the secondary report) and in October 2016 (the first report). Guest nights in September 2016 reduced by 6.0% year on year to 41.4 million in total and increased by 0.3% to 45.1 million in total in October 2016.

The total in September 2016 consisted of 36.2 million guest nights by Japanese (-7.3%) and 5.2 million guest nights by international visitors (+3.7%). In October 2016, guest nights by Japanese are expected to reduce by 0.3% to 38.7 million, and international visitors to increase by 4.4% to 63.5 million.


The occupancy rates were 62.0% in September and 65.0% in October. In September, prefectures with the occupancy rate of 80% or higher were 12 for city hotels, nine for budget hotels and three for resort hotels.

The occupancy rate in Osaka was still high with 95.6% for resort hotels, 88.2% for city hotels and 81.9% for budget hotels. Kyoto had the highest rates of 89.7% for city hotels and 85.8% for budget hotels. In Kyushu, the occupancy rate was 61.2% in September, 1.1 higher points than a year ago.


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