Japan Tourism Agency reported that the total number of guest nights in September 2021 was down 20.5% year on year to 22.7 million. It was down 53.5% compared to two years ago, crucially affected by the fifth infection wave.
The occupation rate was 31.3%, worse than the results in July and August. The rate of ryokan was particularly low with 19.1% (20.3 lower points than two years ago). Other accommodation types saw the same trends: 26.2% for resort hotel (33.6 lower points than two years ago), 40.3% for budget hotel (36 lower points than two years ago) and 31.4% for city hotel (47.9 lower points than two years ago).
By prefecture, the highest growth of guest nights was found in Osaka with 51.2% up., followed by Tokyo with 47.2% up and Aichi with 30.2% up. The highest occupancy rate was discovered in Shimane with 49.7%, while the lowest in Kyoto with 23.7%.