Japan Tourism Agency announced guest night statistics in Japan in October 2016 (the secondary report) and in November 2016 (the first report). Guest nights reduced by 3.7% year on year to 43.2 million in total in October 2016 and increased by 0.5% to 41.3 million in total in November 2016.
The total in October 2016 consisted of 37.3 million guest nights by Japanese (-3.9%) and 59.4 million guest nights by international visitors (-2.4%). In November 2016, guest nights by Japanese are expected to reduce by 0.8% to 35.9 million, and international visitors to increase by 2.1% to 54.4 million.
The occupancy rates were 63.5% in October and 62.5% in November. In October, prefectures with the occupancy rate of 80% or higher were 17 for city hotels, 12 for budget hotels and five for resort hotels.
The occupancy rate in Osaka was still high with 95.7% for resort hotels, 89.7% for city hotels and 87.4% for budget hotels. Kyoto had the highest rates of 90.6% for city hotels and 87.4% for budget hotels. In Kyushu, the occupancy rate was 61.6%, as the rates in Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki and Kagoshima rose.