Japan Tourism Agency reported that the total number of guest nights in April 2023 (provisionally) was up 41.6% year on year to 47.8 million. The reduction rate over April 2023 was 6.1%, which were worse than 0.9% in March 2023.
Out of the total, Japanese guest nights were up 12.5% year on year or down 5.6% over April 2019 to 37.2 million, and international guest nights recovered to a 8% reduction to 10.4 million compared to April 2019.
The occupancy rate was 55.6% overall, 9.4 lower higher points than April 2019. By type of accommodation, the rates were 33.3% for ryokans, 48.0% for resort hotels, 67.7% for budget hotels and 68.2% for city hotel.
In March 2023 (definitely), the total number of guest nights was down 0.9% to 50.7 million over 2019, out of which international guest nights were down 20.7% to 7.6 million. By prefecture, Tochigi remarkably increased international guest nights by 65.5% to 34,570 compared to March 2019. Tokyo also increased those by 21.7% to 3.03 million.
The biggest international source market was U.S., followed by South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, all of which accounted for 54.6% of the total. Guest nights of travelers from U.S., Singapore, Canada, Philippines and Malaysia exceeded those in March 2019.