Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) reported that the number of international visitors to Japan in June 2019 was up 6.5% year on year to 2,880,000, which were record-high for June.
Visitors from China were up 15.7% to 880,700 (+13.1%), which were record-high on a single month basis. Visitors from South Korea (+0.9%), from Taiwan (+0.9%) and from Hong Kong (+1.7%) recovered from the year-on-year reductions in May 2019.
Visitors from 16 major markets resulted in record-high for June, and remarkable growths were particularly seen in Philippines (+25.3%) and Vietnam (+20.1%), which were getting close to the market scales of Singapore or Malaysia.
On the contrary, double-digit growths were seen in Thailand (-14.5%), Indonesia (-12.2%) and Malaysia (-16.4%). JNTO analyzed that the reductions mainly resulted from shift of holiday periods in those countries and reduction of air seats on the Japan routes.