Japanese guest nights in September 2022 restored to a 5.4% decrease from pre-pandemic level

Japan Tourism Agency reported that the total number of Japanese guest nights in September 2022 (provisionally) was up 70.5% year on year to 38.3 million, which were 5.4% fewer guests nights than the same month in 2019. International guest nights were up 179,7% over 2021 or down 90.1% over 2019 to 820,000. The total was up 71.9% over 2021 or down 19.7% over 2019 to 39.1 million guest nights. 


The occupancy rate was 46.9% overall, lower than 51.3% in July 2022, and still16.5 lower points than 2019. By type of accommodation, the rates were 34.5% for ryokans, 47.5% for resort hotels, 56.1% for budget hotels and 51.8% for city hotel. The reduction rates in comparison with 2019 were 4.9 points for ryokan and 27.5 points for city hotels.


In August 2022 (definitely), top three prefectures were Tokyo with 4.9 million guest nights (down 30% over 2019), Hokkaido with 3.6 million guest nights (down 8.0% over 2019) and Osaka with 2.8 million guest nights (down 39.4% over 2019). There was no prefecture increasing guest nights even compared to July 2019.

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