Japan Domestic Travel

Eleven travel companies join the government-leading ‘vaccination and test package’ demonstration

Eleven travel companies join the government-leading ‘vaccination and test package’ demonstration

11 travel companies join the government-leading ‘vaccination and test package’ demonstration for their selected 38 tours departing mostly from Tokyo to a variety of destinations nationwide.
How are travel and transportation companies in Japan changing after emergency declaration was lifted?

How are travel and transportation companies in Japan changing after emergency declaration was lifted?

Since declaration of a state of emergency related to COVID-19 in Japan was lifted, travel and transportation companies have seen good signs for demand recovery. How are their businesses changing?
Kyoto anticipates quick recovery of tourists in this autumn leaves season from low occupancy rate of 26.8% in August

Kyoto anticipates quick recovery of tourists in this autumn leaves season from low occupancy rate of 26.8% in August

Japanese guests in 100 hotels in Kyoto City were up 30.4% in August 2021 compared to a year ago or down 20.6% compared to two year ago. DMO KYOTO has foreseen that the occupancy rate will rise in November, the autumn leaves month, due to ease of travel restriction.
Ministry of Tourism of Japan is demonstrating ‘vaccination and test package’ for smooth and safe travel

Ministry of Tourism of Japan is demonstrating ‘vaccination and test package’ for smooth and safe travel

Ministry of of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will begin demonstrating ‘vaccination and test package' for designated tours or accommodations, following lifting of declaration of a state of emergency on September 30 2021.
Okinawa builds a tourism data platform to deliver more effective information and expand local spending

Okinawa builds a tourism data platform to deliver more effective information and expand local spending

Okinawa Convention &Visitors Bureau (OCVB) and other organizations will build a tourism data platform to visualize data on tourist needs, movements and consumption for effective delivery of tourism information and expansion of tourist spending.
Airbnb Japan gives financial supports for renovation of old folk houses in Tatsuno Town, Nagano Prefecture

Airbnb Japan gives financial supports for renovation of old folk houses in Tatsuno Town, Nagano Prefecture

Airbnb Japan signed a partnership agreement with Tatsuno Town in Nagano Prefecture, in which Airbnb gives financial supports for renovation of old folk houses and trial Workcation.
Rakuten Travel, a Japanese OTA, offers accommodation plans exclusively for vaccinated travelers

Rakuten Travel, a Japanese OTA, offers accommodation plans exclusively for vaccinated travelers

Rakuten Travel opened a special page featuring more than 1,000 lodgings with specific benefits for vaccinated travelers on its booking site.
ANA offers a 3-days/2-nights tour for Miyakojima with A380 ‘FLYING HONU’

ANA offers a 3-days/2-nights tour for Miyakojima with A380 ‘FLYING HONU’

ANA has started selling a 3-days/2-nights tour for Miyakojima with A380 ‘FLYING HONU,’ which is usually operated for the Honolulu flights. The tour will be performed on October 30 this year.
The Japanese government plans to restart social activities, including travel, with a vaccination passport as early as November

The Japanese government plans to restart social activities, including travel, with a vaccination passport as early as November

Japanese Prime Minster Yoshihide Suga said, "“The government has a plan to ease restrictions even under declaration of a state of emergency, and taking advantage of a vaccination or test certificate package."
JR East railway company’s NFC card can be used as a digital key for a hotel or an office

JR East railway company’s NFC card can be used as a digital key for a hotel or an office

JR East, a railway company, will serve ‘Suica Smart Lock,' which allows you to use Suica, JE East IC card for payment, as an entrance key for a hotel or an office.
20s to 30s males and females and senior males strongly desire to travel within the next year by June 2022

20s to 30s males and females and senior males strongly desire to travel within the next year by June 2022

JTB Tourism Research & Consulting’s regular awareness survey finds that 34.5% said they have plans to travel within the next year by June 2022, particularly higher ratios among in 20s to 30s males and females and 60 years old or older males.
Meta Tourism, a new tourism concept, kicks off  in Japan, visualizing meanings and values of contents on a digital map

Meta Tourism, a new tourism concept, kicks off in Japan, visualizing meanings and values of contents on a digital map

Meta Tourism, a new tourism concept that oversees a variety of content layers for a particular place or a particular phenomenon, has started its activities in earnest, when it held a kick-off event for Sumida Meta Tourism Festival on August 24 2021.
Domestic travel consumption by Japanese travelers in Q2 of 2021 increased by 80% year on year, but still 70% smaller than two years ago

Domestic travel consumption by Japanese travelers in Q2 of 2021 increased by 80% year on year, but still 70% smaller than two years ago

Domestic travel consumption by Japanese travelers was up 80.1% year on year to 1.8 trillion JPY in the second quarter of 2020, as the total number of Japanese domestic travelers was up 92.7% to 63 million.
JAL launches ‘Flight Subscription Service’ from/to Haneda in tie-ups with a subscription-based accommodation service start-up

JAL launches ‘Flight Subscription Service’ from/to Haneda in tie-ups with a subscription-based accommodation service start-up

JAL demonstrates ‘Flight Subscription Service’ with Kabuk Style, a start-up providing a subscription-based accommodation service ‘HafH,' offering a package of three return flights and three nights at fixed 36,000 JPY.
Japan Tourism Agency decides to re-extend a subsidy support for local tourism-boosting programs

Japan Tourism Agency decides to re-extend a subsidy support for local tourism-boosting programs

Japan Tourism Agency has decided to extend a subsidy support for local tourism-boosting programs to December 31 2021 from previously October 31 2021, following requests from prefectures.
JTB forecasts 40 million Japanese domestic travelers for this summer vacation period, 45% fewer travelers than two years ago

JTB forecasts 40 million Japanese domestic travelers for this summer vacation period, 45% fewer travelers than two years ago

JTB has forecasted that Japanese domestic travelers for this summer vacation period will be about 40 million, 5.3% more travelers than a year ago but 44.8% fewer travelers than two years ago.
KLOOK offers a driving lesson product for an inexperienced driver in Japan, expecting driving will become more popular amid COVID-19

KLOOK offers a driving lesson product for an inexperienced driver in Japan, expecting driving will become more popular amid COVID-19

KLOOK, an in-destination experience booking platform, sells a driving lesson product in Tokyo for an inexperienced drive , expecting to meet new needs from an inexperienced driver amid the pandemic.
Okinawa gives a blue wristband a visitor with vaccination certificate or negative certificate for safe and privilege traveling

Okinawa gives a blue wristband a visitor with vaccination certificate or negative certificate for safe and privilege traveling

To address economic activities and infection prevention together, Okinawa will give a blue wristband to a visitor who shows a vaccination certificate or a negative certificate in August and September.
AI-based sharing mobility service is launched in Japan, offering all-you-can-ride within 2 km from home at 5,000 JPY a month

AI-based sharing mobility service is launched in Japan, offering all-you-can-ride within 2 km from home at 5,000 JPY a month

WILLER has just begun selling AI-based sharing mobility service ‘mobi’ in Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture and Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, as a subscription service at 5,000 JPY a month.
Tourism White Paper 2021 of Japan reveals guest nights for ‘Go To Travel’ campaign totaled 87.8 million for six months

Tourism White Paper 2021 of Japan reveals guest nights for ‘Go To Travel’ campaign totaled 87.8 million for six months

Tourism White Paper 2021 reports guest nights for ‘Go To Travel’ domestic travel boosting campaign for six months and changes of travel trends in Japan, and also clarifies the current challenges and required solutions for the tourism industry.