Statistics

Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 17% in April 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 17% in April 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

The total number of guest nights in April 2024 (provisionally) was up 11.9% year on year to 50.9 million, which were also up 0.5% compared to the same month of 2019, and guest nights of foreigner travelers were up 16.5% to 13.2 million.
Online sales of travel in Japan amounted to record-high 4.7 trillion yen in 2023, 1.7 trillion yen each for lodgings and air tickets

Online sales of travel in Japan amounted to record-high 4.7 trillion yen in 2023, 1.7 trillion yen each for lodgings and air tickets

The latest Euromonitor International survey finds that online sales of travel-related products in Japan amounted to record-high 4.7 trillion yen, surpassing 4.5 trillion yen in 2019.
Total sales of 43 Japanese major travel companies in March recovered to a 6% decrease over 2019

Total sales of 43 Japanese major travel companies in March recovered to a 6% decrease over 2019

Sales of 43 major travel companies in March 2024 were down 6.1% to 421.2 billion JPY compared to the same month of 2019. Sales in overseas travel were up 65.6% year on year to 116.7 billion JPY, but the result was still down 33.1% compared to March 2019.
A Japanese traveler spent 13% more money for domestic travel in Q1 of 2024 than 2019

A Japanese traveler spent 13% more money for domestic travel in Q1 of 2024 than 2019

The total amount of Japanese travel consumption was up 11.8% year on year to 4.6 trillion JPY in the 1st quarter of 2024, 3.8 trillion JPY for overnight trips (up 16.0% over 2019) and 99 million JPY for day trips (up 2.9% over 2019).
Visitors from Taiwan and Hong Kong to Japan are more interested in what Japanese people eat at home, paying attention to local supermarkets

Visitors from Taiwan and Hong Kong to Japan are more interested in what Japanese people eat at home, paying attention to local supermarkets

More than 90% of visitors from Taiwan and Hong Kong want to buy foods as dinner in department stores or supermarkets in traveling in Japan.
Trip.com received more travel bookings from China to Japan in Q1 of 2024 than 2019, increasing travelers to local areas

Trip.com received more travel bookings from China to Japan in Q1 of 2024 than 2019, increasing travelers to local areas

Trip.com received more travel bookings from mainland China to Japan in the first quarter of 2024 than the same period of 2019, and bookings in local areas of Japan have increased.
Japanese outbound travelers in April 2024 still remained half of April 2019

Japanese outbound travelers in April 2024 still remained half of April 2019

The number of Japanese outbound travelers was down 46.7% to 888,800 in April 2024 compared to the same month 2019.
International visitors to Japan exceeded 3 million in April 2024 for two months in a row, already reaching 10 million in total

International visitors to Japan exceeded 3 million in April 2024 for two months in a row, already reaching 10 million in total

The number of international visitors to Japan in April 2024 was up 4.0% to 3,042,900 compared to the same month of 2019. For the first four months of 2024. the total already reached 11.6 million visitors in total.
Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 33% in March 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 33% in March 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

The total number of guest nights in March 2024 (provisionally) was up 8.2% year on year to 54.9 million, which consisted of 42.2 million Japanese guests (up 1.3%) and 12.7 million foreigners' guests (up 33.4%).
85% of travel and hospitality business operators in Japan are forced to limit their operation hours due to labour shortage

85% of travel and hospitality business operators in Japan are forced to limit their operation hours due to labour shortage

85% of travel and hospitality business operators in Japan were forced to limit their operation hours due to labour shortage. The hospitality industry has struggled with their operations, such as reduce in operation days (51%).
Japanese remote workers in Tokyo remain 40% with more hybrid-typed works combing with coming into office

Japanese remote workers in Tokyo remain 40% with more hybrid-typed works combing with coming into office

The ratio of employed remote workers in Japan decreased from 26.1% in FY2022 to 24.8% in FY2023. In Tokyo Metropolitan area, the ratio remained about 40%.
JAL and ANA have received around 10% more international flight bookings for this coming Golden Week holiday period

JAL and ANA have received around 10% more international flight bookings for this coming Golden Week holiday period

ANA and JAL have received around 10% more international flight bookings for this coming Golden Week holiday period. ANA's bookings on Honolulu flights increased by 1.5 times to record-high 15,993.
Japanese outbound travelers still recovered slowly to 1.2 million in March 2024

Japanese outbound travelers still recovered slowly to 1.2 million in March 2024

The number of Japanese outbound travelers was down 36.8% to 1,219,800 in March 2024 compared to the same month 2019.
International visitors to Japan exceeded 3 million in March 2024, the record-breaking single month result in the history

International visitors to Japan exceeded 3 million in March 2024, the record-breaking single month result in the history

The number of international visitors to Japan in March 2024 was up 11.6% to record-high 3,081,600 on a single month, boosted by cherry blossom and the Easter break.
Guest nights in home-sharing in Japan for the first two months of 2024 were 30% more than a year ago

Guest nights in home-sharing in Japan for the first two months of 2024 were 30% more than a year ago

The number of guest nights in lawfully-registered home-sharing properties for the first two months of 2024 was up 27.7% to 239,333 compared to a year ago. Tokyo had the most 132,137 guest days.
Interest in overseas travel of Japanese people is much lower than the world’s average

Interest in overseas travel of Japanese people is much lower than the world’s average

American Express International’s survey ‘American Express Global Travel Trend Report’ finds the ratio of Japanese people who answered that they want to travel overseas more than before in 2024 was just 15%, which was much lower than the world average.
Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 23% in February 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 23% in February 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

The total number of guest nights in February 2024 (provisionally) was up 17.0% year on year to 48.2 million. Guest nights by foreigner travelers were up 23.4% to 11.4 million compared to the same month of 2019.
Japanese outbound travelers still recovered slowly in February 2024

Japanese outbound travelers still recovered slowly in February 2024

The number of Japanese outbound travelers was down 36.2% to 978,900 in February 2024 compared to the same month 2019.
International visitors to Japan were record-high 2.8 million for February

International visitors to Japan were record-high 2.8 million for February

The number of international visitors to Japan in February 2024 was up 7.1% to 2,788,000 compared to the same month of 2019, which were record-high on a single month basis after the pandemic.
Japanese passport issues were up 2.8 times to 3.4 million in 2023, with half issued to 30 years old or younger

Japanese passport issues were up 2.8 times to 3.4 million in 2023, with half issued to 30 years old or younger

The number of general passport issues was up 2.8 times year on year to 3,401,533 in 2023. The total of valid passports as of the end of 2023 reached 21.5 million, about 240,000 fewer passports than a year ago.