A tour to stay in a mountain cabin at the 5th station of Mt. Fuji in the winter is available at 79,200 JPY a person
Sato-koya, a mountain cabin located in the 5th station of Mt.Fuji, will begin providing a tour to stay in the winter. The price is 79,200 JPY a night a person, including a variety of activities and a guide tour.
the total amount of Japanese travel consumption was up 15.7% year on year to 6.3 trillion JPY in the 3rd quarter of 2023 (July to September 2023). Travel spending a travel per traveler was up 3.3% year on year to 44,361 JPY.
Hoshino Resorts, a Japan’s hotel chain, offers a digital detox plan for young guests, sealing a smartphone in a box
Hoshino Resorts, a Japan’s hotel chain, has started selling an unique stay plan without a smartphone, named ‘No Smartphone Stay.’ In checking in, smartphone is sealed in the box.
Guest nights in Japan by both Japanese and foreigners finally exceeded the pre-pandemic level in September 2023
Guest nights by Japanese travelers and foreigner travelers in September 2023 were respectively up 0.6% to 40.7 million and up 15.4% to 9.5 million compared to the same month of 2019.
The most-attractive prefecture in Japan is Hokkaido for 15 years in a row, and seven prefectures raise tourism attractiveness rankings
Brand Research Institute' survey finds that the most-attractive prefecture was Hokkaido for 15 years in a row, and the most-attractive city was Sapporo for three years in a row.
Princess Cruises starts selling Yokohama-based cruises in 2025, serving 17 cruises to rediscover Japan
Princess Cruises has started selling Yokohama-based cruises in 2025, serving 17 cruises visiting 34 cities in South Korea and Taiwan as well as in Japan.
A leading Japanese cruise operator unveils a new luxury ship, targeting not only regular senior travelers but also new customers
MOL Cruises announced that the Japanese cruise operator will begin operating a new cruise ship ‘MITSUI OCEAN FUJI’ in December 2024, expecting to attract senior working people or couples in Japan and even inbound travelers as new customers.
Okinawa forecasts that tourists will reduce 20% to 8.22 million in 2023 compared to 2019, as domestic tourists recover to the pre-pandemic level
Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) has forecasted that the number of tourists to Okinawa will increase by 44.3% year on year to 8.22 million in 2023. International arrivals in Okinawa are expected to reduce 65.5% to 1.02 million compared to 2019.
Japan is selected as top 3 ‘next destination’ in 11 APAC markets, and 85% want to spend more money for local experiences
Japan is selected as top 3 ‘next destination’ in all of the 12 targeted APAC markets except India, according to Klook, an experience booking platform. In contrast, 84% of Japanese respondents select Japan as the next destination.
A new medical tourism is launched in Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture Japan, in cooperation between accommodations and a local clinic
A medical tourism by collaboration by a ski resort, accommodations and a local clinic was launched in Hakuba Iwatake area in Nagano Prefecture for travelers who are concerned about their own healths.
Star Flyer is the most-satisfied airline among Japanese domestic flight users, and customer satisfaction largely relies on crews and flight delay
J.D. Power Japan ‘airline customer satisfaction survey 2023’ finds that the most-satisfied airline is Star Flyer. he most-affected factor to customer satisfaction is ‘flight crew’ with the ratio of 27%.
the total amount of Japanese travel consumption was up 27.7% year on year to 5.6 trillion JPY in the 2nd quarter of 2023 (April to June 2023). Travel spending a travel per traveler was up 11% year on year to 41,875JPY, which were 14.6% more than even 2019.
Royal Road Ginza, a JTB luxury travel retailer, ties up with Rikkyo University Wellness Research Institute to work together for creation of new wellness travel products. The first product focuses on ‘well-sleep’ and ‘onsen’ in Kamakura and Tsukiji.
JAL creates an experience-typed Workcation program in Hokkaido for corporations, including farm working or planting trees
JAL, Nokyo Tourist and Loyalty Marketing will jointly plan and sell pilot tours of an experience-typed Workcation program, including farm working or planting tree, for corporations in Bihoro Town, Hokkaido.
Japanese Agriculture Ministry launches ‘Farm Stay Promotion Plan’ with a goal of 7 million guest nights in 2025
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) launched ‘Farm Stay Promotion Plan’ with a goal of 7 million guest nights by 2025.
The most-satisfied prefecture for tourism among Japanese travelers is Oita, and No.1 is Okinawa in hospitality and Ishikawa in local foods
Jalan Research Center survey finds that the most-satisfied prefecture for tourism was Oita, higher than 10th last year. Ishikawa is the most-satisfied prefecture for local foods, and Okinawa in local hospitality.
Inbound guest nights in Japan recovered to a 8% decrease over 2019, while growth of Japanese guest nights was slower
the total number of guest nights in May 2023 (provisionally) was up 36.2% year on year to 50.1 million. International guest nights recovered to a 7.8% reduction to 9 million compared to May 2019.
Japanese outbound travelers are expected to double to 1.2 million in this summer holiday season compared to a year ago, reported by JTB
JTB has forecasted that a total of Japanese travelers in this summer holiday season (July 15 to August 31 2023) is expected to increase by 17.8% year on year to 73.7 million. Japanese outbound travelers is expected to increase by 114.3% year on year to 1.2 million.
International guest nights remarkably recovered in April 2023, while Japanese guest nights reduced compared to 2019
The total number of guest nights in April 2023 (provisionally) was up 41.6% year on year to 47.8 million. International guest nights recovered to a 8% reduction to 10.4 million compared to April 2019.
Sales of 43 major travel companies increased by 17.8% to 531 billion JPY in total in March 2023, compared to March 2019.