Tourists spending more in Japan

posted on April 24, 2016

More than 2-million foreign travelers visited Japan in March, the highest number ever for a single month. The amount of money they spend in the country is also increasing.

The Japan National Tourism Organization estimates more than 2 million people visited the country last month. That's up 31.7-percent from a year ago. The number of tourists from mainland China rose 47.3 percent, while South Koreans are up 40 percent.

The Japan Tourism Agency's estimate for January to March stands at 8.5 billion dollars. That's up 31.7 percent from a year ago.



source by nhk
Next bit of japanflyness

Enjoy 180 varieties of domestic and imported craft beer in Yokohama!

Let's bake mochi rice cake with the sacred fire, and bring good health of the year!

favorite_border

When Ginkgo leaves turn yellow, the festivity begins in Jingu Gaien.

The year-end festival at Nishiarai Daishi Temple.

Legendary foxes march around the city on New Year's Eve.

favorite_border

Legendely lovers meet once a year on the day of the Star Festival.