In 2019, 31,88 million foreigners have visited Japan. This represents a 2,2% increase relative to the year before. Historically, Japan has had an economically weak hotel sector which has not reached the levels expected of the world’s third largest economy. In recent years, the sector has grown after undergoing a major recovery following the damage endured during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Japan Times, Japan’s hotels logged record 6.78 million foreign guests in March as less popular regions reeled in tourists, 2018
Japan National Tourism Organization, 2020 statistics

Table of Contents

  • COVID 19 situation
  • Overview
  • Attitudes to Tourism
  • Accommodation Options
    • Traditional
    • Western-Style
    • Dormitories & Hostels
    • Unconventional Options
    • Apartment Rental
    • Minpaku
  • Omotenashi
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs
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