In 2017, 28,690,900 foreigners have visited Japan. This represents a 19.3% 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.

Foreign guests who made overnight stays at hotels and other accommodations in Japan rose 15.0 percent to 6.78 million in March from the previous year as regional cities attracted more tourists, government data show.

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, 2017 statistics


Table of Contents

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