Tourism Statistics

This page brings you the most up-to-date tourism statistics and tourism / economic trend.

The latest tourism statistics as of July 2016*The figure is based on the statistics as of Jul 11,2016

We provide a number of Japanese outbound tourists, foreign inbound tourists and economic data with comments on a monthly basis.

The number of foreign tourists to JapanHistorical statistics are available here Historical Statistics

  • According to JNTO, the estimated number of international travelers to Japan in May reached to 1.89 million (+15.3% from May 2015), recording the highest figure for May. However the speed of inclease is slowing down.
  • The number of Chinese visitors, with 507,200 (+31.0% from May 2015), reached over 500,000 for two successive months. Besides, 17 countries except South Korea and Russia, have recorded the highest figure for May. By contrast, affected by the Kumamoto Earthquake, the number of visitors from Korea dropped by 4.2% from the previous year to 302,100.

1-1 Total

Person
Mar 2016 yoy Apr 2016 yoy May 2016 yoy
The number of foreign tourists to Japan 2,009,549 +31.7% 2,081,800 +18% 1,893,600 +15.3%

1-2 By country and region

Person
Mar 2016 yoy Apr 2016 yoy May 2016 yoy
Korea 374,057 +39.5% 353,700 +16.1% 302,100 -4.2%
Taiwan 328,400 +18.2% 384,200 +14.6% 375,500 +10.5%
China 498,054 +47.3% 514,900 +26.9% 507,200 +31%
Hong Kong 160,954 +37.3% 127,200 +6.4% 140,000 +16.1%
Thailand 99,692 +7.8% 131,000 +11.1% 84,900 +4.8%
Singapore 32,964 +42.4% 30,600 +23.2% 29,300 +19.1%
Australia 41,763 +43.1% 39,700 +16.6% 29,800 +20%
The entire USA 116,207 +21.5% 114,200 +19.1% 112,000 +21.5%
Canada 26,622 +23% 23,100 +5.6% 24,100 +16.4%
The entire UK 34,746 +37.9% 28,500 +5.4% 24,000 +20.7%
Germany 21,113 +14.9% 18,100 +15.6% 16,600 +15.8%
France 22,122 +22.3% 34,000 +25.2% 23,200 +14.2%
- Asia 1,658,040 +33.4% TBA TBA TBA TBA
- North America 148,217 +21.9% TBA TBA TBA TBA
- Oceania 46,243 +39.6% TBA TBA TBA TBA
- Europe 147,916 +24.9% TBA TBA TBA TBA
Source : JNTO
※TBA = To Be Announced