Tourism Statistics

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

The latest tourism statistics as of May 2016*The figure is based on the statistics as of May 16,2016

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 the JNTO, the estimated number of international visitors to Japan in March 2016 reached to 2.01 million (+31.7% from 2015), recording the highest figure on a monthly basis, and exceeded 2 million for the first time in history.
  • 19 countries except Russia saw an increase compared to March 2015. With the Sakura season approaching and Easter Holidays, the need of visiting Japan was increasing among various markets, especially China increased by 47.3% to 498,000 visitors and its accumulated number by March has exceeded 1 million following South Korea.

1-1 Total

Person
Jan 2016 yoy Feb 2016 yoy Mar 2016 yoy
The number of foreign tourists to Japan 1,851,895 +52% 1,891,400 +36.4% 2,009,500 +31.7%

1-2 By country and region

Person
Jan 2016 yoy Feb 2016 yoy Mar 2016 yoy
Korea 514,889 +43.8% 490,800 +52.6% 374,100 +39.5%
Taiwan 320,963 +47.9% 349,000 +25.7% 328,400 +18.2%
China 475,116 +110% 498,900 +38.9% 498,100 +47.3%
Hong Kong 125,012 +42.5% 151,800 +38.8% 161,000 +37.3%
Thailand 61,115 +36.5% 61,300 +39.2% 99,700 +7.9%
Singapore 15,086 +27.7% 20,400 +25.2% 33,000 +42.6%
Australia 56,075 +15.4% 35,900 +18.5% 41,800 +43.3%
The entire USA 75,909 +22.3% 67,600 +14.3% 116,200 +21.5%
Canada 17,681 +24.1% 17,500 +7.3% 26,600 +22.9%
The entire UK 17,616 +17.2% 20,100 +13.1% 34,700 +37.7%
Germany 9,659 +16% 11,300 +15.1% 21,100 +14.8%
France 12,077 +20.3% 14,500 +21.3% 22,100 +22.2%
- Asia 1,609,529 +58.1% TBA TBA TBA TBA
- North America 96,753 +23% TBA TBA TBA TBA
- Oceania 61,443 +16.6% TBA TBA TBA TBA
- Europe 76,718 +22.1% TBA TBA TBA TBA
Source : JNTO
※TBA = To Be Announced