Japan Tourism Agency reported that domestic travel consumption by Japanese people in 2018 reduced by 3% year on year to 20.5 trillion JPY in total, which consisted of 15.8 trillion JPY for overnight travels (-1.7%) and 4.7 trillion JPY for day trips (-7%). The market saw a year-on-year reduction for the first time in the past four years.
The number of Japanese domestic travelers was down 13.2% to 561.8 million in 2018, comprising 291 million overnight travelers (-10%) and 271 million day trippers (-16.5%). Expenses a travel a traveler, however, were up 11.8% to 36,462 JPY\; 54,300 JPY an overnight travel and 17,285 JPY a day trip. Each of the results was the highest in the past eight years.