Guest nights in Japan radically dropped by 77% in April 2020 with the occupancy rate of 10% only

Japan Tourism Agency announced that the total number of guest nights was down 76.9 year on year to 10.8 million in April 2020 (preliminary report), deadly damaged by COVID-19.  The monthly total was divided into 10.5 Japanese guest nights (-71.1%) and 260,000 international guest nights (-97.4%). 

Total guest nights on Japan since March 2018

The average occupancy rate drastically declined by 48.1 points to 16.6% in April 2020: 7.8% for ryokan (-31.6 points), 5.9% for resort hotel (-51.6 points), 25.2% for budget hotel (-53.7 points) and 11.8% for city hotel (-71 points), as the graph below shows.

Occupancy rate by category since March 2018

The total number of guest nights in March 2020 was down 38.9% year on year to 23.9 million  (secondary report), which consisted of 22.8 million Japanese guest nights (-40.7%) and 1.1 million international guest nights (-86.5%).

By prefecture, the biggest reduction was found in Osaka with -67.1% to 1.3 million. By nationality, the top was U.S. with 125,050 guest nights (-79.6%), followed by Australia  with 73,620 guest nights  (-61.6%) and China with 64,030 guest nights (-96.6%).

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