Japan Tourism Agency announced guest night statistics in Japan in June 2016 (the secondary report) and in July 2016 (the first report). Guest nights in June 2016 reduced by 1.2% year on year to 37 million in total, but those in July 2016 increased by 2.2% to 45.8 million in total, which were record-high for July.
The total in June consisted of 31.2 million guest nights by Japanese (-2.9%) and 5.8 million guest nights by foreigners (+9.0%), and in July 38.5 million guest nights by Japanese (+0.4%) and 7.3 million guest nights by foreigners (+13.2%). In Kyushu, damaged by the Kumamoto Earthquake, guest nights rebounded from 18.4% down in May or 7.7% down in June to 0.6% down in July.
The occupancy rates were 57.2% in June and 63.4% in July. In June, prefectures with the occupancy rate of 80% or higher were seven for city hotels, three for budget hotels and one for resort hotels, which were smaller than a year ago.
The occupancy rate in Osaka was still high with 86.1% for city hotels, 83.9% for budget hotels and 78.8% for resort hotels, and in Kyoto the highest occupancy rates were recorded for city hotels with 90.6% and for budget hotels with 85.7%.
In Kyushu, the occupancy rate was 52.5% in June, 0.2 lower points than a year ago, however the reduction rate improved from May 2016.