Japan Tourism Agency announced guest night statistics in Japan in November 2016 (the secondary report) and in December 2016 (the first report). Guest nights reduced by 3.8% year on year to 39.9 million in total in November 2016.
The total consisted of 34.8 million guest nights by Japanese travelers (-3.7%) and 51.2 million guest nights by international visitors (-4.0%). Year-on-year reductions of guest nights of international visitors in hotels, ryokans or temporary lodging facilities continued for the last several months, although the number of visitors was up 13.8% to 1,875,000 in November 2016.
The occupancy rates were 61.5%. Sixteen city hotels, thirteen budget hotels and four resort hotels nationwide resulted in 80% or higher. The occupancy rate in Osaka was still high with 94.7% for resort hotels, 89.6% for city hotels and 85.8% for budget hotels. Kyoto had the highest rates of 91.5% for city hotels and 89.0% for budget hotels.
For guest nights of international visitors, the monthly reduction rate in local regions was 6.8%, much higher than 2.3% in three major city areas. In Kyushu, the reduction rate was 3.5%, lower than the national average.
In December 2016 (the first report), guest nights totaled 41 million, 2.5% more than a year earlier, which consisted of 35 million by Japanese travelers (+2.0%) and 59.3 million by international visitors (+5.3%).