Japan Domestic Travel

Japan’s domestic travel recovery initiative ‘Go To Travel’ will be suspended nationwide until January 11 2021

Japan’s domestic travel recovery initiative ‘Go To Travel’ will be suspended nationwide until January 11 2021

The Japanese government decided to suspend the domestic travel recovery initiative ‘Go To Travel’ nationwide until January 11 to make all efforts to stop infection spread. Compensation of cancellations for travel operators is up to 50% of the booked travel price.
Kyoto saw the first growth of Japanese guest nights in the past 13 months in October 2020 with the occupancy rate of 40% of higher

Kyoto saw the first growth of Japanese guest nights in the past 13 months in October 2020 with the occupancy rate of 40% of higher

Japanese guest nights in Kyoto City in October 2020 were up 2.2% year on year, the first monthly growth in the past 13 months since September 2019, and the average occupancy rate was also up 8.2 point to 41.0% compared to September, marking the first 40% or higher since Declaration of the State of Emergency.
Japan Tourism Agency boosts ‘decentralized travel’ as a New Normal traveling style

Japan Tourism Agency boosts ‘decentralized travel’ as a New Normal traveling style

Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) is developing ‘decentralized travel’ campaign as a New Normal traveling style. Using the special logo, travel operators are developing their original campaigns, creating decentralized travel-themed products and offering reward opportunities.
The Japanese government decides extension of ‘Go To Travel’ initiative to June 2021 and reception of small group inbound travelers

The Japanese government decides extension of ‘Go To Travel’ initiative to June 2021 and reception of small group inbound travelers

The Japanese government has decided to extend 'Go To Travel' to the end of June next year from originally January 31 2021 and also to receive small group inbound travelers step by step toward Tokyo Olympics next summer.
Japan’s domestic travel recovery program ‘Go To Travel’ excludes Osaka and Sapporo, where COVID-19 cases increase again

Japan’s domestic travel recovery program ‘Go To Travel’ excludes Osaka and Sapporo, where COVID-19 cases increase again

The Japanese government decided to exclude Osaka City and Sapporo City as destinations from the domestic travel recovery initiative 'Go To Travel' by December 15 2020 because COVID-19 cases have rapidly been increasing.
JTB launches ‘resort working’ subscription program in Okinawa, offering all-you-can-use services for a year

JTB launches ‘resort working’ subscription program in Okinawa, offering all-you-can-use services for a year

JTB has started selling the subscription-typed resort working program in Okinawa, which allows you to use a hotel, co-working places, rent-a-car, delivery of baggage and flights to resort islands for a year whenever you want to, by paying 30,000 JPY.
Japanese domestic travel recovery initiative ‘Go To Travel’ was used by 39.8 million guest nights in total, supporting 4,700 JPY a traveler

Japanese domestic travel recovery initiative ‘Go To Travel’ was used by 39.8 million guest nights in total, supporting 4,700 JPY a traveler

The number of guest nights for Japanese domestic travel recovery initiative ‘Go To Travel’ reached 39.8 million by the end of October, and the average supported amount by the government was 4,743 JPY a traveler a night.
Japan's domestic travel recovery campaign ‘Go To Travel’ boomed in a month after September 15

Japan's domestic travel recovery campaign ‘Go To Travel’ boomed in a month after September 15

Guest nights of the government’s domestic travel recovery initiative ‘Go To Travel’ reached about 31.4 million in the period between the launch day of July 22 and October 15 2020, doubling from 16.9 million announced on September 15.
Where did travelers go from Tokyo after Tokyo was added in the government’s domestic travel recovery campaign ‘Go To Travel’?

Where did travelers go from Tokyo after Tokyo was added in the government’s domestic travel recovery campaign ‘Go To Travel’?

NAVITIME Japan surveyed what Tokyo residents searched for their travels after Tokyo was added in the government’s domestic travel recovery campaign ‘Go To Travel' in comparison between the first weekend of October and the first weekend of September. The most-searched prefecture for public transportation was Ishikawa.
Japan Tourism Agency staff works remotely in Hokkaido to translate their own experiences into policymaking for Workcation

Japan Tourism Agency staff works remotely in Hokkaido to translate their own experiences into policymaking for Workcation

Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) staff themselves experienced Workcation in Hokkaido to translate their experiences into policymaking for Workcation.
Keidanren or Japan Business Federation seriously focuses on Workcation, working together with the tourism association

Keidanren or Japan Business Federation seriously focuses on Workcation, working together with the tourism association

Japanese influential economy body Keidanren or Japan Business Federation is addressing promotion of Workcation in Japan, working together with Japan Travel and Tourism Association and Workcation Alliance Japan.
 The popularity of ‘Tottori Sand Dunes’  soared as a driving domestic destination in Japan during the big autumn holiday week

The popularity of ‘Tottori Sand Dunes’ soared as a driving domestic destination in Japan during the big autumn holiday week

According to NAVITIME Japan, the most popular destination was ‘Gotemba Premium Outlet Mall’ in Shizuoka, followed by ‘Tottori Sand Dunes’ in Tottori and ‘Nikko Toshogu’ in Tochigi in big 'Sliver Week' holiday, based on driving navigation service data.
Japan’s domestic travel recovery campaign ‘Go To Travel’ has been used by 18.9 million guest nights for the first two months

Japan’s domestic travel recovery campaign ‘Go To Travel’ has been used by 18.9 million guest nights for the first two months

The total number of guest nights for the Japanese government’s domestic travel recovery campaign ‘Go To Travel’ has reached 16.9 million for the first two months, and a budget of about 73.5 billion JPY has been used so far.
Japanese guest nights were down 52% YOY in August 2020, not so stimulated by the government’s tourism recovery initiative

Japanese guest nights were down 52% YOY in August 2020, not so stimulated by the government’s tourism recovery initiative

The total number of guest nights was down 58.4% year on year to 26.3 million in August 2020 (preliminary report). The monthly result of Japanese guest nights worsened from a 47.9% reduction in July 2020 with no positive effect yet from Go To Travel campaign.
Domestic travel consumption under the state of emergency declaration in Japan was down 83%

Domestic travel consumption under the state of emergency declaration in Japan was down 83%

Domestic travel consumption by Japanese travelers was down 83.3% year on year to 1,004 billion JPY in the second quarter of 2020 under the state of emergency declaration, which was lifted on May 25.
TripAdvisor survey shows Hakuba, Nagano is the most popular domestic destination among Japanese travelers in this autumn

TripAdvisor survey shows Hakuba, Nagano is the most popular domestic destination among Japanese travelers in this autumn

TripAdvisor survey illustrates that 45% of Japanese travelers plan driving, outdoor or nature travels in this autumn, and among them, the most popular destination is Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture.
A local bus operator in Japan launches a new package product incorporating PCR testing in tie-ups with a local clinic

A local bus operator in Japan launches a new package product incorporating PCR testing in tie-ups with a local clinic

Local bus and tour operator in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture launches a new package product incorporating PCR testing in tie-ups with a local clinic to ensure safer travel and confidence in traveling.
Workcation is promising in Japan as an option of new working styles with COVID-19

Workcation is promising in Japan as an option of new working styles with COVID-19

The trend survey of Nikkei BP, a business magazine publisher, finds that the index score of ‘Workcation’ is rapidly rising, as Japanese workers are more interested in the new working style with COVID-19.
Local shopping coupons, as part of the Japanese government’s domestic recovery campaigns, will be distributed after Oct.1

Local shopping coupons, as part of the Japanese government’s domestic recovery campaigns, will be distributed after Oct.1

Local shopping coupons, as part of the Japanese government’s domestic travel recovery campaign ‘Go To Travel,’ will be distributed on October 1 2020.A coupon is equivalent to discount of 15% on the total travel price for shopping in a local destination and neighbor prefectures.
Kyoto City recovered Japanese guest nights to 50% reduction in July 2020, expecting higher room rates after October

Kyoto City recovered Japanese guest nights to 50% reduction in July 2020, expecting higher room rates after October

Japanese guest nights in Kyoto City in July 2020 were down 50.1% year on year, but the monthly result improved from 23.8% in June, and DMO Kyoto explains that room rates on OTA after October this year are rising to the summer vacation level.