Japan Domestic Travel
Okinawa Prefecture sells Okinawa to Japanese travelers as an alternative destination to overseas travel
Okinawa Prefecture and Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) promote to sell Okinawa to Japanese overseas travel lovers as an alternative destination to overseas travel in four categories of ‘America,’ ‘Hawaii,’ ‘Asia’ and ‘Ryukyu.'
DMO KYOTO forecasts the occupancy rate of hotels in Kyoto City will reach 65.5% in November, the same level as the Go To Travel month last year
DMO KYOTO expects that the occupation rate of 103 hotels in Kyoto City will be recover to 65.5% in November this year, reaching the same level as the Go To Travel month last year.
Japanese guests considerably improved in October 2021 after declaration of a state of emergency was lifted
The total number of guest nights in October 2021 was down 5.5% year on year to 32.6 million, considerably improving from 18.2% reduction in September 2021, and the occupancy rate also improved to 42.1%.
Tokyo Government subsidizes 5,000 JPY a night to travel in Tokyo by residents in Tokyo, securing a new budget for 600,000 nights
Tokyo Metropolitan Government has decided a supplementary budget of 3.3 billion to subsidize 5,000 JPY a night or 2,500 JPY a day trip to a Tokyo resident who travel in Tokyo.
Top ‘Onsen’ prefecture in Japan is Oita with high popularity to Beppu and Yufuin, followed by Gunma with Kusatsu
Jalan research finds the most-imaginable prefecture as an onsen resort is Oita with high popularity to Beppu and Yufuin, followed by Gunma with Kusatsu.
Japanese railway company JR East launches ‘Hotels along the line’ project, making a station as a check-in reception function
JR East, a Japanese railway company, and Satoyume, a local revitalization business start-up, launched a special-purpose company for ‘Hotels along the line’ project.
Tourism Ministry of Japan uses ‘Pokémon GO’ to help travelers discover local history in a designated city
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has launched the ‘Pokémon GO’ program in Odawara City to help visitors discover local history by virtually placing poke stops on the game.
Airbnb Japan is promoting farm stay in south Nagano area, working together with Iida City and a local DMO
Airbnb Japan signed a partnership agreement with Iida City and local DMO South Shinshu Tourism in Nagano Prefecture to explore farm stay in south Nagano area for local revitalization.
Sixty percent of Japanese companies hope that domestic travel boosting ‘Go To Travel’ program will be restarted within FY2021
57.6% of surveyed companies hope that domestic travel boosting ‘Go To Travel’ program will be restarted within FY2021, and the ratio was 76% among lodging, dining and entertainment service industries.
Desire to travel among Japanese people is getting stronger, while 40% of vaccinated people still wait and see
The latest Jalan Research Center's survey shows that majority is people who intend to travel, but still wait and see, even though vaccination has been extending nationwide.
A package of Tokyo subway all-you-can-ride ticket and tourism attraction admission is now on sale even for residents in Tokyo
Tokyo Metro and Bureau of Transportation Tokyo Metropolitan Government started selling all-you-can-ride ‘Tokyo Subway Ticket’ and a package with Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Sky Tree admissions even for residents in the Tokyo Metropolitan area.
The occupation rate of 100 hotels in Kyoto City is expected to recover to 52.6% in November this year from 27% in September due to higher domestic travel demand after declaration of a state of emergency was lifted.
Tourism-typed MaaS is tested in Mt. Fuji area to demonstrate payment and transportation by face recognition
Mt.Fuji Area Tourism DX Innovation Consortium including Panasonic begins demonstration tests for ‘free-hand tourism’ in the area by using face recognition digital pass for payments and entries in Fuji Kyuko railway and tourism facilities.
One of major travel agencies in Japan tests its original vaccination passport on LINE, the Japanese largest chat app
one of major travel agencies in Japan, Developing its original vaccination passport ‘Smart Corona Pass,’ working on LINE, Tobu Top Tours will use it for the government-led vaccination package demonstration program.
11 travel companies join the government-leading ‘vaccination and test package’ demonstration for their selected 38 tours departing mostly from Tokyo to a variety of destinations nationwide.
How are travel and transportation companies in Japan changing after emergency declaration was lifted?
Since declaration of a state of emergency related to COVID-19 in Japan was lifted, travel and transportation companies have seen good signs for demand recovery. How are their businesses changing?
Kyoto anticipates quick recovery of tourists in this autumn leaves season from low occupancy rate of 26.8% in August
Japanese guests in 100 hotels in Kyoto City were up 30.4% in August 2021 compared to a year ago or down 20.6% compared to two year ago. DMO KYOTO has foreseen that the occupancy rate will rise in November, the autumn leaves month, due to ease of travel restriction.
Ministry of Tourism of Japan is demonstrating ‘vaccination and test package’ for smooth and safe travel
Ministry of of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will begin demonstrating ‘vaccination and test package' for designated tours or accommodations, following lifting of declaration of a state of emergency on September 30 2021.
Okinawa builds a tourism data platform to deliver more effective information and expand local spending
Okinawa Convention &Visitors Bureau (OCVB) and other organizations will build a tourism data platform to visualize data on tourist needs, movements and consumption for effective delivery of tourism information and expansion of tourist spending.
Airbnb Japan gives financial supports for renovation of old folk houses in Tatsuno Town, Nagano Prefecture
Airbnb Japan signed a partnership agreement with Tatsuno Town in Nagano Prefecture, in which Airbnb gives financial supports for renovation of old folk houses and trial Workcation.