Statistics

International arrivals in August 2022 were still 170,000 only, despite more than 100,000 for five consecutive months

International arrivals in August 2022 were still 170,000 only, despite more than 100,000 for five consecutive months

the number of international arrivals in Japan in August 2022 was 169,800 only. The partial reopen of the inbound travel market since June 2022 did not work well, though arrivals were more than 100,000 for five consecutive months.
43 Japanese travel companies earned six times more sales in overseas travel than a year ago due to restart of package tours

43 Japanese travel companies earned six times more sales in overseas travel than a year ago due to restart of package tours

sales of 43 major travel companies increased by 60.5% year on year to 180.3 billion JPY in total in July 2022. Compared to July 2019, the reduction rate increased to 55.9% because of the 7th COVID-19 wave.
Japanese guest nights in July 2022 were recovered to a 7% reduction even amid the 7th COVID-19 wave

Japanese guest nights in July 2022 were recovered to a 7% reduction even amid the 7th COVID-19 wave

the total number of Japanese guest nights in July 2022 (provisionally) was up 29.4% year on year to 38 million, and the occupancy rate was 46.7% overall, 16.6 lower points than 2019.
Japanese young generation is motivated by ‘a sense of togetherness’ or ‘local unique experience’ for participation in an event

Japanese young generation is motivated by ‘a sense of togetherness’ or ‘local unique experience’ for participation in an event

Consumer Affairs Agency of Japan reported that Japanese young generation is more motivated by ‘a sense of togetherness’ or ‘one-time experience’ for participation in an event or an experience.
Japanese young travelers are still willing to travel on their own judgements even amid the 7th COVID-19 wave

Japanese young travelers are still willing to travel on their own judgements even amid the 7th COVID-19 wave

The latest JTB Tourism Research & Consulting survey shows that the ratio of ‘planning to domestic travel within the next year’ was slightly up 1.9 points from the previous survey in March 2022 to 41.1%. Regarding criteria to travel, 33.9% said that they want to travel on their own judgements.
The most-booked overseas destination in this autumn is Hawaii with honeymoon demand resumed

The most-booked overseas destination in this autumn is Hawaii with honeymoon demand resumed

HIS received 1374.5% more overseas travel bookings for the period than a year ago, and the average expenses are up 30.5% to 216,800 JPY year on year or even up 90.3% compared to 2019. The most-booked destination was Hawaii.
Ten lodging companies closed in July 2022, increasing year on year for four consecutive months

Ten lodging companies closed in July 2022, increasing year on year for four consecutive months

the number of lodging companies’ bankruptcies in July 2022 were 10, increasing year on year for four consecutive months. Total debts in July increased by 170.4% year on year to 1,647 million JPY.
An international visitor in Japan spent 260,000 JPY on average in Q1 of FY2022, higher than usual

An international visitor in Japan spent 260,000 JPY on average in Q1 of FY2022, higher than usual

spending in Japan by international visitors totaled 104.7 billion JPY for the first quarter of FY2022 (April to June 2022), and spending a visitor was estimated at 257,206 JPY, higher than usual.
More Japanese travelers see video sharing sites and SNS as travel information sources

More Japanese travelers see video sharing sites and SNS as travel information sources

The most popular travel-related website as of June 2022 was jalan.net, followed by Rakuten Travel and JAL. All of the top 10 sites increased unique users compared to a year ago,.Users of video sharing sites and SNS as travel information sources increased even compared to 2019.
How do young Japanese people choose their travels this summer ?

How do young Japanese people choose their travels this summer ?

Rakuten survey finds that the most-preferred accommodation cost is ‘8,000 to 10,000 JPY’ a night with the ratio of 23% this summer among Japanese young generation. The most-selected information source is ‘Instagram’ with the ratio of 62.8%,
Japanese guest nights in June 2022 were recovered to a 7% reduction compared to June 2019

Japanese guest nights in June 2022 were recovered to a 7% reduction compared to June 2019

The total number of Japanese guest nights in June 2022 (provisionally) was up 72.2% year on year to 33.9 million, which were 6.5% fewer guests nights than the same month in 2019. The occupancy rate was 44.2% overall, 16.4 lower points than 2019.
Works from home in Tokyo reduced to 55% in June 2022, while three days or longer a week slightly increased

Works from home in Tokyo reduced to 55% in June 2022, while three days or longer a week slightly increased

The ratio of works from home in companies with 30 or more employees in Tokyo reduced to 54.6% in June 2022 from 56.7% in May 2022.
Japanese domestic traveler’s mindset is changing to ‘I may as well choose better travel’ amid rise in cost

Japanese domestic traveler’s mindset is changing to ‘I may as well choose better travel’ amid rise in cost

Japanese domestic traveler’s mindset is changing to ‘I may as well choose better travel’ amid rise in cost, according to Jalan Research Center's survey. The ratio of domestic overnight travelers was 34.1% in FY2021, 2.9 higher points than FY2020.
Japanese departures overseas slowly recovered to 172,000 in June 2022

Japanese departures overseas slowly recovered to 172,000 in June 2022

The number of Japanese overseas travelers were 171,500 in June 2022, about 40,000 more travelers than 134,013 in May and more than 100,000 for three months in a row.
International arrivals in June 2022 were 120,000 only, despite partial reopen of the inbound travel market

International arrivals in June 2022 were 120,000 only, despite partial reopen of the inbound travel market

The number of international arrivals in Japan in June 2022 was 120,400 only, though the inbound travel market has partially reopened with the entry cap of 20,000 a day since June 1 2022.
Japanese teleworkers have been increasing amid the pandemic, as the survey says 45% telework more than once a week

Japanese teleworkers have been increasing amid the pandemic, as the survey says 45% telework more than once a week

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's survey finds that the ratio of Japanese teleworkers more than once a week was 43% in December 2021, when COVID-19 cases reduced nationwide, and 45% in March 2022.
The most-satisfied prefecture in domestic travel is Wakayama, rising from 8th in the previous survey

The most-satisfied prefecture in domestic travel is Wakayama, rising from 8th in the previous survey

The most-satisfied prefecture in domestic travel was Wakayama, rising from 8th in the previous survey, followed by Okinawa as 2nd and Mie as 3rd. The most-attractive prefecture for local foods was Fukui, followed by Ishikawa and Toyama.
Japanese guest nights in May 2022 were recovered to a 11% reduction compared to May 2019

Japanese guest nights in May 2022 were recovered to a 11% reduction compared to May 2019

The total number of Japanese guest nights in May 2022 (provisionally) was up 81% year on year to 37 million, 11% fewer guests nights than the same month in 2019, and the occupancy rate was 46.7% overall, higher than 43.2% in April 2022.
Yahoo! JAPAN data clarify updated travel trend in Japan, finding more active senior travelers

Yahoo! JAPAN data clarify updated travel trend in Japan, finding more active senior travelers

Yahoo Marketing Headquarters gave its insights on the updated travel trend based on Yahoo!JAPAN data at Travel Voice LIVE. The ratio of 50 years old or older who considered traveling as of April 2022 accounted for 44% of all of the age segment, up 5 points over a year ago.
96% of Workcation experiences in Okinawa say they want to come back again, but the biggest issue is cost

96% of Workcation experiences in Okinawa say they want to come back again, but the biggest issue is cost

95.6% of Workcation experiences in Okinawa answered that they want to come back again for Workcation. Regarding hurdles for Workcation, the most answers were found in ‘cost.'