Kyoto City suffers from labor shortage in hospitality services, where operators manage their businesses with limited labor forces
Labor shortage is still serious in hospitality services in Kyoto City. 65.1% of all answers said fewer employees than pre-COVID-19, and about 40% of accommodation and restaurant operators said that they lost 20% or more employees.
The hotel occupancy rate in Kyoto City was 76.5% in June 2023 with more than half of international guests
the occupancy rate of 111 hotels in Kyoto City in June 2023 was down 4.3 points over May 2023 or up 22.2 points over June 2022 to 76.5%. The ratio of international guests was 51.2% of the total.
A share of International guests staying in Kyoto City rapidly recovered to more than 50% in April 2023
The occupancy rate in Kyoto City in April 2023 was up 33.1 points year on year to 78% mainly because of rapid recovery of international visitors after the border open and the Easter vacation. The ratio of international guest nights largely rose from 37.5% in March 2023 to 55.1%.
Kyoto City saw the post-pandemic highest hotel occupancy rate in October 2022 and 4 times more inbound travelers than September 2022
The occupancy rate of 116 hotels in Kyoto City in October 2022 was up 9.3 points over September 2022 or up 24.9 points over October 2021 to 63.7%. Japanese guest nights in October 2022 totaled 533,611, which was 12.4% more nights than September 2022.
Metaverse space of Kyoto City opens in a virtual space Shibuya to deliver tradition and tourism attractions
Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) opened Metaverse space ‘Kyoto PlLUS X’ in virtual space ‘Shibuya Miyashita Park Powered by PARALLEL SITE’ to deliver and experience tradition and tourism attractions virtually.
Miyama in Kyoto and Niseko in Hokkaido are selected as UNWTO Best Tourism Villages for their SDGs efforts
Miyama in Kyoto and Niseko in Hokkaido were selected as UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)‘Best Tourism Villages 2021’ based on SDGs to preserve local communities and cultures.
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.
Six Sense Kyoto will open in the spring of 2024. The Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG)’s luxury hotel brand will be the first appearance in Japan.
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.
Kyoto City supports a MICE organizer by subsidizing the expense of up to 3 million JPY for PCR tests
Kyoto City and Kyoto Convention Bureau launched a support program to subsidize four-fifths of the expense on PCR tests for a MICE organizer.
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.
Shangri-La will open ‘Shangri-La Kyoto Nijyojyo (provisional name)’ in December 2024, located north side of World Heritage Nijyojyo, in cooperation with Samty Group, a real estate company.
Closed accommodations outnumbered opened accommodations in Kyoto City through 2020 amid the pandemic
The total number of Japanese guests in major hotels in Kyoto City was down 32.5% year on year in 2020. New 518 hotels opened, while 580 hotels closed through 2020. The total number of hotels in Kyoto City decreased year on year for the first time since 2015.
More than 60% of all bookings in hotels in Kyoto City were cancelled in New Year holiday period due to suspension of ‘Go To Travel’
DMO KYOTO announced that the occupation rate of 35 hotels in Kyoto City was 31.1% in the New Year holiday period, and 63.8% of all bookings in the period were cancelled following the announcement of the tentative suspension of 'Go To Travel' nationwide on December 14 2020.
Kyoto City saw a 43% increase in Japanese guest nights in hotels in November 2020, the largest YOY growth ever
Japanese guest nights in 66 hotels were up 42.8% year on year in November 2020, which was the largest YOY growth since the survey began.The average occupancy rate was 63.2%, 22.2 points higher than October (41.0%), improving for seven months in a row.
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.
Kyoto City recovered Japanese guest nights to 80% a year ago in September 2020, boosted by ‘Go To Travel’ campaign
Japanese guest nights in Kyoto City were down 23.9% in September 2020 year on year, but the monthly result recovered well to the 80% level a year ago. The average occupancy rate was 33.0%, 10.2 points higher than August (22.8%).
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.
Kyoto City launches a campaign to support local restaurants and lodgings, encouraging local residents to use them
Kyoto City gives financial supports to local restaurants and lodgings facing the COVID-19 crisis to encourage local residents to use them, in other words, to promote so-called 'micro tourism.'
Kyoto City delivers ‘Stay Home, Feel Kyoto’ movie contents to the world, giving chances to enjoy Kyoto at home
Kyoto City delivers ‘Stay Home, Feel Kyoto’ movie contests to let people staying home enjoy unique history and cultures of Kyoto, such as Zen meditation lesson.