Japan Tourism Agency reported that travel consumption in Japan by Japanese travelers in 2018 reduced by 2.8% year on year to 20.5 trillion JPY in total, which comprised 15.8 trillion JPY for overnight travels (-1.5%) and 4.7 trillion JPY for day travels (-6.9%). The yearly reduction was found for the first time in the past four years since 2015.
Japanese domestic travelers were down 13% year on year to 563 million, which consisted of 292 million overnight travelers (-9.7%) and 271 million day travelers (-16.3%).
Travel expenses a travel a person, however, rose by 11.7% to 36,430 JPY overall. Travel expenses were 54,243 JPY an overnight travel a person (+9.1%), the first over 50,000 JPY in the past three years, and 17,264 JPY a day travel a person (+11.2%).
Travel consumption in the last three months of 2018 was down 8.4% to 4.6 trillion JPY, which comprised 3.5 trillion JPY for overnight travels (-8.7%) and 1.1 trillion JPY for day travels (-7.7%).