2023.04.19 18:47Nation

3月訪日客、コロナ前66%水準 181万人、回復に力強さ―政府観光局


2023.04.19 18:47Nation

Number of Visitors to Japan Back to 66 Pct of Pre-Pandemic Level

The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan in March stood at 1,817,500, totaling 65.8 pct of the number four years ago, before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Japan National Tourism Organization said in a report released on Wednesday.
   The number logged a 27-fold increase from a year before and surged from some 1.47 million in February.
   The rise was led by growth in the number of visitors from other parts of Asia, the United States, Europe and Australia, as well as the Middle East. Demand for trips to Japan rose thanks to the cherry blossom season and the resumption of operations of international cruise ships calling at Japanese ports.
   The latest report showed that the pace of recovery in the number of visitors to Japan following the country's drastic easing of border controls in autumn last year has been picking up lately.