The number of people who traveled on major train services and domestic and international flights over the Bon summer holiday period rose from a year before, according to data from major domestic airlines and six passenger service firms in the Japan Railways Group.
About 3.28 million people flew on domestic flights during the 10-day period through Sunday, up 11.4 percent from the year-on-year, while some 520,000 took international flights to and from Japan, up 6.3 percent.
Passengers on the JR Group’s shinkansen and other limited express trains increased 3 percent to about 12.56 million.
A number of travelers are believed to have visited Mount Fuji.
A Japan Airlines official said that the number of passengers taking its international flights rose because travelers from abroad increased thanks to the yen’s decline.