Visitors' hotel stays in Japan climb to record 71 million

Mar 3, 2017

Visitors' hotel stays in Japan climb to record 71 million

Hotel stays by visitors to Japan rose an estimated 8 percent to a record 70.88 million in 2016 as the government’s tourism drive bore more fruit, the Japan Tourism Agency said in a preliminary report Friday. Foreign visitors accounted for 14.3 percent of all ...

Struggling Buddhist temples turn to tours to boost finances

Mar 3, 2017

Struggling Buddhist temples turn to tours to boost finances

A Tokyo-based firm offering tours at temples in Tokyo and Kyoto, where visitors can transcribe Buddhist sutras and meditate in a zazen seated position, says the attraction is proving popular among tourists. The operator, Share Wing, which started the service in collaboration with travel ...