Himeji attracted record 2.87 million visitors in 2015

Apr 6, 2016

Himeji attracted record 2.87 million visitors in 2015

Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Hyogo Prefecture, attracted the biggest number of visitors among the nation’s historical castles in fiscal 2015, it emerged this week. Himeji Castle attracted 2,867,051 visitors, taking the No. 1 spot for the first time. Among them, ...

Mar 16, 2016

Number of visitors to Japan rose 36% in February

The estimated number of visitors to Japan in February increased by 36.4 percent from a year earlier to 1,891,400, marking the second-highest monthly total ever, the Japan National Tourism Organization said Wednesday. The figure was second only to the 1,918,400 recorded in July 2015. ...

Jun 19, 2014

Foreigners visiting in record numbers

About 5.2 million foreign travelers arrived at Japanese ports and airports in the first five months of the year, setting the nation on track to surpass last year’s record of 10.36 million arrivals, the government estimates. It was an increase of more than 28 ...

Tokyo Skytree falls short of visitor forecast

May 7, 2014

Tokyo Skytree falls short of visitor forecast

Shutdowns due to poor weather were to blame for missing the targeted number of visitors to the observation deck of Tokyo Skytree in fiscal 2013, the operator’s officials said. Almost 6.2 million people visited the observation deck of the world’s tallest broadcasting tower in ...

Jan 16, 2014

South Korea saw 22% drop in Japanese tourists in '13

The number of Japanese who visited South Korea fell sharply in 2013 as the yen continued to depreciate, according to the South Korean Justice Ministry. “About 2.71 million Japanese visited South Korea in 2013, a 22.4 percent drop from the previous year,” the ministry ...