Boosted by a significant increase in foreign visitors, the number of people entering and departing from Japan via Narita International Airport during this year's Golden Week rose 12.7 percent from a year earlier to around 910,000, immigration authorities said Tuesday.

Immigration officials attributed the first rise in three years to the weaker yen and an increase in the number of international flights serving the airport.

The transit rate has been down since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The number of foreign visitors jumped 26.4 percent to about 444,000, while the number of Japanese rose 2.1 percent to about 466,000.

The busiest day for departures was May 2 and that for arrivals was May 6.