Quake simulators draw foreign tourists to disaster learning sites

Jun 11, 2017

Quake simulators draw foreign tourists to disaster learning sites

Earthquake simulators have become tourist draws at disaster education centers nationwide, with a growing number of foreign visitors eager to learn about the hazards of life in a seismically active country. With the number of foreign visitors rapdily surging, some of the centers have begun ...

Tourists top 10 million at record pace

May 19, 2017

Tourists top 10 million at record pace

Visitors to Japan passed the 10 million mark last Saturday, three weeks earlier than last year, Japan Tourism Agency Commissioner Akihiko Tamura said Friday. According the latest data, visitors to Japan have exceeded 10 million for five years straight, but this time was the fastest ...

May 10, 2017

JR East to set up prayer room at Tokyo Station

East Japan Railway Co. will install a prayer room at Tokyo Station in response to an increase in Muslim visitors to Japan, mainly from Southeast Asian nations. The prayer room, with a floor space of about 8 sq. meters, will be launched on June 5 ...

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 494.18 ...