Japan resumes inbound travel for a month, the number of tourists drops by 95% compared with the same period

According to CNN, Japan resumed the entry of foreign tourists with great fanfare in June 2022, just in time for the tourist season. But Japan welcomed about 1,500 tourists between June 10 and July 10, a 95 percent drop from the same period in 2019, according to the Japan Immigration Service.

“Resuming tourist arrivals does not mean that we already have a lot of tourists from overseas,” he added.

It is possible that when Japan decides to fully reopen entry to individual tourists, they will want to go. The catchphrase “revenge travel” describes those who have saved up money during the pandemic and want to spend it later on travel, and Japan remains a popular destination on travel wish lists.

Arry is a membership-based subscription platform that helps visitors to Japan book tables at some of Tokyo’s popular restaurants, such as Obama-approved Sukiyabashi Jiro and Den, which recently topped Asia’s Best Restaurants list. Since 2020, the company has had to go out of business.

Katie Tam, co-founder of Arry, said: “There’s a huge amount of interest in Japan and I think it (tourism) will pick up.”

Liu Wenqin, an intern reporter of Jiupai News

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