Trend of Inbound Overnight Hotel Visitors from China

Kazumasa Takeuchi 


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1. Increase of Number of Inbound Chinese Tourists
2. Numbers of Overnight Hotel Visitors from China
3. Conclusion


The number of inbound Chinese visitors to Japan increased to a record 1.413 million in 2010. The increase was encouraged in part by the easing of visa requirements for Chinese visitors on July 1, 2010 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and occurred despite the fallout of the territorial dispute in the East China Sea between Japan and China last September. However, the Japanese government expects to welcome more Chinese tourists as ties between the two nations steadily improve in the future.
This report examines the trend and characteristics of inbound Chinese visitors and overnight hotel stays in Japan based on data from the Accommodation Survey published by the Japan Tourism Agency.

Kazumasa Takeuchi

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