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13 Million Visitors to Japan

All-time record set in 2014

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Tom Roseveare   - 1 min read

The Transport and Tourism Ministry announced on Monday, Dec 22nd, that the number of foreign visitors to Japan surpassed 13 million for the first time ever, up 30% from the year before.

A combination of relaxed visa requirements for Southeast Asia visitors, expanded duty-free shopping, and a weaker yen have all helped make Japan an attractive destination for overseas visitors.

The government has a wide range of initiatives planned to help boost foreign visitors to 20 million by the time of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, including easier access to Wi-Fi hotspots, wider acceptance of foreign credit cards and providing more information in multiple languages.

Tom Roseveare

Tom Roseveare @tom.roseveare

Creative Director at Japan Travel, based in Tokyo.