Tourism in Japan jumped 34.6% in 2012

Tourism in Japan jumped 34.6 in 2012

 

The number of foreign visitors to Japan increased approximately by 34.6 %  the Japan National Tourism Organisation said.

The key factor contributing to the surge in foreign tourists numbers includes lower airfares following the market entry of budget airlines.

By country and region, the annual numbers of visitors from China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam all hit record highs, the Japan National Tourism Organisation said.