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Number of domestic travelers in Japan 2011-2019

In 2019, the number of domestic travelers in Japan amounted to around 587.1 million, a decrease from about 612.5 million in 2011. In 2018, travel activity dropped from a record high to a decade-low, following several natural disasters hitting the Japanese archipelago.

Most popular travel destinations

The most visited prefectures of Japanese travelers are primarily regions surrounding large metropolises and well-known tourist attractions, with Tokyo prefecture heading the ranking. The capital city is a major destination of business-related travels, being home to large multinational corporations. At the same time, more than half of Japanese visitors were traveling to Tokyo for the purpose of leisure and sightseeing in 2019. While the city center draws in travelers with its bustling city life, mountainous regions on the outskirts are popular for nature sightseeing and outdoor activities.

What do tourists want to do?

The leading goals of domestic tourists in Japan were relaxed leisure activities, such as nature and scenery sightseeing or bathing in a hot spring (onsen). A tourist hotspot known for its scenic view surrounds the active stratovolcano Mt. Fuji, which is a national symbol of Japan. The highest mountain on the archipelago attracts more than 200 thousand mountaineers to its peak yearly. It is popular among leisure tourists, who want to relax in the famous hot springs of Hakone town at the border of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.

Total number of domestic travelers in Japan from 2011 to 2019

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures are based on the results of quarterly surveys.
Values have been rounded.

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