Foreign tourists spend more in Japan, thrilled by cultural events

Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

JapanAn increasing number of international tourists have been observed to be arriving in Japan as the tourism industry is encouraging spending on special experiences as well as personal items, instead of focusing merely on souvenirs.


The departmental store operators too have been recording a sportive sales outlook from foreign tourists particularly the Chinese travellers in a system known as ‘bakugai’ or explosive shopping.


In such a kind of shopping phenomenon, they have brought about products including home appliances for friends and families.


Japan Tourism Agency has stated that travel-related shopping inclusive of meal charges, hotel charges by foreign tourists had led to a generation of total ¥1.08 trillion in period of April-June. Out of that, spending on shopping has witnessed growth of 15% from the year before to ¥414.6 billion.


However, the spending every person has slumped by 5% to ¥57,420 that is quite lower than ¥77,000 for April-June 2015. This was the time when the bakugai demand was quite high.


The statistics reveal that a drop in the amount of per-traveller spending has been offset by the rise in the number of overall international tourist arrivals to Japan, as felt by industry sources.


The government of Japan has also set a goal of raising the spending by foreign tourists to ¥8 trillion in 2020 that is more than double the amount that was spent in the year 2016.


A survey of the tourism agency states that the spending by foreign tourists on leisure services had been around ¥34.3 billion in April-June marking a rise of 24% year on year.


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