Japan Tourism

  • Japan: More than 400 cruise ships cancelled due to COVID 19 scare

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    At least 443 port calls by cruise ships at major Japanese ports have been cancelled, with many ship operators halting services amid fears over COVID-19. These cancellations at the Japan’s 10 largest ports for cruise ships could result in the …

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  • Japan will impose entry ban from 18 European nations and Iran

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Japan will impose an entry ban on foreign travelers from 18 European countries and Iran to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said. The measures would be the broadest set of border controls that Japan …

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  • IOC: Tokyo Olympics to be postponed

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Due to the global coronavirus crisis, a veteran member of the International Olympic Committee announced that 2020 Summer Olympic Games will be postponed.   Dick Pound, International Olympic Committee  mentioned that the games were likely to be pushed to 2021.  …

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  • Japan’s inbound tourism hit a record low from Jan to March

    Published on : Friday, March 13, 2020

    The business sentiment for inbound tourism among travel agents in Japan hit a record low in the January to March period due to plummeting demand mainly from China and South Korea amid the outbreak of the new coronavirus, an industry …

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  • Corona virus gives a big jolt to Japan tourism

    Published on : Saturday, March 7, 2020

    The restaurants at the Exitmelsa shopping center in Tokyo’s chic Ginza district are usually packed with Chinese tourists. But now, many lunchtime tables are empty, and this is a telltale sign that corona virus is impacting tourism significantly.   For …

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  • Major Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    The cherry blossom festivals in Japan have been cancelled due to the deadly new coronavirus outbreak, the latest in a growing list of events quashed as the epidemic spreads globally. This conventional spring celebrations in Tokyo and Osaka, which attract …

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  • Tourists upbeat in Japan despite coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    While Japan deals with one of the worst outbreaks of a new coronavirus outside China, foreign tourists to the nation remain largely confident – at least, for the moment — that they will be safe in the country.   There …

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  • Healthy passengers leave Diamond Princess though Japan criticised

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Hundreds of passengers who tested negative for the new coronavirus have started leaving the quarantined cruise ship in Japan amid heavy criticism over the country’s handling of the outbreak.   A Japanese doctor who visited the Diamond Princess at the …

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  • Kyoto tourism gets affected significantly due to corona virus

    Published on : Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    Visitors to Kyoto have gone down, with sites like the Arashiyama bamboo forest totally devoid of people.   Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto is one of Japan’s best-preserved areas, with 17 UNESCO world heritage sites attracting thousands of tourists to …

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  • Kyoto initiates ’empty tourism’ campaign amid coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Japanese city Kyoto is one of the most crowded tourist destinations packed with visitors from all over the world.   But as the coronavirus outbreak keeps visitors away from the historic streets of Japan’s former capital, a group of shopkeepers has …

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  • Japan may face $1.29 billion in tourism revenue due to COVID-19 outbreak

    Published on : Monday, February 17, 2020

    According to an estimate by a U.N. agency, Japan could lose $1.29 billion in tourism revenue in the January-March period due to international flight restrictions stemming from the new coronavirus epidemic.  The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) attributed the estimate …

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  • Japan tourism continues to suffer from trade war with South Korea and corona virus threat

    Published on : Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    For Japan, the last decade exhibited a period of remarkable growth for tourism to Japan. The number of people visiting Japan increased from just 6.2 million people in 2011 to 31.2 million in 2018, which is a faster rate of …

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  • Number of Chinese tourists to Japan is rising high

    Published on : Wednesday, January 1, 2020

    As the number of people from China traveling abroad continues to increase, Japan’s status as a favored destination is under increasing pressure from international competition to capture the lucrative Chinese tourist market.   The number of visitors to Japan from …

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  • Hotel price rises high during Japan Rugby World Cup

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    This year Rugby World Cup, 45 matches were played at 12 different venues in Japan. The influx of tourists from across the country and overseas led hotel occupancy and accommodation rates to soar on average by 47% and 69%, respectively. …

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  • Tensions with South Korea and Hong Kong turmoil are casting a shadow over Japan tourism

    Published on : Friday, October 18, 2019

    Tensions with South Korea and the chaos in Hong Kong are casting a shadow over Japan’s aim of attracting an annual 40 million tourists by next year.   As per latest figures, South Koreans, who are a mainstay of Japan’s …

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  • Japan braces super typhoon; Rugby World Cup and flights cancelled

    Published on : Thursday, October 10, 2019

    The cancellations were announced in Japan as cities, railways and airlines scrambled to prepare for the incoming catastrophic storm Typhoon Hagibis, which is expected to make landfall over the weekend.   As a powerful typhoon churned toward Japan, organisers of …

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  • Typhoon Faxai battered Japan; 100 flight cancelled and thousands stranded

    Published on : Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    Faxai, a powerful typhoon in Japan, left more than 100 flights cancelled, thousands of travellers stranded at the airport, and nearly one million households without power. The Greater Tokyo area encountered its most violent storm in history overnight as Typhoon …

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  • At Arabian Travel Market 2019, Japan tourism creates a colorful impression

    Published on : Wednesday, May 1, 2019

    Japan National Tourism Organization this week will be making a vibrant first impression at Arabian Travel Market 2019, keen on building 31 million visitors it welcomed last year, an 8.7 percent rise year-on-year.   The stand of JNTO at the …

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  • Japan tourism flourish as cherry trees attract visitors worldwide

    Published on : Friday, April 12, 2019

    In Japanese, there’s a popular saying: dumplings over blossoms – which means substance is better than beauty.   However, that might sell short the phenomenon of cherry-blossom season in Japan. In the course of couple of weeks, cherry trees all …

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  • Japan third largest travel and tourism economy pegged at $367.7 billion; WTTC

    Published on : Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    Japan preserves its position as world’s third largest travel and tourism economy, according to the latest WTTC research released last week.   Last year, travel and tourism contributed JPY40, 604.2 billion to the economy of the country. This is the …

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