Number of foreign visitors to Japan in April hits record

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The number of foreigners in Japan in April hit a record 1.765 million people. The number was 43.3% higher than last year, said National Tourism Organization

The total number of visitors to Japan since the beginning of the year to date is 5.9 million people.

By country, the highest number came from China with 404,000 people, an increase of 110% over 2014. Followed by Taiwan with 335,100. Visitors from Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong and the United States also increased.

Tourism officials attribute the rise in tourism numbers to the yen value, however we note that the ease of visa and travel is great for Southeast Asia.

In addition to Tokyo, Kyoto remains one of the best options for tourists and with excellent accessibility. Okinawa also has around 1 million foreign visitors a year. One of the vital roles in attracting tourists is the great Mount Fuji that spreads beauty throughout the country.

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