Japan: 24.039.000 foreign visitors in 2016

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Japan welcomed over 24 million visitors in 2016. Total international visitors in 12 months 2016 to Japan reached 24.039.000 arrivals. Increase 21.8% over the 12 months of 2015.

According to Japan National Tourism Organization, the above figures are total number of foreign visitors to Japan, including both business visitors and tourists.

Top10 nationalities, visited Japan in 2016, are as follows:

China: 6 373 000 visitors
South Korea: 5 090 300 visitors
Taiwan: 4 167 400 visitors
Hong Kong: 1 839 200 visitors
USA: 1 242 700 visitors
Thailand: 901 400 visitors
Australia: 445 200 visitors
Malaysia: 394 200 visitors
Singapore: 361 800 visitors
Philippines: 347 800 visitors

Change in % 2016/2015 among international visitors to Japan listed in TOP10

China: plus 27.6%
South Korea: plus 27.2%
Taiwan: plus 13.3%
Hong Kong: plus 20.7%
USA: plus 20.3%
Thailand: plus 13.1%
Australia: plus 18.4%
Malaysia: plus 29.1%
Singapore: plus 17.2%
Philippines: plus 29.6%

The highest growth international arrivals to Japan in 2016 comparing to 2015 listed in Top10 fixed from Malaysian market and marked 29.1%. Growth of visitors from China to Japan increased 27.6%, reached 6 373 000 visitors.

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