|Above, one of the gates to Nijo Castle in Kyoto. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Japan's tourism numbers continues to climb. They are ahead of last year at the same time.
The Japan Times reported:
The number of tourists and other visitors arriving from overseas reached 1,817,100 in August, up 63.8 percent from the same month last year. There was a surge in the number of vacationers from China, government data showed Wednesday.
A record 12.88 million foreigners are estimated to have visited Japan in the year through August, up 49.1 percent from the same period last year and a significant advance on the goal of 20 million the government wants to achieve by 2020, the year Tokyo hosts the Olympics.To read more, go here.