|Above, shopping in Shibuya. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Along with record-breaking numbers of foreign tourists visiting Japan, they are also spending a lot while there.
News On Japan reported:
The number of foreign visitors to Japan in 2015 reached 19.74 million and these travelers spent an estimated 3.48 trillion yen ($29.6 billion), both hitting new record highs, the Japan Tourism Agency said Tuesday.
The number of visitors, increasing partly due to a weaker yen which encourages tourists to visit and spend when in the country, comes close to the Japanese government's target of 20 million visitors from overseas by 2020 when the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held.To read more, go here.