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Monday, February 29, 2016

2015 Foreign Visitor Hotel Stays In Japan Rose 48.1%

Above, the Toyoko Inn Umeda Higashi
 in Osaka. Photo by Toyoko Inn.

The current boom in foreign tourism is paying dividends to Japan's hotel industry.

The Japan Times reported:
Hotel stays by foreign visitors to Japan rose 48.1 percent in 2015 to a record 66.37 million, government data showed Monday, amid a tourism boom helped by a weak yen and measures such as tax-free shopping and the easing of visa rules. 
Visitor stays are estimated by multiplying the number of visitors by days stayed.
We stayed in three different accommodations (2 hotels and one ryokan) during our October 2015 trip to Japan.

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