|Above, the torii gate at the Itsukushima Shrine at Miyajima. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Japan saw a new record number of foreign tourists for the month of August.
The Japan Times reported:
The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan in August rose 12.8 percent from a year earlier to 2,049,200, a record high for August and topping 2 million for the second straight month, the Japan Tourism Agency said Wednesday.
The number of foreign visitors from January through August this year totaled 16,059,500, up 24.7 percent. The number exceeded 15 million at a faster pace than last year, when the number of foreign visitors for the entire year was a record high.To read more, go here.