|Above, the Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion in Kyoto. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
For the first time ever, Japan has topped 20 million in foreign visitors.
The Japan Times reported:
The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan this year has already surpassed last year’s record 19.74 million, topping 20 million in only 10 months, the Japan Tourism Agency said Monday.
The number of visitors in the first nine months of this year was up 24.1 percent from the same period the previous year to 17.98 million and the figure is estimated to have topped the 20 million line as of Sunday, the agency said.
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