|Above, Kyoto's Kiyomizu-dera. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Japan was just a hair's breath away from reaching 22 million foreign visitors during the period of January to November.
The Japan Times reported:
The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan in the first 11 months of 2016 reached 21.99 million, up 22.4 percent from a year earlier, the Japan Tourism Agency said Wednesday.
In November alone, the figure rose 13.8 percent from the year before to 1.88 million, the highest level for the month.
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