|Above, an up-river view of the Sumida River from the Tokyo Skytree. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Japan nearly reached their 2020 target goal of 20 million foreign visitors last year.
Nippon.com has an analysis on where the tourists are coming from, how much they spent and where Japan ranks in foreign tourism in the world.
They begin with:
Japan saw a record 19.7 million international visitors in 2015. This included almost 5 million Chinese tourists, more than double the number for 2014, whose extravagant spending helped push total travel outlays for the year to over ¥3 trillion.To read more, go here.