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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Japan Tourists Looking For Cheaper Accommodations

Above, Hotel Sunroute Asakusa in Tokyo. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Japan has been breaking records in numbers of foreign tourists visiting the country. But those numbers haven't translated into higher numbers for accommodations.

According to the Asahi Shimbun:
Japan’s tourism authorities are baffled. The number of overseas tourists is increasing to new all-time highs, but that rise is not necessarily reflected in the number of foreign customers staying at hotels or Japanese-style ryokan inns. 
So where are they all going? 
One theory is that they are spending nights in airport lobbies, express night buses, love hotels, 24-hour public bath houses, Internet cafes, or other venues not included when tourism authorities tally up the count.

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