|Above, Kyoto's Kinkaku-ji "Golden Pavilion". Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
If the latest news on the percentage of foreign visitors in Kyoto's hotels is any indication, it appears that more foreigners are visiting Japan's ancient capital.
According to Japan Property Central:
A survey of 36 leading hotels in Kyoto has found that the percentage of foreign guests has exceeded 40% for the first time since reporting began in 2014. According to the Kyoto City Tourism Association, the share of foreign guests in 2017 was 40.5%, up 3.2 points from 2016. The busiest season for foreign tourists was April, with a share of 50.9%, up 5.3 points from the previous year.
The hotels reported an occupancy ratio of 88.8%, down 0.1 points from 2016. January, which is typically the worst month for tourism, had an occupancy ratio of 75.7%, up 4.3 points from 2016.
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