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Thursday, 25th July 2013
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Increase in tourists to Japan in 2013

There has been a significant increase in the number of overseas visitors coming to Japan's shores in the first half of this year. 

The Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) reported that there was a rise of nearly a quarter - 22.8 per cent - in foreign visitors to the country between January and June 2013, compared to the same time period last year. 

It seems that tourists have realised that it is now relatively cheap to travel to Japan, as the JNTO suggested the rise in visitor numbers was partly down to the recent depreciation in the yen. 

Additionally, an increase in low-cost carriers travelling to Japan has had an influence on how many people are now willing to travel to the country. 

The Japanese themselves are also choosing to undertake more domestic travel. 

According to the travel agency JTB, there was a two per cent increase in the number of citizens travelling within Japan between July 15th and August 31st 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. 

Written by  Mark Smith

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