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Thursday, 9th January 2014
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11.25 million visit Japan in 2013

Holidays in Japan proved particularly popular last year, it seems, with the Justice Ministry's Immigration Bureau of Japan releasing new figures today (January 9th ) that indicate a record high number of foreign visitors in 2013.

According to the data, 11.25 million people travelled to the nation to experience its stunning temples, bustling cities and incredible cuisine.

The total dropped to around 9.55 million excluding re-entrants and those staying in Japan for extended periods of time, although the figure still remains approximately two million visitors higher than that for 2012.

Immigration officers claimed that a weak yen aided the rush as it reduced travelling costs throughout the country, while relaxed visa requirements for southeast Asians also had some impact.

With all eyes on the country as it prepares to host the Olympic Games, it is likely that the figures will continue to climb as 2020 approaches.

Written by Mark Smith