As of January 7, 2019, travellers leaving Japan, regardless of their nationality, will have to pay a 1,000-JPY tax upon departure. The revenue will be used to improve immigration facilities at ports and airports, such as facial recognition gates.
Japan to begin collecting ¥1,000 departure tax...
Twenty-eight million foreign visitors to Japan in 2017, more than 30 million in 2018: Japan is slowly approaching the target of 40 million annual visitors set by the government for 2020.
Source: Foreign tourists in Japan set to hit record 30 million in 2018 | The Japan Times
Tied with the...
2013: 10m foreign visitors
The Japanese government still aims at 40m foreign visitors in 2020 and it looks as if they will reach their goal.
Japan rewrites tourism record after 28.7 million visited in 2017
Japan attracted a record 28.69 million...
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10 million foreign visitors in 2013, 13m in 2014, 19,7m in 2015, and finally topping the 20m mark: 24m in 2016! The Japanese government now aims at a staggering 40m foreign visitors in 2020.
Number of foreign visitors to Japan tops 20 million mark for first time
Foreign Visitors &...
Hi, my name is Kevyn, I am 27 and traveling to Japan from May 9-30. I'm excited as well as nervous to have finally made this decision . This is my first time out of the US and I'm traveling solo, so this is an important step for me, or at least that's how I feel. I am staying in Tokyo, and would...
I made a project while living in Tokyo, about the recent influx of Chinese tourists to Tokyo. A small team of us went out and conducted street interviews, we got some very interesting answers.
If this interests you have a look at the video, and I'd love to know what people think.