In the “International Tourist Arrivals by Country/Region Rankings” of 2019, Japan ranked 12th (3rd in Asia) with 31.88 million people, while Japan ranked 11th (3rd in Asia) with 31.19 million people in 2018.
In the “International Tourism Revenue by Country/Region Ranking” of 2019, Japan ranked 7th (2nd in Asia) with $46.1 billion, while Japan ranked 9th (2nd in Asia) with $42.1 billion in 2018.
In the “International Tourist Departures by Country/Region Rankings” of 2019, Japan ranked 14th (4th in Asia) with 20.08 million people, while Japan ranked 18th (4th in Asia) with 18.95 million people in 2018.
In the “International Tourism Expenditure by Country/Region Rankings “of 2019, Japan ranked 16th (6th in Asia) with $21.3 billion, while Japan ranked 16th (6th in Asia) with $20.2 billion dollars in 2018
According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the number of international tourists in 2020 was 394 million people, which is 1.72 million people less than that in 2019 (up 73.1% from 2019). There was a significant reduction in the number due to travel restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, etc.
According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), in 2020, the share of the travel and tourism industry in the world’s GDP was roughly halved from about 10.4% to about 5.5%, and the number of tourism-related industry workers decreased by about 62 million people (down about 18.5% from 2019).
The number of international visitors to Japan in 2020 was 4.12 million (down 87.1% from 2019). The breakdown of the number is as follows: 3.32 million people from Asia (80.6 % of the total), including 2.6 million people from East Asia (63.1%) and 690,000 people from Southeast Asia (16.8%), 270,000 people from North America (6.6 %) and 150,000 people from 5 major European countries (UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain) (3.6%).