Japan visitors show ‘robust’ recovery with 1.47 million in Feb1 min read
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Visitors stroll at Kiyomizu-dera temple, a popular attraction among tourists, in Kyoto, western Japan June 18, 2022. Picture taken June 18, 2022. REUTERS/Satoshi Sugiyama
TOKYO (Reuters) – Visitors to Japan dipped slightly in February but continued to show “robust recovery” following the government’s relaxation of COVID-19 border control restrictions, the national tourism agency said on Wednesday.
The number of foreign visitors for business and leisure declined by 1% to 1.47 million last month, from January’s 1.49 million, according to the Japan National Tourism Organisation release.
Arrivals were still down 43% from February 2019 before the pandemic hit.