With the rising living status, more and more Chinese would like to spend their vacation in foreign countries. In 2014, over 100 million Chinese travelled abroad. Japan, South Korea, the United States and some European countries are popular tourism destinations. According to data from Japan National Tourism Organization, China became the largest country of Japan’s inbound tourism market.
In H1 2015, the number of tourists from mainland China to Japan reached a record of 2.179 million. Meanwhile, in H1 2015, the number of Chinese visitors to Japan bypassed the number of Japanese tourists to China for the first time, and became the largest source of Japan inbound tourism market. China has become the largest outbound tourism market for 3 consecutive years since 2012. The increase of Chinese tourists has brought great opportunities for Japan.
South Korea, Japan and China are all located in North Asia, and enjoyed a more convenient transportation. Stimulation policy made by Japanese government also had a positive effect on the increase of Chinese tourists to Japan; in addition, the depreciation of Japanese yen also helped.