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Number of Inbound and Outbound Travelers

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Last Update : 2017/1/20

On this page, you will find the number of international visitors to Japan and the number of Japanese travelers abroad.

Number of International Visitors to Japan

2015:  19.74 million
(Source: Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) "Visitors to Japan")
Link to the JNTO homepage: (Japanese only)

An inbound international visitor refers to foreign travelers entering Japan. This group consists of foreign nationals legally entering Japan minus foreign nationals who are residents of Japan (both according to the nationality-based statistics by the Ministry of Justice), plus those in transit.

Outbound Japanese Travelers

2015: 16.1 million people (Source: Ministry of Justice Immigration Bureau, "Number of Japanese Departures")
Link to the Ministry of Justice Immigration Bureau homepage