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Mainland Chinese tourist spending in Japan down 15 percent

Mainland Chinese tourist spending in Japan down 15 percent

The per capita travel expenditure of foreign visitors to Japan in January to March this year declined 8.5% to JPY 148,066 (USD 1344) YoY, according to data from Japan Tourism Agency.

It’s a decline for the fifth consecutive quarter despite increasing tourist arrivals and total tourism spending.

Total International tourist spending in Japan grew 4% YoY to JPY 967.9 billion (USD 8.79 billion) in the first quarter, of which mainland Chinese visitors accounted for 40%.

The mainland Chinese tourist spending per capita in Japan decreased 14.9% YoY to JPY 225,489 (USD 2047).