Statistics from the JNTO show that the total number of foreign holiday-makers visiting Japan last month was more than 2.99 million, up 5.6 percent.


China topped the list with the largest number of visitors hitting 1.05 million, a year-on-year increase of 19.5 percent.

The number of tourists from the US surged 6.9 percent to 156,000, while those from the UK reached 28,900, up 9 percent.

However, the number of visitors from the Republic of Korea was 561,700, down 7.6 percent compared to the same period last year.

Source: VNA