In these 3 years (less 1 month), I logged 22 visitors in year 1, 18 in year 2 and 15 in year 3, these are people who came and stayed at my place and decided to come because I was there (Zeynep, Henriette for example)
That shows the attraction Japan exercises currently and I could see the tourism growing at the same pace
However, let’s not fool ourselves, tourism is 67% driven by Greater China and Korea, unfortunately, in 2019, we faced a political crisis in Korea, a US trade war against China, demonstrations in Hong Kong.
The Japan statistics will certainly flag those but for 2019 and 2020 the numbers will remain positive thanks to Rugby World Cup and Olympics.
But what does the future bring?