The Japan Policy Investment Bank and the Japan Transportation Agency conducted a survey of 6,139 residents of eight Asian countries and regions, four countries in Europe, the United States and Australia, focusing on their desire to travel abroad and the impact of the new coronavirus on their desire to travel abroad. The results of the survey showed that although the number of foreign visitors to Japan has dropped by nearly 99% in the past two years compared to normal years, Japan is among the top countries for foreigners to travel to, and it has been ranked as the top country that Asian residents would like to visit after the outbreak. Why do foreigners want to travel to Japan? What do they like about Japan? This questionnaire may give us the answer.
*This article is only a selection of items from the questionnaire. The full questionnaire (in Japanese) can be viewed by clicking the link above.
About the Survey
The following is the basic information of this survey.
Implementation period: December 1, 2020 to December 12, 2020
Survey area: 12 countries and regions including Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and France
(Note) The target population in Mainland China is people living in Beijing and Shanghai (50% in Beijing and 50% in Shanghai)
Target population: people aged 20 to 59 with overseas travel experience
(Note) Travel between China – Hong Kong – Macau, Malaysia – Singapore, Thailand – Malaysia, USA – Canada – Mexico – Hawaii – Guam, Australia – New Zealand, UK – France – European countries is not considered as overseas travel.
Number of valid responses: 6,139 residents of the above-mentioned areas
Top countries/regions to visit after COVID-19
Why choose Japan?
What would you like to experience in Japan?
The survey also investigated what kind of experience overseas visitors would like to have in Japan.
Information needed to travel to Japan
The following conclusions have been drawn about what elements people are more concerned about when planning a trip with peace of mind.
In contrast, travelers from Europe, the United States, and Australia are generally less concerned about the government and residents’ daily epidemic precautions, and some travelers are more casual and do not have any special information when planning their trips. However, travelers in Europe, the United States and Australia are more concerned about the number of infections and deaths in their travel destinations.
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