Roman Coppola, an American filmmaker, said, “Japan is the most intoxicating place for me. The Japanese culture fascinates me: the food, the dress, the manners, and the traditions. It’s the travel experience that has moved me the most.” Do you share the same thoughts with him? Is traveling to Japan a phenomenal experience?

In 2018, a lot of foreign tourists visited Japan and spent a record-high 4.51 trillion yen ($41.5 billion) compared to what they reached from the previous year. Tourism in the country is expanding in figures based on the initial report from the government. According to Japan Tourism Agency, a tourist is spending 153,000 yen per visit. In 2018, 31.19 million foreign vacationists came to stay in Japan.

Travelers from China ranked first and spent 1.54 trillion yen, followed by South Koreans who spent 584.2 billion yen. Tourists from Taiwan expended 583.9 billion yen while travelers from Hong Kong and United States spent 335.5 billion yen and 289 billion yen.

Japan imposed an increase in departure tax as they started collecting 1,000 yen from foreign holidaymakers. This is to reach the necessary amount to fund the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.