Countries that Visit Japan the Most

Name the countries that sent the most tourists to Japan in 2018.
For the year 2018, Source
Hong Kong has been given since it is not a JetPunk country
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Last updated: January 22, 2020
First submittedMarch 18, 2018
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Visitors
Country
8,380,034
China
7,538,952
South Korea
4,757,258
Taiwan
2,207,804
(Hong Kong)
1,526,407
United States
1,132,160
Thailand
Visitors
Country
552,440
Australia
503,976
Philippines
468,360
Malaysia
437,280
Singapore
396,852
Indonesia
389,004
Vietnam
Visitors
Country
333,979
United Kingdom
330,600
Canada
304,896
France
215,336
Germany
154,029
India
150,060
Italy
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Level 77
Jun 3, 2018
A huge proportion of Taiwan's population must visit Japan each year.
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Level 68
Jun 3, 2018
Well Taiwan has a population of 23.5m, and since southern Japan is just 1200km (the islands are even closer) I imagine it's quite easy to get to by boat or plane. So if we say 2.3m of that 4.2m above are unique visitors, then that gives at least 10% of total population visiting each year.

Nice spot!

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Level 86
Jun 3, 2018
The last few islands of okinawa are about 60km away from Taiwan but the international flights leave from okinawa's main island more like 300km away but still not so far. Not so easy to get there by boat (i've tried!). There are roughly 10 flights a day from Naha, Okinawa which means around 500k visitors do that route assuming they are all unique. The majority must be going to the mainland (probably Tokyo).

ps , nice quiz!

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Level 58
Jun 4, 2018
Speaking of visitors to Japan per capita, Hong Kong could be even higher, at about 35% of them travel to Japan annually
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Level 71
Jun 14, 2018
Wow, amazing percentages.

Living in a huge country like I do, I guess I don't realize how common int'l travel is for people from smaller countries.

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Level 82
Oct 4, 2018
I think it's probably fewer unique visitors, as some people in Taiwan visit Japan multiple times per year, some monthly or weekly.
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Level 52
Oct 7, 2018
There are a lot of budget airlines now that fly between Taipei and Japan. I was actually very surprised when I researched our trip to Japan to see these flights were so cheap and abundant.
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Level 57
Nov 30, 2019
Hong Kong and Macau is more dramatic
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Level 68
Jun 30, 2018
aka Closest Countries to Japan minus North Korea plus Europe
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Level 62
Oct 4, 2018
and north america
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Level 49
Mar 27, 2019
and australia
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Level 78
Oct 4, 2018
Italy? Didn't see that one coming.
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Level 83
Oct 4, 2018
Not surprised to see Thailand, but a little bit surprised to see it that high.
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Level 61
May 2, 2019
your comment saved my ass, i was missing one and it made me think "haha i always forget about the philipines" so i tried it and it worked lol
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Level 48
Aug 6, 2019
Maybe cause they were allies in WW2?
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Level 29
Oct 4, 2018
I forgot about South Korea.... feels bad man
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Level 21
Dec 6, 2018
why no hong kong tho? it has quite a significant visitor amount to Japan.

i mean like even though not a country, it is quite a significant visitor population, couldnt be neglected.

maybe the title should do countries/regions that visit japan the most to avoid political misconception

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Level 82
Mar 26, 2019
Hong Kong is considered a part of China on Jetpunk. China is in the list.
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Level 91
Mar 27, 2019
Look at the list again - Hong Kong IS there! It is pre-entered because it is not a country.
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Level 68
Mar 27, 2019
The quiz has been updated since that comment was made. Beforehand Hong Kong was left out, now it is included prefilled to align with the style of other quizzes.
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Level 71
Mar 27, 2019
Fact: Hong Kong is a part of China...... Fact: China is given a place on this quiz therefore Hong Kong's numbers should be under China: Otherwise list should include another list for Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing etc. etc.
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Level 68
Mar 27, 2019
Fact: Source separates them, therefore so have I.
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Level 82
Mar 27, 2019
Fact: you don't know how to use punctuation.
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Level 47
Mar 28, 2019
Fact: Black Bears are the best
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Level 82
Mar 28, 2019
Well there are basically two schools of thought.
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Level 51
Apr 4, 2019
Fact: Humans share 50% of our DNA with bananas
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Level 75
Jan 24, 2020
^ I'm not sharing my DNA with anyone. It's mine and you can't have it.
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Level 63
Feb 19, 2020
Keep going with the facts. Maybe we can make a quiz out of that.
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Level 66
Aug 27, 2020
My favourite country. I've had the pleasure of visiting twice (a pity about the 12 hour flight from the UK!). I'm looking forward to going back.
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Level 67
Aug 1, 2021
I find it interesting that so many Chinese and Korean people visit Japan given they've historically had bad blood with the country. Maybe it's just the governments of these countries that hate Japan and not their general population? If someone has an explanation, I'd be interested in hearing it.