According to a survey by the Japan Tourism Agency, British tourists in Japan are staying longer and spending more money, the Nikkei Asian Review reported on 18 August.
Between April and June, tourists from the UK spent more than those from other countries. With outlays averaging ¥250,000 per person per visit, they took the top spot from China. Of the total figure, 13% was dedicated to shopping, and 72% to lodging, food and drink, and entertainment. Average stays were 14.5 days.
Total spending by international tourists reached a record ¥2.04tn for the first half of the calendar year.