Market Profile: Japan
Japanese Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Japan
JAPANESE ARRIVALS TO THE U.S.

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Arrivals 4,826 5,061 4,083 3,627 3,170 3,748 3,884 -942
% Change -1% 5% -19% -11% -13% 18% 4% -20%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS1(in millions)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 pr Change 2005/1999
Receipts $9,711 $10,238 $8,902 $8,492 $7,595 $10,051 $12,921 $3,210
% Change 3% 5% -13% -5% -11% 32% 29% 33%


JAPANESE VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES 2
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
PACIFIC ISLANDS 65.0% 2,525 63.7% 2,387
         
PACIFIC 20.2% 785 18.5% 693
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 9.9% 385 10.1% 379
MOUNTAIN 6.7% 260 7.6% 285
SOUTH ATLANTIC 5.4% 210 5.6% 210
EAST NORTH CENTRAL 4.6% 179 4.7% 176
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 2.0% 78 2.4% 90
NEW ENGLAND 1.2% 47 1.6% 60
WEST NORTH CENTRAL ** ** 1.1% 41
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL ** ** 1.1% 41
         
U.S. MAINLAND 36.2% 1,406 37.4% 1,402
         
Hawaiian Islands 41.3% 1,604 41.2% 1,544
Guam 24.0% 932 22.4% 840
California 18.6% 722 16.8% 630
New York 9.1% 353 9.0% 337
Nevada 5.0% 194 5.9% 221
Illinois 2.0% 78 2.1% 79
Washington 2.0% 78 1.6% 60
Florida 1.7% 66 2.2% 82
Texas 1.7% 66 1.7% 64
Arizona 1.3% 50 1.6% 60
Massachusetts 0.8% 31 1.2% 45
Michigan ** ** 1.5% 56
New Jersey ** ** 1.2% 45
Pennsylvania ** ** 0.7% 26


JAPANESE VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES2 (in thousands)
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
Honolulu 34.7% 1,348 36.6% 1,372
Los Angeles 9.0% 350 9.3% 349
New York City 7.7% 299 8.6% 322
San Francisco 6.9% 268 5.8% 217
Las Vegas 4.9% 190 5.8% 217
Hawaii (Big Island) 3.1% 120 1.5% 56
Maui 2.3% 89 2.6% 97
Anaheim 2.2% 85 1.7% 64
D.C. Metro Area 2.2% 85 1.4% 52
San Diego 2.1% 82 1.9% 71
Washington, DC 2.1% 82 1.3% 49
Seattle 2.0% 78 1.5% 56
Chicago 1.9% 74 1.9% 71
San Jose 1.7% 66 1.3% 49
Orlando 0.9% 35 1.1% 41
Boston ** ** 1.1% 41


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2005 2004 % Point Change 3
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)      
     Vacation / Holiday 78% 79% -1
     Business 16% 14% 2
     Visit Friends and Relatives 15% 18% -3
     Attend Convention 7% 6% 1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)      
     Rented Automobile 23% 23% 0
     Airline in U.S 21% 20% 1
     Private Automobile 19% 19% 0
     Bus between Cities 18% 19% -1
     Rail between Cities 4% 5% -1


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2005 2004 % Point
Change or
% Change 3
Prepaid Package 42% 42% 0 pts.
First International Trip to U.S. 28% 30% -2 pts.
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 7.3 7.7 -5%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $176 $158 11%
Average Number of States Visited 1.2 1.2 0%

 

Notes:
(1)  Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.
 
(2)  Only census region, state, and city destinations having a sample size of 100 or more are displayed. Due to quarterly data weighting by country and port of entry, some unreported destinations may have a higher proportion of total than those reported.
 
(3) Percentage-point and percentage changes are based on non-rounded data.
 
(pr) Preliminary estimate subject to revision.

 

(**)  Estimate not shown due to sample size fewer than 100.
 

Note: This profile shows only a few of the 35 travel characteristics data reported on international arrivals to the U.S. Additional information may be obtained for a fee. To learn more, please visit our website: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/research/programs/ifs/index.html

 
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries; Bureau of Economic Analysis
 
Publication Date: May 2006