A slew of luxury hotels are nearing completion in a number of Japanese cities, with operators delighted at the state of the inbound tourism industry
despite the strength of the yen against other currencies.
Figures released by the Japan National Tourism Organisation show that some 4.2 million foreign tourists visited Japan in the first six months of the calendar year, up a remarkable 35.8 percent from a year earlier and the second-highest figure ever recorded for the period.
To meet the surging demand for top-notch accommodation in Japan’s second city, the first St. Regis hotel in the country will open in the heart of Osaka’s bustling commercial and entertainment district on October 1.
The city is benefiting from a sharp increase in the number of tourists from China, Taiwan and South Korea and the St. Regis Osaka will be in the thick of the action on Midosuji Avenue – often described as the Champs Elysees of Osaka.
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