In China, the popularity of travel to Japan has continued to rise, the Japan Economic News website reported on December 30,2019. But there is still much room for improvement.
The number of Chinese visitors to Japan has continued to increase in recent years, but growth is slowing and competition for Chinese tourists is intensifying, the report said. Japan's tourism industry is beginning to show a sense of crisis.
Against this background, Japan has also begun to increase tourist attraction. On December 19,2019, Japan's National Tourism Administration opened a firm in the city of Guangzhou. In mainland China, this is the third place after Beijing and Shanghai.
JTB Guangzhou, the local legal person in the city of Guangzhou, Japan's largest tourism enterprise, has opened a seminar for tourism-related enterprises such as hotels in Japan. Tsumoto, the company's president, said \"careful marketing of gender and age is needed in the future \".
Ask Chinese who have had Japanese travel experience or are interested in Japanese travel can find that although the expectation and satisfaction are high, the voice of pointing out the problem is not in the minority.
\"Japan's accommodation-related website is not easy for foreigners to use,\" said Liang, a 29-year-old woman working in Guangdong's Foshan financial industry, who plans to travel to Kyushu with friends in February 2020. However, to book a hotel via a website, you need to register the phone number and address of Japan, and the hotel does not seem to take into account the availability of foreign visitors. She said it was also difficult to find accommodation in rural areas.
Chen, a 31-year-old woman who works for Guangzhou's IT business, also plans a trip to Tokyo and Hokkaido for the Spring Festival in 2020. What makes them feel cumbersome is the visa process,\" the need to submit a lot of information to prove identity, feel very troublesome,[ before] get a korean visa more simple.\"
Chen, a 33-year-old man who works in Chengdu, travels to Japan two to three times a year. He is satisfied with the travel itself, but not with the transportation infrastructure. He complained that \"[ Japanese] taxis are too expensive, and for foreign tourists, railways are actually the only means of transportation. However, in addition to the difference between JR and the subway, there are many kinds of trains, such as regular trains, express trains and quasi-emergency trains. He also mentioned \"[ feeling] that there are a lot of Chinese tourists, but there are few instructions in Chinese \".
In addition, visitors are often heard to complain about Japan's barrier-free facilities. Chinese tourists aren't buying as much as they used to, but buying a lot of things back in Japan is still more common, so luggage is heavy. Chen said \"there are many places without escalators that are too inconvenient for people with large suitcases \".
and dissatisfaction with the differences in living habits. For example, in China, we don't drink cold water when we eat, but we drink hot water. Chen, a 28-year-old woman who works at a pet hospital in Guangzhou, traveled to Tokyo and Hokkaido in mid-December, but said \"restaurants don't have hot drinks, so they can only pour hot water into the kettle themselves and carry it with them.\"
\"There was no fork!\", expressing surprise at a woman in her 20s who worked in Shanghai. Plastic forks are usually used in Chinese-selling barrelled foam. The woman is said to have had no choice but to eat instant noodles with two toothbrushes in the hotel.
Chinese tourists account for about 30% of the total foreign tourists, the report said. For Japan, Japan may have a lot more to do in order for overseas tourists like China to enjoy a wonderful trip to Japan and make more people feel \"want to come again\" at the end of the journey.