Japan is renown for being one of the most spectacular countries in the world. From rich, deep-rooted culture, traditions, and history to its ultra-modern industrialization, Japan boasts it all. People also visit Japan for various purposes such as business, education, tourism, and more.

Accordingly, Real Research launched a survey on the visit to Japan. To specify, the survey aims to find out what the public thinks about Japan, its sites, reasons for visits, etc. Here are the results.


  • 16.06% liked their experience in Japan because of the delicious dishes served.
  • 7.33% did not like their Japan experience because the transportation cost was high.
  • 20.75% say they got information about Japan from movies.

The Majority Have Not Visited Japan

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Figure 1: Respondents on visiting Japan

The survey starts by asking if respondents have visited Japan. While 44.07% have visited Japan, 55.93% have not.

Furthermore, the survey asks for what purpose did respondents visit Japan? In reply, 18.77% say for business, 13.73% say on tour/vacation, and 8.74% say for education. Moreover, 4.73% say to visit family/relatives/friends and 3.85% say for cultural events.

Next, the survey asks respondents about what cities in Japan they have visited. Here, 24.61% say ‘Tokyo’, 9.27% say ‘Osaka’, 6.08% say ‘Fukuoka’, 5.61% say ‘Nagoya’, 3.62% say ‘Nagano’, and 3.27% say ‘Hyogo.’

Most Respondents Have Visited Disneyland

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Figure 2: Tourist attractions respondents have visited

Next, the survey asked respondents what tourist attractions they have visited. The majority (15.87%) visited Disneyland, while 10.78% went to ‘Tokyo Tower’, and 8.33% saw ‘Universal Studio’. Likewise, 6.86% saw ‘Nagoya Castle’ and 4.92% visited ‘Tokyo Dome’. Lastly, 4.02% went to ‘Shibuya Intersection’ and 1.52% went to ‘Mount Fuji’.

Further on, the survey also asked respondents which activities they experienced or want to experience in Japan. A majority of 17.93% want to hike Mount Fuji. Meanwhile, 8.35% wish to simply experience Japanese culture, 7.91% want to visit a Michelin 3-star sushi restaurant’, while 7.73% want to watch Koshien. Lastly, 5.51% wish to ride the Shinkansen bullet train, and 4.80% want to simply eat ramen.

Accordingly, the survey also asked why respondents liked their experience in Japan. To this, the majority (16.06%) said a lot of delicious dishes are served, while 11.86% say it was a huge opportunity to experience traditional Japanese culture.

Additionally, 8.74% say one can come across multiculturalism aa there are many foreigners. Likewise, 6.57% say public transport is organized, and 5.92% say they met friendly people everywhere they went.

Respondents Feel the Cost of Transport Is High in Japan

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Figure 3: Why respondents did not like their experience in Japan

Next, the survey asked respondents why they did not like their experience in Japan. To this, all 17.33% said transportation cost is high, whereas, 8.29% said public institutions work slowly. Adding on, 7.89% say it is expensive in general and 7.03% say there is a lot of files to prepare when submitting documents. Moreover, 5.79% say the Japanese people have high self-esteem and 4.66% felt the food did not fit with their appetite.

The survey also asked respondents ‘what is the first image that comes to your mind when you think of ‘Japan’?. A majority of 22.62% chose ‘traditional’, 8.85% chose ‘safe’, 8.67% chose ‘conservative’, and 6.48% chose ‘environmentally friendly’. Furthermore, 6.19% said ‘open’, 5.37% said ‘historic’, and 2.59% said ‘clean’.

Next, respondents were asked which media they used to get information about Japan. A majority of 20.75% chose movies, 11.58% chose TV series/drama, 6.85% chose songs, 5.72% chose books, 5.16% chose magazines, and 5.19% chose social media.

To conclude, the survey asks respondents if they would like to visit Japan again. On this, 66.78% said ‘yes’ and 33.22% said ‘no’.


Survey TitleSurvey on The Visit To Japan
DurationDecember 29, 2021 – January 05, 2022
Number of Participants40,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.