• 食事が一番の魅力…外国人観光客の訪日動機

  • Food is No. 1 Attraction for Foreign Travelers in Japan

  • 外国人観光客に日本を訪れる動機(複数回答)を聞いたところ、「日本の食事」を挙げる回答が58・5%と最も多いことが、日本政府観光局が2009年に実施した調査でわかった。
  • The Japanese government tourism department conducted a study in 2009 asking foreigners travelling in Japan what their biggest motive for coming to Japan was (multiple answers possible) and they found most, or 58.5% answered "Japanese Food".
  • これまで「ショッピング」が3年連続で最多だったが、今回は48・5%にとどまり、「食事」が1984年の調査開始以来初めて1位になった。
  • Until last year "shopping" was the no. 1 reason for 3 years straight, but this year it was only 48.5% of the answers, and "food" became 1st place for the first time since they began taking these studies in 1984.
  • 今後は、日本の食が外国人観光客を呼ぶための大きな売りとなりそうだ。
  • In the future, Japanese food will be an important factor when attracting tourists to Japan.
  • 満足した日本の食事は「寿司(すし)」(42・1%)、「ラーメン」(20・8%)、「刺し身」(19・8%)の順。ラーメンは、特に台湾からの観光客に人気という。
  • The food that pleased the tourists the most were, "sushi" (42.1%), "ramen noodles" (20.8%) and "sashimi" (19.8%). Ramen noodles were especially popular amoung Taiwanese tourists.
  • 訪れた観光地では、繁華街でホテルも多い東京の「新宿」(34・8%)がトップ。買い物が楽しめる「銀座・有楽町」(25・4%)や、日本情緒が味わえる「浅草」(25・0%)などが続いた。
  • The most popular tourist spot was "Shinjuku" (34.8%) which has many shopping areas and hotels. Popular shopping areas such as "Ginza/Yurakucho" (25.4%) were also popular and "Asakusa" (25%) for its traditional Japanese scenery.
  • 家電量販店が多い「秋葉原」(20・2%)は全体で6位だが、中国人では1位。特に炊飯器が売れているといい、日本の食の人気が家電製品の売れ行きにも反映しているようだ。
  • "Akihabara", known for electronic goods shops came in 6th overall (20.2%) but was 1st amoung Chinese tourists. Rice cookers sell especially well, reflecting the popularity of Japanese food among sales of electronics as well.
  • 調査は昨年の冬、夏、秋の3回、日本での旅行を終えて出国しようとしている外国人観光客1万5355人を対象に実施した。
  • The study was held in winter, summer and autumn last year toward 15,355 tourists who just finished their travels and were departing from Japan.
4 Comments
shuyingfei

shuyingfei • Aug 25th, 2010

The difference between sashimi and sushi is, sashimi is just the raw fish meat in slices. Sushi is the raw fish on top of the vinegar sweet rice.
  • kostph • Aug 29th, 2010

    Oh, I see. Thx Shuyingfei!!

Josh

Josh • Aug 24th, 2010

I'm planing a trip to Kyoto/Osaka this winter. Does anyone know where I can get good Sushi at moderate price?
kostph

kostph • Aug 24th, 2010

How is sushi different from sashimi?