Most Popular Nagasaki Prefecture for Japanese High School Travel in 2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic meant college and high school trips to more than half of schools had to be canceled in 2020 and those that did take place were more likely to avoid large metropolitan areas like Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto.

Nagasaki Prefecture was the top destination for Japanese school trips in 2020, dropping from eighth position in 2019, according to a survey by the Japan School Tours Bureau, which targeted middle and high schools across the country. While heavily urbanized prefectures like Kyoto, Tokyo, and Osaka fell noticeably in rank, Hiroshima, Kumamoto, and Kagoshima moved up into the top 10. This apparently reflected the desire to avoid traveling long distances to major cities during the period. pandemic.

The survey results only list the top 20 prefectures. Okinawa came second, after first place the year before. Tokyo, which was fourth last time, and Chiba, who was sixth, both fell outside the top 20.

Top 20 Japanese high school travel destinations in 2020

Created by based on a survey conducted by the Japan School Tours Bureau.

For high school trips, there was no change for Kyoto in first place and Nara in second, but Yamanashi gained more than 10 places to place second. Nagano in fourth place, and Hokkaidō and Mie in joint fifth place were also great climbers. As for high schools, the least urbanized prefectures are progressing in the ranking.

Top 20 Japanese destinations for high school trips in 2020

Created by based on a survey conducted by the Japan School Tours Bureau.

The survey also analyzed the effects of the pandemic and of 1,134 schools, only 24, just 2.1%, said their school trips “went as planned.” Meanwhile, 697, or over 60%, have canceled their trips. Another 390 schools (34.3%) changed their plans, including postponing to the following year. For junior high schools, of the 1,030 surveyed, 14 (1.4%) made their trips as planned without change, 530 (51.5%) canceled and 486 (47.2%) changed their trips. schedule.

(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Pixta.)

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