Chinese tourists to Japan spend 160,000 Japanese yen (14,000 yuan) per person, making China top among Japan's "important tourism promotion countries", according to Japan's Tourism Department.
Per capita consumption of tourists from other countries to Japan is 80,000 Japanese yen, while the spending of Chinese tourists is twice that amount.
A few years ago, most Chinese tourists to Japan liked to buy electrical appliances, while recently they preferred to clothing, cosmetics.
Global financial crisis has not affect the enthusiasm of Chinese people traveling to Japan, and last year the number of Chinese tourists visiting Japan hit a record 100 million.
Since Japan opened the travel visa to individual Chinese tourists from July this year, more than 1,200 people have successfully applied, with most of them affluent people aged about 30 years old.
In addition to the traditional choice of Tokyo, Osaka, Kansai regions, Kobe is becoming a center that is attracting more Chinese people.
By People's Daily Online