Summer holiday outings


My summer holidays in Japan ends this weekend, but if you’ve still got some time, here is a survey from @nifty into summer travel that might give you some ideas for what to do.

My summer holidays have amounted to going to the cinema, and this weekend I have an appointment at the dentist…

I’ve not seen any fireworks in the Tokyo region, but I’ve viewed the top three in the West Japan list. I’ve also been to all the five listed West Japan World Heritage sites, but only one of the zoos, although many zoos in Japan are pretty depressing places with tiny cages for huge animals.

Now, pictures of the top (or close to top) locations in Q2 to Q6:

Sumida River Fireworks

Sumida river Fireworks

Naniwa Fireworks (no decent Tenjin photos to be found)


Kiyomizu Temple

Stage at Kiyomizu

Ueno Zoo

Ueno zoo, Tokyo, Japan

FujiQ Highland Haunted Hospital exit

[FujiQ Highlands]  Haunted Hospital

Research results

Q1: What plans do you have for travel, going out this summer? (Sample size=3,090, multiple answer)

Fireworks display14%12%
Traditional festival10%8%
Zoo, aquarium5%7%
Beer garden6%3%
Mountain climbing, hiking5%3%
Watching sports live (at stadium, etc)5%5%
Seaside, sea bathing5%3%
Music festival, event4%7%
Swimming pool4%2%
Camping barbeque3%2%
World heritage site2%3%
Theme park, haunted house2%2%
Overseas holiday2%3%
Pokemon GO, etc, spot visit1%1%

Q2: Which east Japan fireworks displays have you attended? (Sample size=3,090, multiple answer, top 10)

Rank Percentage
1Sumida River Fireworks17%
2Tokyo Bay Fireworks8%
3Jingugaien Fireworks7%
4Kanagawa Newspaper Fireworks6%
5Atami Sea Fireworks6%
6Edo River Fireworks/Ichikawa City Nohryo Fireworks\5%
7Nagaoka Matsuri Fireworks5%
8Lake Suwa Lake Surface Fireworks5%
9Lake Toya Long-run Fireworks5%
10Kamakura Fireworks4%

Q3: Which west Japan fireworks displays have you attended? (Sample size=3,090, multiple answer, top 10)

Rank Percentage
1Tenjin Matsuri Hono Fireworks8%
2Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks6%
3Minato Kobe Sea Fireworks4%
4Lake Biwa Fireworks4%
5Nagara River National Fireworks3%
6Nagoya Minato Festival Fireworks2%
7=Uji River Fireworks2%
7=West Japan Ohiro Fireworks2%
9Miyajima Water Fireworks2%
10Kanmon Straits Fireworks2%

Q4: Which of the following World Heritage sites in Japan have you visited? Multiple locations in the same prefecture have been grouped together. (Sample size=3,090, multiple answer, top 10)

Rank Percentage
1Kiyomizu Temple (Kyoto)79%
2Houryuuji and Toudaiji Temples (Nara)77%
3Nikko Toushou-gu Shrine (Tochigi)67%
4Atomic Bomb Dome, Itsukushima Shrine (Hiroshima)52%
5Mount Fuji (Shizuoka and Yamanashi)43%
6Himeji Castle (Hyogo)42%
7Chuusonji Temple (Iwate)36%
8Shirakawa Village (Gifu)34%
9National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo)28%
10Mount Koya (Wakayama)25%

Q5: Which of the following zoos have you visited? (Sample size=3,090, multiple answer, top 10)

Rank Percentage
1Ueno Zoo (Tokyo)65%
2Tama Zoo (Tokyo)26%
3Tennouji Zoo (Osaka)18%
4Fuji Safari Park (Shizuoka)18%
5Asahiyama Zoo (Hokkaido)17%
6Tobu Zoo (Saitama)16%
7=Nogeyama Zoo (Kanagawa)13%
7=KODOMONOKUNI (Children’s Land) (Kanagawa)13%
9Adventure World (Wakayama)13%
10Kobe Oji Zoo (Hyogo)12%

Q6: Which of the following theme parks’ Haunted Houses have you visited? (Sample size=3,090, multiple answer, top 10)

RankPark nameVotes
1Asakusa Hanayashiki (Tokyo)340
2Fuji-Q Highland (Yamanashi)145
3Yomiuriland (Tokyo)129
4Tokyo Dome City Attractions (Tokyo)117
5Toho Kyoto Studio Park (Kyoto)76
6Huis Ten Bosch (Nagasaki)39
7Tokyo Joypolis (Tokyo)37
8Universal Studios Japan (Osaka)31
9Rusutsu Resort (Hokkaido)27
10Yokohama Cosmo World (Kanagawa)25


Between the 29th of July and the 4th of August 2016 3,090 members of the @nifty monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were provided.

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