The number of Korean visitors to Japan keeps rising despite renewed fears of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
According to Hana Tour on Monday, Korean tourists who traveled to Japan last month increased 22.6 percent on year. At Mode Tour, the rise was 29.5 percent.
That is significantly higher than the 9.7 percent rise in overall outbound travelers last month. Tourists to Japan accounted for 26 percent of all travelers this year, up from 16 percent in 2012.
Industry insiders say many Koreans are opting to spend their vacation in Japan despite fears of radiation because of the country's proximity and the weak yen, which makes travel and shopping there cheaper.