"the majority of all respondents said they would stick close to home this summer, 62 percent, to be precise. ........ “staying at home” topped the list of answers to the question, “What do you plan to do?” Other answers (respondents can tick more than one) included “return to my home town” (39.4 percent), travel domestically (37.4 percent), and visit theme parks, public pools, camping sites, etc. Among the reasons given for staying at home this year, the most common was “to recover my strength,” followed by “it costs too much to travel.”"
Source: Summertime blues: no place to go or no money to spend?
August 10th, 2012
by Philip Brasor & Masako Tsubuku
Yen for Living
Japan Times blog