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Kyoto to Introduce Accommodation Tax

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The city of Kyoto announced on May 10 that it will introduce an accommodation tax beginning in 2018. All hotels and Japanese inns in Kyoto will charge guests a per night fee that will go into the city’s coffers.

Kyoto to Introduce Accommodation Tax.

The only exemption is for hotels and inns that cater to junior high school and high school tour groups. One rite of passage in Japan is the school trip – a military-style operation in which a handful of teachers escort and supervise hundreds of students on a several day trip to some far-flung location, often Kyoto – and the hotels these groups use are bare bones and used only by the above groups. 

The Mayor, Daisuke Kadokawa, and City Council will begin discussions in August to decide on the amount visitors will pay.

Like most tourist and business destinations worldwide, Tokyo introduced an accommodation tax in 2002. Osaka followed suit this January.

In those cities, for rooms that are 10,000 yen (roughly $100) a night or more, the tax ranges from 100-300 yen ($1-3) per night.

For those of us who live – and pay city taxes – in Kyoto, this is long overdue and highly welcome.  The city swarms with visitors who use the city’s subways, buses, water, medical services, etc. Those of us who live in the city are paying to maintain those services for short-term visitors.

With the exception of a small number of people and groups – temples and shrines (which are exempt from property taxes), restaurateurs, the tourist industry, and hoteliers – most Kyotoites are not merely inconvenienced by the traffic and crowds and difficulty of getting into restaurants but are also paying to maintain the city services tourists are using.

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Nijo Karamon gate

During the Tokugawa shogunate, the karamon gates were a symbol of power and authority, so their presence at the Nijo castle was mandatory.
The wealth of gold leaf covered ornaments was making a strong impression on those coming for audiences at the Ninomaru palace.

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