May 30 , 2018
In Kyoto City, a new accommodation tax will be implemented starting October 1, 2018.
In order to increase the attractiveness of Kyoto City as an international tourism destination and to plan the further promotion of tourism, Kyoto City will impose a municipal accommodation tax on all guests staying within Kyoto City limits starting on October 1, 2018.
The municipality plans to use the tax revenue to conduct a more balanced method of city planning to make Kyoto both a favorable place to live and to visit.
■ Target of Accommodation Tax
○ The tax will be levied on guests staying at accommodation facilities/residences which accept accommodation fee.
○ This tax will be imposed on those staying at any facilities accepting money for accommodation as stipulated in the Hotel and Ryokan Management Law. This includes hotels, ryokans, simple accommodations, as wells as residence rentals stipulated in the Private Lodging Business Law.
■ Tax Rates
Administration and Finance Bureau