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May 04, 2018

[Important Announcement] Kyoto City Accommodation Tax

From October 1st, 2018,

Kyoto City will start to collect \200 per person per night accommodation tax on guests staying at hotels or other lodgings inside Kyoto City.

This is an extract from Kyoto City Office.


To all guests staying in accommodations in Kyoto City 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

Accommodation Fee Person Per Night

Tax Amount

Under 20,000 JPY 200 JPY

Over 20,000 JPY to 49,999 JPY 500 JPY

Over 50,000 JPY 1,000 JPY


The accommodation tax does not include in the accommodation fee shown on our website, so please pay when you arrive.

We are very sorry that taxes are subject to tax even for low-price accommodation like dormitory and apologize from the bottom of our heart that you will incur considerable inconvenience and burden.

We appreciate your kind understanding and cooperation.