Kyoto plans to tax overnight tourists starting next year
from The Asahi Shimbun
Officials of this hugely popular tourist destination plan to impose an accommodation tax on visitors using hotels and Japanese-style inns as early as April 2018, sources said May 10. A Kyoto city government committee has been discussing a new tax system since August 2016 to obtain a financial source to deal with the increasing number of tourists, including measures to alleviate congestion.
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