Beginning on January 7, 2019, visitors to Japan will need to pay an additional 1,000 yen ($10 US Dollars) departure tax when they leave the country. This tax is meant to expand and enhance Japan’s tourist infrastructure in the following three areas:
- Create a more comfortable, stress-free tourist environment.
- Improve access to information about a wide variety of attractions of Japan.
- Develop tourist resources taking advantage of the unique cultural and natural assets of respective regions.
But don’t worry, this isn’t a tax only for foreign visitors, as even folks living in Japan will need to pay this departure tax when they leave the country for business, school, or other reasons.
This additional tax makes traveling to Japan only slightly more expensive, but the good news is there are plenty of cheap things to see, eat, and do while in Japan, so take advantage and save some money. Need tips? Check them out here: Cheap Entertainment In Japan!; Cheap Food In Japan!; Cheap Places To Stay In Japan!