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Japan gov’t domestic travel discount program to continue next year

Japan gov’t domestic travel discount program to continue next year

Japan gov’t domestic travel discount program to continue next year

The Japanese government will continue to implement the domestic tourism subsidy program until next year, Tourism Minister Tetsuo Saito said on Friday, though the start date will depend on COVID-19 infection rates.

The nationwide travel discount program, which was originally scheduled to run until December 27, offers subsidies of up to ¥11,000 ($79) per person per night for up to seven days, but the subsidies have now been reduced to their maximum. increase. 7,000 yen per night from 2023.


On October 11, 2022, the streets of Kyoto are crowded with tourists. On the same day, Japan significantly eased its COVID-19 border controls and launched a nationwide travel discount program, excluding Tokyo. (Kyodo) == Kyodo

The year-end and New Year holidays are not covered by the government’s tourism promotion subsidy system.

The program launched in all 47 prefectures of Japan on October 11, but Tokyo joined the scheme later this month.

Under the new plan, package tours including chartered buses and train travel expenses will be subsidized from 8,000 yen to 5,000 yen. For day trips or overnight stays, the current subsidy is 5,000 yen, but up to 3,000 yen can be subsidized.


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