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Fukuoka City Accommodation Tax 2020/7/21 18:34
The city of Fukuoka has introduced accommodation tax, setting the levy at \200 per guest per night for rooms costing less than \20,000, and at \500 for rooms that cost \20,000 or more - Can someone please clarify the \20,000 - Is this room rate if \20,000 per night or per stay??

Thanks, Mel
by Melanie Putra  

Re: Fukuoka City Accommodation Tax 2020/7/22 07:57
Accom taxes are per night.
by JapanCustomTours rate this post as useful

Re: Fukuoka City Accommodation Tax 2020/7/22 09:55
Thanks for responding.
However, how come when I made a reservation for 7 nights costing 75,000 yen (Six nights with nightly rate of below 10,000 yen and 1 night with a nightly rate of 10,700 yen) there is this notice from the hotel - "A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 500 per person, per night". Doesn't this mean the 'Stay above 20,000 yen will incur the tax of 500 yen/pax/night ruling means 20,000 yen room rate for the whole stay'?
by Melanie Putra rate this post as useful

Re: Fukuoka City Accommodation Tax 2020/7/22 14:25
I checked the website of City of Fukuoka, and as far as I can read from there, JapanCustomTours is correct.

It might be just a notice for those who ghappenh to stay at a per-night rate over 20,000 yen, not necessarily applicable to you. Maybe they wrote it wrong. Maybe they just wanted to mention the highest that was applicable to anyone, so as to show that there is no "hidden" charges.
Did you get an invoice already, and does the total include the tax? I believe some hotels charge you the local accommodation tax only upon check-out.
by AK rate this post as useful

Re: Fukuoka City Accommodation Tax 2020/7/22 16:42
Hi AK,

Since itfs not a prepaid reservation I just got the confirmation of the booking. The total excludes the city tax. They just state Ifd have to pay \7000 for the 7 nights stay - works out to \500/night/pax. I hope the hotel is mistaken 😬
by Melanie Putra rate this post as useful

Re: Fukuoka City Accommodation Tax 2020/7/22 17:45
What hotel?
by H (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Fukuoka City Accommodation Tax 2020/7/22 19:01
Hotel: Tokyu Stay Fukuoka Tenjin

Below is my Cut&Paste from the reservation confirmation (hotels.com)

Deluxe Triple
Monday, November 30, 2020 9,927
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9,450
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9,927
Thursday, December 3, 2020 9,927
Friday, December 4, 2020 9,450
Saturday, December 5, 2020 10,405
Sunday, December 6, 2020 8,973

Taxes & fees 6,806
Total to be charged by the hotel 74,865
Discount applied Includes special offer: Book early and save 30%
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

A city tax will be collected at the property effective April 1st, 2020. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-500 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply.
A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 500 per person, per night
by Melanie Putra rate this post as useful

Re: Fukuoka City Accommodation Tax 2020/7/22 20:47
If you are talking about 6,806, isnft that the consumption taxes?
by AK rate this post as useful

Re: Fukuoka City Accommodation Tax 2020/7/22 22:42
Hi AK,

Ifm talking about the City Tax, which is mentioned in the last few paragraphs at the bottom. Last paragraph even stating we will be charged \500/pax/night.
by Melanie Putra rate this post as useful

Re: Fukuoka City Accommodation Tax 2020/7/23 06:08
So that is from a third party website so may not be correct but just standardized text.

The Tokyu website has an english page if you wanba dig deeper.
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Re: Fukuoka City Accommodation Tax 2020/7/23 08:46
Just as a follow-up, some cities do charge per person/night (Kyoto as an example). I have not checked the detail for Fukuoka.
Also, you may need to pay in person at the hotel, even for pre-paid/booked hotels. It's an annoying aspect of the booking websites that they collect taxes and "service fees" but not always local city or bathing/onsen taxes. Like many things in life, "it depends".
by JapanCustomTours rate this post as useful

Re: Fukuoka City Accommodation Tax 2020/7/23 09:18
I checked the hotelfs English website. Found info on accommodation tax in their FAQ. However, it only mentions Tokyo & Kyoto. Ifll send the hotel an enquiry form.
I know we will be paying this tax additionally upon c/out and am quite used to it, having stayed at numerous Onsen ryokans so it doesnft really bother me.
Thanks for all your feedbacks 🙏
by Melanie Putra rate this post as useful

Re: Fukuoka City Accommodation Tax 2020/7/23 09:37
It looks like a standard text they use; in addition, before that they mention that it ranges from 200 – 500, so I donft think they charge 500 to everyone.
by AK rate this post as useful

Re: Fukuoka City Accommodation Tax 2020/7/23 10:06
Thanks. Good news for me
by Melanie Putra rate this post as useful

Re: Fukuoka City Accommodation Tax 2020/7/27 08:33
Many cities are implementing such a tax, though not all. Nobody wants to pay more, but it is not in any way excessive.
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