Individual accommodation services that you can take via Airbnb or other related services have been the controversy over Japan due to the following issues. It would be better to know these facts before you use its service. At worst, you might be forced to get out from the room by local polices or neighbors even if during the fun travel time in Japan.
- Regulation issue: This sort of individual room accommodation service is so useful, but it has not been officially regulated for condominium type rooms so far. Governments have started to prepare for regulating it in the same or similar way of the simplified hotel type such as the capsule. Their aim is to levy the taxies from this business. Once it is regulated, room owners will have to get its permit. If room hosts accommodate you without the permit, your schedule in Japan will be crushed after your check in.
- Neighbors: claimAlmost all of condominiums or apartments have its own organized management association to administrate the environment of the building by following the law for the condominium which is substantially strict. Travelers who do not know of it may have noisy parties every night or make unexpected noises against local neighbors and even handle garbage inappropriately there. Any of these causes the serious claim and they may call the police depending on the case. In accordance with above mentioned 1, you might be forced to get out right away if its room host runs with its permit when the police asks in the near future.
- Management association rules: Individual condominium buildings normally have their own rules that have influence over each room on its condominium building. Even if the room for the service is qualified in local government low, individual accommodation service is invalid when the management association rules prohibit its service. In the near future, this will be the minimum requirement when the room owner intends to get the permit from local governments.
The smartest way would be to check above No.3 before you intend to book the room in the condominium type building for your fun travel. The host may tell you that it would be no problem to use it without the permit from its management association rules. You should be surely careful as the environment is getting strict against un-permitted room hosts. You are supposed to check it before booking the room to have fun time during your stay in Japan. We are always welcome you to our country.
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