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Japan Introduces Sayonara Tax

5 days ago   |   By Global Traveler

Recent flight deals made it incredibly inexpensive to travel to Japan - a bucket-list destination for many - but, as of early January, the country began charging visitors when they leave, a concept known as a departure tax.
This “sayonara” tax will cost travelers approximately $9.23 added to airfare when booking a flight out of Japan, or to boat fares for those who depart by sea.
The tax does not apply to children under 2 years old, or to those who visit Japan for fewer than 24 hours, for example, during a layover.
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