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Q: How does tax exemption work in Kyoto?
A: Kyoto is full of traditional crafts and arts, and there are many unique Kyoto souvenirs. Shopping is probably one of the things you're looking forward to when you visit Kyoto. If you make sure to check up on procedures to apply for tax exemption, you can shop without worrying even about large purchases.

You can look up tax-free shops in Kyoto City on this page: Tax Free Shopping
*In Japan, a consumption tax of 10% will be levied after October 2019.
However, food and drink items are eligible for a lower tax rate of 8%. Alcoholic drinks and dining out are not eligible for this lower tax rate.

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