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Japan to run new domestic travel subsidy program until late December

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How can people apply for these discounts and coupons?

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Send me your credit card info...I'll take care of everything.

Jus' kiddin' (maybe)

Here's a site that has a lot of info (Japanese language only)

https://travelersnavi.com/coupon/goto-teishi

You can go to HIS or JTB (office or online) from 10/11. When I did a trip on the previous Go To Travel, I remember it took a long time at HIS to set things up, so unless they got the bugs out of it, bring your patience with you.

buua

How can people apply for these discounts and coupons?

2 ( +5 / -3 )

None of this is based on any sciencs whatsoever. Infuriating.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Thanks, iraira.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Great! Can't wait!

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so..... I'm guessing that this is not available unless one books through a travel agent? anyone happen to know? don't know if that was the case with Go To Thingy, but I imagine so....

0 ( +2 / -2 )

There is not enough reliable info to make any decisions or plans....

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Travel discount coupons ?

Possibility it may not be launched

Another announcement of false promises destined to not materialize

Get vaxed get tested and win a prize to the never never land.

Whoop dee doo dah day !

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

I certainly hope they apply rules and common sense restrictions to this waste of tax dollars … ie: a maximum limit per person…. Must be responsibly vaccinated and boosted ! Must be a tax payer or retired!Just to name a few basic requirements…. Otherwise…. Mooches are just gonna scam this for all they can …. Maybe even add in …. a 1 to ratio … every yen spent equals 1 discount pt ! Let the people pay a fair share ! This is not anyone but the jgov supporting businesses…

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Tax dollars? The yen is the currency of Japan. Are you living in Japan, Steven Mccarthy?

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

Looks interesting, though I suspect there's a catch... there always is ... sadly :(

If not, and that's taken with a HUGE pinch of salt, then this could actually really, stimulate a domestic travel growth.

Foreigners can apply for a Japan Rail pass... but why can't local's do the same ??? Even a Once per Year JRP would help local Permanent residents travel around the place and as such stimulate the regional Economies.

Japan is an incredible place, it's people and surroundings are incredible, it has so much to offer.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I hope it works the same way as the last one. A waste of public money but one that I could benefit from.

All exceedingly good value, thanks to the Japanese tax payers.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

pointless worthless unfair

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

My bad buua..:. An utter waste of tax revenue ….

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Tax dollars? The yen is the currency of Japan. Are you living in Japan, Steven Mccarthy?

I typically disagree with Steven on a lot of what he says. But deriding the specific semantics and not the actual content of his arguments themselves is a little bit unproductive in my opinion.

I find myself referring to "tax revenue" in Japan as "tax dollars" out of habit rather frequently as well. It doesn't matter, because the idea is still the same. And how Japan spends the money collected through taxes is something that should definitely be considered and debated in good faith.

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My partner and I will be taking full advantage of this as we did the last deals. We are already planning three trips from later October. The deals will be great for sure guys and you too can help boost tourism to places.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Previous GoTo campaign worked also through booking/agoda/Rakuten travel and Airbnb etc…it took time for it to be setup but once it worked you could take good advantage of it. However at that time border were closed so I wonder how they will manage to check your residency status which may lead to it being more cumbersome hopefully not… because discounting JTB is just getting close to a normal price.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Yay! Finally let the travel plans begin. Hello Japan!

Bob

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Yatta Yatta! Ike! Ike! Go to Traveru! Nihon is openingu up again can't believe!

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

This is certainly front page worthy and international news. Bravo Japan, very progressive.

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Will be taking full advantage as per last time. Fully qualified too, taxpayer, vaxxed and boosted. Fantastic way to stimulate domestic tourism. @diagonalslip: You did not have to book through a travel agent last time, just register your reservations on the 'GoTo' website..and no, it wasn't difficult. Turned up and Hotels, they would deduct their bit from final bill and give you a wad of vouchers to spend about whichever town/city you were visiting.

@Awa no Gaijin: So? If you declined to be vaxxed or refuse to take a PCR test that is hardly anybody elses problem. @Eastman: Thanks! I shall spend your tax revenue with glee! Thats my vaxxes and trips you've helped fund.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

@spacecochonnd: er.. Residents card.. That any decent hotel asks for upon check in anyway. Same as last time.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

I don’t need any state subsidy to influence my behavior to go anywhere.

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theResidentToday  08:40 am JST

Residents card.. That any decent hotel asks for upon check in anyway. Same as last time.

Hotel should not be asking for resident card, and one is not required to be shown.

If the purpose of checking residency is because a subsidy is given to visitors from certain prefectures, then a driver's license is all that is needed for residents in Japan.

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@painkiller: OR Driving License. I have one, some don't. As photo ID what are you worried about? Mine carries no info anyway as PR. What are you afraid of?

Any 5 Star Hotel will always ask for some form of ID if you are NOT in their system already as previous guest or a Loyalty member.

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This is a good way to revive the economy and get it going. I hope Japan will no longer listen to the globalists elites who push for lockdowns to destroy countries so that they can usher the world to their Great Reset, New World Order, Agenda 2030, the 4th Industrial Revolution, the One world government agenda.

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@Temyong: Japan never had a lockdown. Just so you know.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Hotels can request ID from people not living here. Only a passport.

For any adult, Japanese or non-Japanese, who has an address in Japan, ID is not required.

They may request your credit card details at check-in.

https://www.fukuoka-now.com/en/can-hotels-take-a-photocopy-of-my-id/

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..and where did I mention that I would accept a copy being taken?

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theResidentSep. 27  12:14 pm JST

@painkiller: OR Driving License. I have one, some don't. As photo ID what are you worried about? Mine carries no info anyway as PR. What are you afraid of?

Neither a driver's license nor a PR card is necessary to check into a hotel. If you are showing either of those, well, why do you worry and what are you afraid of?

Any 5 Star Hotel will always ask for some form of ID if you are NOT in their system already as previous guest or a Loyalty member.

That is true in several countries.

Not Japan, where it is illegal to refuse a room to someone who is a resident in Japan if they do not show any type of ID.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

i'll tell you what mate - you might well be right, but it makes life a whole lot easier.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

None of this is based on any sciencs whatsoever. Infuriating.

The science is in the vaccine.....there is absolutely and unequivocally ZERO chance of stopping infections...this is now (and has been for a long time) a disease that we can live with, with no need for silly pre-vaccine measures. If you don't wanna use it, that's cool....but let everyone else return to normal.

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I don’t need any state subsidy to influence my behavior to go anywhere.

Oooh....aren't you hard...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

pointless worthless unfair

sorry not our fault if you work for a company that doesnt give decent vacation time

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