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11 Oct, 2015

Home-sharing services on the rise in Japan as owners cash in on tourist boom – Japan Times

TOKYO – For foreign tourists to Japan, staying at traditional ryokan inns is a popular way to enjoy their trips, but home-sharing services are growing as an alternative form of accommodation. Legally speaking, some home-sharing services fall in a gray zone because existing accommodation rules were drafted before such services began on the Internet. Following are questions and answers about home-sharing services in Japan.

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