In order to try and increase the number of foreign tourists to Japan, the Kyoto Prefecture government introduced on September 1st a plan to give up to ¥200,000 in subsidy money to travel agencies. The subsidies will be supplied based on the number of foreign tourists the travel companies are able to book. This new subsidy is available until December 31st this year. The subsidy will be provided for booking group of foreign travels with ten or more people. The booked tours must also include visits to at least two tourist locations.
The Japanese government is coming out with new subsidies all the time, and many of these are specifically geared toward foreign-owned companies. Contact us and let us know your unique situation and see if there are any subsidies to help you get your business started in Japan.