Mar 8, 2018

Registration for `Minpaku` Lodging Begins

Based on the new Minapaku Law, from March 15, the city of Yokohama will start accepting applications for minpaku (renting out private lodging to tourists) from those who would like to provide their residences as tourist accommodation. Please note that permission from the fire department is also necessary. 

Actual business may start from June 15. For details as to methods of application, please contact Kenko Fukushi-kyoku Seikatsu Eisei-ka (Health and Social Welfare Bureau, General Sanitation Division).


Kenko Fukushi-kyoku Seikatsu Eisei-ka (045) 671-2469 (Japanese only)

Shobo-kyoku Shido-ka (Fire Department) (045) 334-6408 (Japanese only)



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We at Yoke, in cooperation with local residents, promote the creation of a community in which foreign residents of our community can thrive and contribute.