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Operation of Internet cafe in Japan

Operation of Internet cafe in Japan

You do not want to obtain Hotel License in Japan

Assumed that you hope to advertise your real estate at website of Airbnb etc. However you do not want to obtain hotel business license. You rent out your real estate and receive hotel charge and accommodate persons and clean the guest room (it may be one unit of building or detached house) and replace bedclothes, your business will be included in Hotel Business.

Internet cafe, Manga Kissa is not Hotel business

If you operate Net Café, you will clean the room. However as far as it is Net Café, you do not need to obtain Hotel Business License. Some customers will sleep at Net café. However if you rent out only blanket, not bed, it is not linked to Hotel Business. (Assume that you operate restaurant for 24 hours. Some customers will sleep at your restaurant. However, surely your business is not included in Hotel Business) In the case of Net Café, Customers will sleep on sofa or chair. So, your activity is not deemed as Hotel Business. Because you do not accommodate guests on purpose. Some net café provides flat space where customers can sprawl and use computer or real Comic Book. Then, the customers may doze on flat space. However as far as net café does not provide bed, it does not need to obtain hotel business license. http://www.geragera.co.jp/beginner Even if customers sleep in Net café, you do not receive hotel charge. But you only receive fee for provision of internet service. Customers can use computer and internet and read book, watch video. Then you will receive fee for such services. So, your activity is not deemed as Hotel Business.

You need to submit some documents to authority

By the way, if you operate Net Cafe, depending on area, you need to submit notification to authority and need to abide by ordinance. Depending on area, your facility needs to satisfy several requirements relating to Amusement Business Act (風俗営業法). Necessary process to start Internet cafe in Japan

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