The Diet enacted laws on Tuesday specifying revenue from the ¥1,000 Gaikoku Levy to be implemented in 2019 will be used solely for the purpose of “boosting tourism”.
Government officials said revenue raised from the Gaikoku Levy will help tourists enjoy “pleasant and stress-free” trips, meaning an increase of buses in Kyoto.
“There will also be a levy when leaving Japan for Asia,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters.
The government says it is also planning to construct more bars in Hokkaido for Australian tourists.
“The rest of the money can be spent on cronyism, given the term “boosting tourism” can be manipulated to mean anything.