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The city of Kyoto will propose collecting a minimum ¥200 per night tax on guests staying at hotels or other lodgings in the popular tourist area, municipal officials said Wednesday.

If the city assembly approves the measure during a session that begins on Sept. 21, all hotel guests — including those staying at Airbnb-style minpaku (private lodging services) — will start paying ¥200 to ¥1,000 per night surcharge, possibly as soon as October next year.

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