But now, they only need to provide that they either have more than RMB 60,000 (equivalent to JPY 800,000) or have a gold credit card.
|Registration service for: Class II Tourism Agency Class III Tourism Agency (Dai 2 Dai Ryokogyo )||Mainly package holiday and order-made (arranged) holiday within Japan. Registration should be made at each prefecture.|
|Registration service for: Class I Tourism Agency (Dai 1 Ryokogyo)||Mainly package holiday in Japan and abroad. Registration should be made at Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.|
|Registration service for agency service of Tourism Agency (Ryokogyo Gyosha Dairigyo)||For those who act as agents for travel agency.|
|Membership application service for Travel Agents Association||For Japan Association of Travel Agents and All Nippon Travel Agents Association.|
|Application service for renewal of registration||Registration should be renewed every 5 years.|
|Application service for change of registration matter.||Application for change should be made when there is a change in company’s trade name, member of directors, address or operation office.|
|Application service for change of ?Eype?Eof tourism||Application for change should be made when you wish to change your tourist business between Class I, Class II and Class III.|
|Reporting service of annual turnover||A report should be filed and reported within 100 days of the end of every financial year.|
1. Business Operations and Requirements
|Business Operation||Statutory Requirements|
|Planned Holiday (Package)||Arranged Holiday (Tehai)||Security deposit||Standard asset (Kijun Shisan)|
|Agent-organized||Order-made Holiday (Custom)|
|Class I||○||○||○||○||JPY 70,000,000||JPY 30,000,000|
|Class II||×||○||○||○||JPY 11,000,000||JPY 7,000,000|
|Class III||×||△||○||○||JPY 3,000,000||JPY 3,000,000|
△…application can be made for Type III in the following cases
→A tour is conducted in a town/city/village with only one operating office existing or in a neighbouring town/city/village or in an area designated by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
→Payment for a tour is not paid before a tour takes place. In other words, where the payment is made on the day.
2. Articles of Association
When applying for Tourism Agency License, the purpose of the Articles of Association should include the phrase `tourism agency business based on Travel and Tourism Law’
3. Certified Travel Supervisor (Manager)
・When your business (operating office) involves travelling abroad, a full-time Certified Travel Supervisor must be appointed and stationed at the office.
・Where there are more than 10 workers in the office, more than 2 Certified Travel Supervisor must be appointed.
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You can count on usThose who run travel business in foreign countries or who want to start it in Japan, please feel free to contact us and ask for help.
We have staffs who can handle your inquiries in English. To start travel business in Japan, you will be required to assign at least one certified General Travel Services Manager.
We can introduce you people who have that license. We are also able to arrange an office and help you satisfy conditions of a place you use as an office when you register as a travel agency.
Besides, we have supported companies establishing Japanese company, setting up a branch and applying for visa. We provide whole services you need to start running travel business.