Standard VAT rate: 8%
Minimum purchase amount: 5,400JPY general goods and consumable products.
Who is eligible for Tax Free Shopping?
How to shop tax free in Japan
You must claim the tax refund from the same store as the goods were purchased.
Tax refunds must be claimed on the same day as purchase.
Refunds can be received in cash, and at selected stores to credit cards.
Tax free goods
General goods e.g. watches, bags, household goods over 5,400JPY.
Consumable products e.g. cosmetics, food, alcohol over 5,400JPY to maximum 54,000JPY
Personal use only (no commercial use)
Goods can be totalled together to reach the minimum purchase amount.
If general and consumable goods are combined, the goods must be taken out of the country within 30 days.
Goods should be packed as determined by the national government and should not be opened before exiting Japan.
Consumption tax will be charged in the event that the goods are used in Japan.
Items to be presented
New virtual queueing app
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If you have any questions
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