Souvenir / Tax-free Shop

Hokkaido’s souvenirs and tax-free shops
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Recommended souvenir shops
Tax-free shops
Japan’s tax exemption program
Tax-free shops in Japan have received qualification of tax-free shop (place of sale for export products) from the government. Items are processed appropriately based on law. This tax-free service is limited to non-resident foreign tourists.
Money Amount Targeted for Tax Exemption

For 1 person per day per shop

  • General Items:over 5,000 yen (tax excluded)
  • Consumable Items:between 5,000 yen and 500,000 yen (tax excluded)
  • General Items+Consumable Items:between 5,000 yen and 500,000 yen (tax excluded)

Products Subject to Tax Exemption

Consumable Items

Medicinal products, Cigarettes, Cosmetics, Foods (including confectionary and snacks), Beverages (including alcohol), Other consumable goods

General Items

Bags, Clothes, Watches, Shoes, Accessories, Cameras, Video cameras, Electrical appliances, Tableware, Other daily necessities

Flow of the tax-free shopping process
Purchase items as usual, and pay at the cashier.
Have ready your purchased items, receipt and passport,
Go through procedure at the service counter or TAX free counter.
  • Items will be wrapped in a special bag that is not to be opened for use for the duration remaining in Japan. Do not open until leaving Japan.
  • The taxed amount is reimbursed in cash.