What is Onomichi tax-free ?

When foreign tourists do some shopping in Japan, they pay a sales tax on the purchase except for a tax-free shop.  Onomichi tax-free shopping is available to foreign tourists only at licensed stores having a flag “TAX-FREE ” at Onomichi Hondori Shotengai. When they purchase the goods there under certain conditions, they can receive cashback for the consumption tax at Yamato Refund Counter. Accommodation tax, consumption tax for meals at restaurant, transportation and non-licensed stores are excluded. It’s a very good deal of some souvenirs! Have a more fulfilling journey in Japan.

Conditions of the exemption

・Items required to get tax refunded, bring the purchased goods bought at tax-free shops, the receipts and your passport.
・Persons eligible for tax-free purchases
①Non-residents (non-Japanese individuals who have been in Japan less than 6 months)
②Japanese individuals residing overseas
In order to apply for tax refund, you have to buy general goods or consumables at the stores having “tax-free” flags
・Purchase conditions for tax-free
General goods|Only general goods not including consumables.Total purchase amount in one day at tax-free shops should be 5000 yen or more (excluding tax)
Consumables | Only general goods not including general goods.Total purchase amount in one day at tax-free shops should be between 5000 yen and 500000 yen  (excluding tax)
For tax refund, the names on your passport, receipt(s) and credit card must match.  You can claim tax refund only for items purchased on the same day.  You cannot combine purchases made on other days.  Tax-refunded goods must be taken out of Japan in specified period of time.
General goods | Within 6 months from the date of entry in Japan
Consumables | Within 30 days of purchase
Until you leave Japan, do not open the designated bag in which consumables are placed when you claim tax refund.  If the bag is opened, you may be taxed at departure.

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