Hundreds of people cross at Shibuya’s famous scramble intersection every time the walk light turns green. Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya ward will permit home-sharing services in residential areas only during school holidays. Photo: Daniel Hurst
Hundreds of people cross at Shibuya’s famous scramble intersection every time the walk light turns green. Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya ward will permit home-sharing services in residential areas only during school holidays. Photo: Daniel Hurst

Japan delivers blow to Airbnb hosts as new law limits home-sharing to 180 days a year

Local governments, however, are imposing even more severe restrictions, citing security or noise concerns

Hundreds of people cross at Shibuya’s famous scramble intersection every time the walk light turns green. Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya ward will permit home-sharing services in residential areas only during school holidays. Photo: Daniel Hurst
Hundreds of people cross at Shibuya’s famous scramble intersection every time the walk light turns green. Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya ward will permit home-sharing services in residential areas only during school holidays. Photo: Daniel Hurst
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