Japan's Consumption Tax
As of October 1, 2019, the consumption tax rate in Japan is 10%.
Foods and beverages are subject to the reduced tax rate of 8%.
*Alcoholic beverages and restaurant services are excluded from coverage of the reduced tax rate.
*Like restaurant services, the 10% consumption tax is applied when you eat and/or drink at the eating space of suppliers like fast food chains, convenience stores and others. On the other hand, the takeout of foods and/or beverages at those stores is subject to the reduced tax rate of 8%. You will therefore be asked your intention (eating in or taking out) when purchasing your food and/or beverages.
*For foods/beverages sold with other items subject to the standard tax rate of 10%, the reduced tax rate of 8% can be applied when the necessary conditions are met.