Panic panic beer will be more expensive
If you are in Japan, you cannot escape the news of the consumer tax increase and I hate to say it but it’s nothing to worry about.
The tax is increasing from 8% to 10% but not everything will increase. Daily necessities will stay at 8% and so will food to go. On the increase is sit-in meals, alcohol, tobacco, taxis etc.
Firstly advice, if an extra 2% is something that you are worried about, complete all transactions at restaurants, train stations, qwith taxi companies by 23:59:59 on September 30th because at 00:00:00 October 1st the tax rate goes into effect–or see the dual tax rate on your reciet at a convince store.
Now in reality, it’s nothing to worry about, it may affect your budget at fist but the changed will soon go unnoticed.
Personally, I think there is more worry about than a slight tax increase.
Thank you for reading and happy exploring