Airbnb is finally legalized in Japan!

Airbnb has become a popular choice for accommodation but in Japan it had always been a business in the grey area, meaning both tenants and hosts may not be protected by the law should conflicts arise. The new minpaku home-sharing law provides a framework for this new kind of short term leasing, opening up opportunities for both tourists and homeowners, protecting the 50,000 properties that are already registered on the site.