An interview with Professor Yuichi Hirooka of the Faculty of Global Engagement’s Department of Global Tourism was featured on Page 4 of Kyoto Shimbun’s evening paper on Tuesday, November 5th.
After a year since the new law on private lodging came into effect in 2018, there have been over 20,000 registrations, and as foreign tourists are increasing and local communities are revitalized, so are incidents such as noise problems and disturbances.
On the utilization of local resources and attracting tourists to local communities, Professor Hirooka commented, “private lodging provides an opportunity to have multicultural social gatherings in our communities, and also generates economic effects. However, for private lodging to be accepted, businesses must be in close communication with local residents. Furthermore, local governments must set guidelines and consider the kinds of regulations they must put into place.”