Finding accommodation in Japan just got a lot tougher. Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reports that this weekend, over 62,000 homes, apartments, and rooms were removed from Airbnb’s website. The removals are a response to Japan’s new law regarding home-share spaces, which goes into effect on June 15.
Over the past year, Japan has made a series of moves designed to crack down on Airbnb, especially as the country becomes more and more popular with tourists. Now, Airbnb hosts will have to register for government permission to rent out their homes, and will not be able to rent for more than 180 days per year.