Go To Travel Campaign

For residents of Japan ONLY.

“Go To Travel”

The government of Japan has launched a special campaign called “Go To Travel”, offering a discount of up to 14,000 JPY / person / per night on applicable lodging fees.

An additional benefit of up to 6,000 JPY per person, per night in vouchers to be used for spending at Kinosaki Onsen is also available. This is called the “local coupon”.

The campaign can be utilized by all residents of Japan, regardless of nationality. The campaign cannot be utilized by those residing outside of Japan.

IMPORTANT: The GOTO Campaign has been temporarily paused for the period of December 28, 2020 to January 11, 2021. The campaign has been extended to run until the end of February 2021, however at present GOTO applicable reservations can only be made until end of January 2021.

An announcement of when GOTO applicable February 2021 reservations may be made is forthcoming. It has been reported the Japan government is also considering further extension of the campaign beyond February, though no official announcement has been made.

last updated: December 29, 2020

How to book?

For new bookings, please book via the links below. Nishimuraya will apply for the Go To Travel coupon on behalf of the guest and discount will be applied during payment at check-out time.

NOTE: discount availability subject to change / early reservation recommended / we will contact guests after booking with confirmation of the coupon

If you have already made your reservation, please contact us directly (global@nishimuraya.ne.jp) for assistance.


Q: What is the "Go To" campaign?
As a response to the economic impact on the tourism & hospitality industry due to the corona virus, the government of Japan is initiating a series of campaigns under the slogan “Go To” to encourage domestic spending.

“Go To Travel” is the name of the specific campaign targeted towards travel which involves staying overnight. For applicable travel expenses, a discount is provided.

Q: How much is the discount?
Half of the applicable travel expense is discounted up to a maximum of 20,000 JPY per person, per night. 70% of the discount is in the form of a travel coupon. Remaining 30% of the discount is in the form of local coupons which can be used at applicable locations within the applicable travel area.

Example 1:
40,000 JPY lodging fee
40,000 x 50% x 70% = 14,000 JPY travel coupon (discount on lodging fee)
40,000 x 50% x 30% = 6,000 JPY in local coupons

Example 2:
20,000 JPY lodging fee
20,000 x 50% x 70% = 7,000 JPY travel coupon (discount on lodging fee)
40,000 x 50% x 30% = 3,000 JPY in local coupons

Example 3:
60,000 JPY lodging fee
20,000 (max limit) x 70% = 14,000 JPY travel coupon (discount on lodging fee)
20,000 (max limit) x 30% = 6,000 JPY in local coupons

Q: How do I make a reservation at Nishimuraya Honkan or Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei with Go To Campaign?
Use the booking links provided on this page. Nishimuraya will apply for the Go To Travel disount coupon on behalf of the guest. We will re-confirm with you after travel coupon application.

Q: You say "apply for coupon", does that mean there is chance discount cannot be used?
The “Go To Campaign” is scheduled to end as soon as the budget runs out. The exact timing of when that will be is unknown.

Additionally, as the budget is divided up amongst sales outlets, regions, etc., even if the campaign is not ended there is a chance the travel coupon cannot be obtained. In either case, Nishimuraya will inform guests of the result.

To ensure you get the discount coupon, we suggest booking as soon as possible. Bookings made directly with us or by our web site can be cancelled free of charge up to 4 days before arrival.

Q: What information should I provide when booking?
The Go To Travel campaign is applicable to residents of Japan only. It is currently not applicable to residents of Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture. When booking provide this information:

* Full name as it appears on your zairyu card (residence card)
NOTE: Go To Travel discount will be applied for on behalf of guest with this name, which must be confirmed at check-in.

* Your address in Japan, including prefecture.

* Your phone number in Japan.

* Bring your zairyu card with you and present at check-in time.

Q: What for & where can I use the local coupon?
If applicable for your stay date, the local coupon can be used starting from your check-in day until & including the day of check-out. The local coupon is stamped with a geographical area within which it can be used. In the case of staying with Nishimuraya, the stay region will be Hyogo. The coupon can be used in Hyogo, Kyoto, Osaka, Okayama, Tottori, Tokushima & Kagawa prefectures.

The coupons can only be used at shops & facilities participating in the Go To Travel Campaign from the local coupon. Inquire with the shop/facility regarding their participation.

Please confirm with the shop/facility about items/services which are not covered by the local coupon, but in general the following are not applicable:

  • Lodging fees
  • Gift certificates, prepaid cards, prepaid tickets, etc.
  • Change is not given and returned items will not be reimbursed with cash.

Q: I have more questions, where can I ask?
Japan Guide is offerring an easy to understand and regularly updated Go To Travel article. You can also contact us by e-mail with any specific questions: global@nishimuraya.ne.jp