bnbstation, the vacation rental support service provider, opened real shops for a sharing economy agency service for vacation rental platforms like airbnb in Shibuya, Kyoto and Fukuoka on March 3 2016. The shops, instead of vacation rental platforms, do businesses for face-to-face identification of vacation rental guests, delivery of room keys, control of guest books and so forth.
The shops, located within five minutes walking from each of the stations, provide users with a cloak service before or after check-in, a tourist information service or an emergency call service as well. A tourist information service is free of charge, but other services are charged.
Vacation rental platforms have problems with face-to-face guest identification, control of guest book or safety countermeasures, which is regulated in the current Hotel Business Law. bnbstation provides vacation rental platforms with services to solve the problems and guests with services to remove inconveniences and concerns in unknown areas.