Do I really need to send a picture of my passport?
So this time around we decided that a hotel was going to be too small for my family of 5 and so booked an apartment on Booking. All seems fine, however, the owner is asking for me to send a picture of the passports of the family as he claims it's a condition of staying in Japan. Seems odd and while I generally trust business owners in Japan, I'm not sure about this request. Thoughts? I'm guessing we will never meet the owner. It also specifically says on Booking not to provide personal details. A passport seems, well personal!