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Japan: – Tired of useless tourists

Japan: – Tired of useless tourists

– It is unfortunate that we have to do this, because some tourists are unable to adhere to the rules.

This is what an official in the Japanese city of Fujikawaguchiko, who preferred to remain anonymous, told the news agency France Press agency.

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Mount Fuji is perhaps Japan's most famous landmark, and a favorite photo spot for the ever-growing masses of tourists visiting the country.

In recent months, tourists have flocked to Fujikawaguchiko to commemorate the country's tallest mountain, the magazine reported. hour.

Huge Increase: Japan is currently experiencing a huge influx of tourists.  In March alone, more than three million people visited the country.  Here from the city of Fujiyoshida, where authorities had to post warnings not to stand in the middle of the street to take photos.  Image: Nikola Datsch/SIPA/Shutterstock/NTB

Huge Increase: Japan is currently experiencing a huge influx of tourists. In March alone, more than three million people visited the country. Here from the city of Fujiyoshida, where authorities had to post warnings not to stand in the middle of the street to take photos. Image: Nicholas Datsch/SIPA/Shutterstock/NTB
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But now the limit has been reached.

According to the person AFP spoke to, tourists leave garbage and ignore traffic rules. People also climbed the roof of a local dental clinic to get a better look at the mountain.

Mount Fuji can be seen from many places in Japan, but in this particular city it is possible to get a photo of the mountain with Lawson's supermarket in the foreground.

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This chain of stalls is found everywhere in Japan and is very Japanese, AFP wrote.

– There is a rumor on social media that this place is very Japanese, which made it a popular place for filming, says the official.

Some people should not pay attention to signs or messages from security guards. Tourists were also seen climbing to the roof, according to Agence France-Presse.

Iconic symbol: Mount Fuji can be seen from many angles in Japan, and is the country's tallest mountain at 3,776 metres.  Photography: Richard A.  BROOKS/AFP/NTB

ICONIC: Mount Fuji can be seen from many angles in Japan, and is the country's tallest mountain at 3,776 metres. Photography: Richard A. BROOKS/AFP/NTB
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The news agency wrote that the canvas now set up to prevent photo opportunities should have been a last resort.

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The measure is being taken at a time when Japan has to deal with large numbers of tourists. In March, a new monthly record was set, with more than three million visitors, Time magazine wrote.

Many tourists also want to see Mount Fuji up close. This has led to queues of people on the mountainsides, littering, and the problem of pedestrians who are very poorly dressed for the conditions. CNN.

In an attempt to control the crowds, the area where the mountain is located has imposed a fee of 2,000 yen – the equivalent of about 140 Norwegian kroner – per hiker. A ceiling of 4,000 buskers per day has also been set, according to the channel.

Last month, Kyoto was also forced to take action against tourists. Here, a ban was imposed on tourists in the city's famous geisha area. In the area's narrow streets, tourists are said to have snapped photos of people performing in traditional kimonos — despite warnings not to do so, according to Time magazine.

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