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A Japanese city is installing a screen to cover the view of Mount Fuji and keep tourists away

The Japanese town of Fuji Kawaguchiko, where you can enjoy a distinctive view of Mount Fuji, an active volcano and the highest mountain in Japan, has opened an open conflict with the tourists who have invaded the place in recent months.

In an attempt to control the increasing number of visitors, local authorities installed a black mesh screen measuring 2.5 meters high and 20 meters long in the most “Instagrammable” places in the city. The aim is to try to restore peace among residents, who complain about the noise from tour groups, the traffic caused by the large number of people and the rubbish left behind by visitors.

A city spokesperson told the department France Press Agency It is a pity that we have to raise the visual barrier “because of some tourists who cannot respect the rules.”

However, some residents doubt the effectiveness of the screen, claiming that tourists will find a way to break the rules and continue taking photos.

It is possible to photograph Mount Fuji from several points in Fuji Kawaguchiko, but tourists tend to crowd the space in front of Lawson, a very traditional chain in Japan.

Japan lives one bubble In tourism: In March, the number of visitors to the country broke a record of more than 3 million, thanks to a stimulus package from the Japanese government combined with the depreciation of the country’s currency, the yen, especially in the post-pandemic period .

However, the large influx of foreigners caused problems. After complaints of harassment, inappropriate behavior and even violation of private property, tourists were banned from entering the alleys of Giongeisha, one of Kyoto’s most popular tourist attractions.

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