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Japanese Town to Block View of Mount Fuji After Tourists Behave Badly to Get Perfect Shot


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When you go to a country as a tourist, many people do not read up on the culture of the locals and end up offending them once they are at their destination.

Just recently, a Japanese town has made the decision to cover up the view of the iconic Mount Fuji behind a Lawson convenience store in Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi.

According to The Independent, the town’s officials will install a mesh net measuring 2.5m high and 20m long. Construction is expected to begin this week.

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It is said that the rationale behind this decision is that tourists were flocking to that area and crowding the space to get the perfect ‘Japanese’ shot: a convenience store and the famed Mount Fuji.

The Japan Times reported that tourists there were unruly and would litter while ignoring the traffic regulations.

“It’s regrettable we have to do this because of some tourists who can’t respect rules,” said a town official.

It is said that some would even park illegally at the dental clinic next door or climb their roofs just to get a picture.

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Hence, installing this net is a last resort for the locals to restore peace to their town.

In Kyoto, Gion district’s local council has also banned tourists and sightseers from entering the alleys and streets housing that is home to the geishas and maikos. Several of these women artists were harassed by tourists on multiple occasions.


Remember, going out to travel is about learning and respecting other cultures, not imposing your own on the locals.


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