JAPAN: LOVES TOURISTS BUT NOT LIKE THIS

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JAPAN LOVES TOURISTS                                  

Japan is a country that has a lot of visiting places. Some last years, they controlled the visitors very politely. But a few days ago, foreigners entered the public residences which made the Japanese feel awful. They did not like their behavior. Therefore, they got frustrated.

Recently on two occasions, a foreigner entered a barber shop from the front door and smashed the door more than halfway through loud sound and asked for a haircut. There were

Teo people in the shop. One of them was Italian and the other was British Mr. Matsumoto, who is 75 years old, did not know any of their languages or what to tell themselves. He without saying a word picks up his scissors and starts to cut foreigners’ hair hoping that his experience of many years would rush him through strained encounters. 

Tourists, moving on with the help of the weak Yen which grew their money further in Japan, have started to spill the tourists in the country since there was a decrease in the restrictions due to the coronavirus in 2022 made easy for the Yen to get the tourists to the country. Some members of the government, including Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, have also raised concerns about overtourism in the country. In March, there were more than three million international arrivals in the country. According to the monthly record, it was more than a 10% increase in March 2019.

Almost two-thirds of tourists were related to South Korea, Taiwan, and China. Last year, the tourists’ utilization was 9% of the domestic gross of Japan. Many sites i.e., Kyoto and Japan’s ancient royal capital felt very unmanaged due to the visit of a lot of tourists. These tourists were spilled into the residential areas, small towns, cities near Mount Fuji, and the area of the barber’s shop in the commercial district of Kyoto. On a recent Saturday, Mr. Matsumoto, while sitting on his lower chair in the shop, said “Before, it was normal to see tourists in this city but nowadays, these are spreading out to random and unexpected places.” 

This behavior of the tourists is testing the patience of a kind-hearted public

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In Kyoto and highly visited places, some residents mutter about the crowds outside the hotels, restaurants, and buses. While others said that tourists, visiting the ancient places, disrespect tradition and the guides. Some of them took their pics while walking behind them. They eat while walking. It is considered rude behavior in Japan. 

One day last month, a 65-year-old man Hiroshi Ban took 6 times longer than usual- to reach Kyoto’s Heian Jingu Shrine. On getting late, he accused those tourists who stopped the buses after counting the coins and pennies for the fare. Because he had to count those coins given by the tourists as the fare of the bus. Mr. Ban, an event organizer said “Every day feels like a carnival. We cannot enjoy our lives in peace.” 

Those who directly benefit from tourism were also worried that it might be unsupportable

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A taxi driver in Kyoto, Hisashi Kobayashi said business was so good that taking an off feel easy to spend money. But many visitors- holding companies are grappling with us to keep the demand as they recovered from the pandemic-era labor shortages.

Mr. Kobayashi, the 56-year-old man, added when his taxi approached a bottleneck near a temple. He said that when the Chinese visit here, they think that they are in a foreign country due to the lot of tourists in this area. Kyoto is no longer the same city as it was.

The bridge with a direct view of Mount Fuji which became popular late last year, had stopped the business of Shizuoka’s tourism industry. Shizuoka’s tourism said on Instagram that it was a beautiful place for dreamlike pictures before the bridge’s popularity among tourists. 

Many visitors litter there and park their cars in driveways which do not let the other tourists pass through there easily. Some tourists also stop the traffic to take pictures.

To prevent crowding on the train stations, the government began to run buses for the tourists, this month. 

At Nishiki Market, some people complained about finding oily stains on their clothes after passing through the packed crowd of tourists. Yoshino Yamaoka signed the two boards on which were written “No Eating While Walking.” One had large fonts and the underlined with red lines.

More officials are trying to control these increasing issues due to the increase of tourists in the country

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