Rescue services reduced for reopening of popular hiking trail


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Compared to how developed and the wild side of nature is removed from parks in Japan, I really wouldn't be concerned about lesser emergency personnel on standby. Where else would you see concrete stairs with chain handrails that go well up into a mountain trail and have perfectly operational vending machines at the summit. I say you'd really have to be in real trouble to call for rescue, but then again, there are those people that hike and camp all bundled up in the mid-day of summer

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Seeing as the locals here like to wear sweaters under parkas even in summer, have no water with them, and wear masks even before Corona 2020 when "mountain hiking" I think this is a very bad idea.

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smh.. how about not opening it then?

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