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It will be required to set some restrictions on entry to the mountain and local governments, the tourism industry and local communities should work together to educate tourists.

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Hideki Endo, a specialist in the sociology of tourism and a professor at Ritsumeikan University who advocates controlling access to Mount Fuji. As foreign visitors return to Japan in droves for the first summer since 2019, authorities in the country are bracing for another potential surge -- in the number of accidents at tourism magnet Mount Fuji and on the nation's roads.

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It will be required to set some restrictions on entry to the mountain and local governments, the tourism industry and local communities should work together to educate tourists.

Educate tourist? Tourist come and go, there is no way to educate them!

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Been said on here a million times -

Seriously restrict walking visitor numbers and introduce a booking system if necessary. Of course that means informing people well.

Charge a minimum of ¥5000 entrance fee to pay for maintenance of trails, staffing, improvements and facilities.

If not risk losing World Heritage Status.

How embarrassing would that be.

As it stands now, aside from the degradation of the site, it appears a possibility of human tragedy is in the waiting.

Act now.

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How about adding many more rubbish bins along the way? Countries worldwide manage to do so on their "tourism magnets" sites. Not to mention, their own parks, side walks, cities, etc. Sigh. Surely miss those "gomi-bakos" of yore.

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Always blame foreign tourists for domestic tourism troubles,to avoid 'misunderstandings'.

This is the way

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@piskian

To be fair, the quotation doesn’t say “foreign” anywhere.

That’s only introduced afterwards, by JT.

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No, just post a sign saying " From this point you need insurance or you need to pay for your own stupidity"

Then no money or no insurance...let them perish.

Hard? but the followers would soon learn.

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