Kyoto Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa. Once weary of hordes of foreign tourists crowding its narrow streets and ignoring etiquette, many in Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto are longing for their return -- missing the revenue they brought before the country largely shut its doors to overseas visitors two years ago due to the pandemic.© Bloomberg
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The pandemic made all Kyoto’s strengths into weaknesses: culture, tourism and universities. Many citizens welcome the return of foreign visitors as the virus dies down.
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