A number of Japanese tourist attractions are refusing entry to foreigners due to the bad behaviour and poor manners of overseas tourists.
Japan has seen a tourism boom in recent years. In 1990 the number of international arrivals was a modest 3.2 million, hitting 6.7 million in 2005 before swelling to 30 million last year. The country is set to see another boost in visitors in 2019 as it hosts the Rugby World Cup this September, and then the Olympics will be hosted in Tokyo in 2020.
However, a small number of ‘unruly’ visitors are threatening to ruin certain attractions for everyone.
One site to take action against international tourist groups is the Nanzo-in Buddhist temple in Sasaguri, Fukuoka…