Visitors walk on the Ninenzaka road in Kyoto, Japan, on June 26, 2022. 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. Photo: Bloomberg
Visitors walk on the Ninenzaka road in Kyoto, Japan, on June 26, 2022. 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. Photo: Bloomberg

Kyoto wants Japan travel to open quicker and foreign tourists to return, though not everyone yearns to see the masses again

  • Kyoto needs the overseas visitors it had grown weary of back; some blame Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for not doing enough to reopen travel
  • The city government plans to alleviate future overcrowding by attracting visitors at different times of day, out of season and to relatively unknown attractions

Visitors walk on the Ninenzaka road in Kyoto, Japan, on June 26, 2022. 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. Photo: Bloomberg
Visitors walk on the Ninenzaka road in Kyoto, Japan, on June 26, 2022. 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. Photo: Bloomberg
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