Tourists in the streets around Kiyomizu temple, in Kyoto, in the pre-pandemic era. Photo: Shutterstock Tourists in the streets around Kiyomizu temple, in Kyoto, in the pre-pandemic era. Photo: Shutterstock
Tourists in the streets around Kiyomizu temple, in Kyoto, in the pre-pandemic era. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
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Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

Kyoto is empty of Chinese tourists, and Japanese netizens would like to keep it that way

  • The coronavirus has emptied the Japanese city of millions of visitors who thronged the streets and buses
  • Reactions to a virtual tour for Chinese tourists suggest that netizens want to keep their city for themselves

Tourists in the streets around Kiyomizu temple, in Kyoto, in the pre-pandemic era. Photo: Shutterstock Tourists in the streets around Kiyomizu temple, in Kyoto, in the pre-pandemic era. Photo: Shutterstock
Tourists in the streets around Kiyomizu temple, in Kyoto, in the pre-pandemic era. Photo: Shutterstock
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.