Tourists in the pre-Covid era wait to enter the Sensoji temple in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Bloomberg
Tourists in the pre-Covid era wait to enter the Sensoji temple in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Bloomberg

Omicron shelves Japan’s reopening, but in post-Chinese tourism era, businesses are back in blossom

  • Tokyo, Kyoto et al have been without mass tourism for two years. But after the initial post-Covid collapse, many businesses have found they can cope just fine
  • As the new coronavirus variant delays reopening plans, a pressing question emerges: would the Japanese even really want foreign tourists back?

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Tourists in the pre-Covid era wait to enter the Sensoji temple in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Bloomberg
Tourists in the pre-Covid era wait to enter the Sensoji temple in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Bloomberg
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