Kazumo Nagashima, rage of foreign tourists' “Frustration on Mt. Fuji” “Get out of Japan early”


Reiho Fuji, which has been selected as a World Heritage site, is said to have been experiencing annoying acts by foreign tourists.

30th late-night broadcast “Sawakaku! In the “Junichi Ichimo Chisako-no-kai” (TV Asahi series), Ishige Nagashima, Yoshizumi Ishihara, and Chisako Takashima have complained about the problem.

■ Oshino Hakkai Thrown Problem

The topic is “The Throwing Problem” of the world cultural heritage, Konoike in Oshino Hakkai, where the melting water from Mt. Fuji emerges as a pure spring water.

In China and other countries, there is a culture of throwing money into a pond, and the amount of money thrown into a pond becomes more common as more than 1,500 coins are collected in a single cleaning. It is regarded as a problem because of its influence or the destruction of nature such as drastically reducing aquatic plants.

■ Climbing style with high risk of distress

Foreign tourists visiting Mt. Fuji from all over the world. There are many foreigners aiming at the summit with sandals and shirtless light clothing in summer, but the problem was especially in winter.

In winter, the situation is even harsher, and Mt. Fuji is challenged by skilled climbers who are fully equipped. Due to the dangers, the mountain climbing route is closed, and foreign tourists climb without permission even in situations where mountain climbing is not allowed without applying to the police.

Yoshizumi, who knows the dangers of Mt. Fuji, gets tired of reckless foreign tourists, saying, “You can't go up but you have to go to help,” “The situation at the 5th climb is too different from the situation above. It ’s better to show it. ”

Takashima pointed out that foreigners who climbed without worrying about being `` licking small Japanese people who are inferior in physical strength '', made a fear video of distress, `` I can not help other than Japanese people '' Insist that the attitude should be shown. Ichimo et al. Convinced me that it was a real argument.

■ Ishige “Leave Japan from Japan”

Throws that do not fit even if a warning is given with a signboard. Based on the premise that this act is related to nature destruction, Ishige is angry that "This is a fine. The fine for violation of the Cultural Property Protection Law should be clearly indicated on the signboard."

Although Yoshizumi developed his theory that there was no illness due to cultural differences, he argued that “I can't do it even if it ’s ill,” Ishimo disagrees. He admits the trend in his country, but stresses that it is natural to match the manners of the country he visited, saying, "This is Japan." He said, “Get out early (from Japan)”.

■ 30% are "joyful to increase foreign tourists"

Previously, the Shirubee editorial department surveyed 1,362 men and women in their 20s and 60s nationwide, and 30% of the respondents answered that they are more than happy that the number of foreign tourists will increase. .


The increase in foreign tourists will bring great benefits to the Japanese economy. However, the fact that the above-mentioned problems are occurring frequently due to the increase in the number of nearby and uninhabited tourists is also a reality.

The number of foreign tourists will increase for the Tokyo Olympics. At that time, it is unlikely that the problems will arise and how they should be solved.
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“I don't want foreign tourists to come” Kyoto, Gion “Unauthorized photography on private roads is 10,000 yen”… Local phone

Shooting without permission will be charged 10,000 yen

Kyoto is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan, where you can experience shrines and temples, the cityscape, culture, and entertainment unique to Japan.

In particular, many foreign tourists visit Gion in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, where the cityscapes of the ancient city of Kyoto are lined up.


Gion is visited by a large number of tourists, but the Gion-machi south district council has decided to ban unauthorized photography on private roads around Hanamikoji Street around Gion on the 25th and urged not to take pictures A sign was installed.

In the south of Gion-cho, there have been many violations of manners such as taking pictures of the streets, taking pictures of maiko, and taking pictures without permission of private houses. Until now, foreign tourists who couldn't follow good manners have been appealed to raise awareness of good manners, but they didn't work.

The new signage also says in English and Chinese that "Unauthorized photography costs 10,000 yen." If a private road photo shoot is found, the photographer will be charged 10,000 yen, but it is not legally binding.


While benefiting from the increase in the number of foreign tourists, while the negative impact of “overtourism” caused by a larger number of people than expected is also a problem, the editorial department previously covered the efforts of Kyoto City.
(Reference article: "Overtourism" that falls due to the increase in foreign tourists ... I asked Kyoto City to protect local residents)

I wonder if these efforts were not effective and made this decision. I asked the Gion Town South District Council.

There is no plan to collect 10,000 yen on the signboard !?

-Why did you decide to ban photography on private roads?

The council has implemented various measures proposed by its members against the nuisance of foreign tourists, which has increased rapidly in recent years. However, there are no successful examples of effective countermeasures. This time as well as part of the countermeasures. If there is no effect, you can stop it.

-What is the reaction of residents about this decision?

The residents of the district and commercial establishments have not had a good impression on tourists since before, and we have not heard any objection to date regarding this measure.

-Who has paid 10,000 yen so far? Was there anyone who was charged?

There is no plan to collect 10,000 yen from the beginning. However, there are a lot of relevant tourists.

-Why is it written on the signboard saying "Unauthorized photography will be charged 10,000 yen" even though there is no plan to collect 10,000 yen?

I do n’t know if it ’s effective, but I think it ’s a deterrent.

-"I will receive 10,000 yen" is not legally binding, but do you think it will be effective?

For now, foreign tourists who have seen the high bill seem to refrain from taking pictures.

-How do you spend the money you collect?

I don't intend to collect it, and of course I don't use it.


Previously installed signboards
"I don't want foreign tourists to come"

--- How many places are there "10,000 yen for photography without permission"?

On the 25th, only one will be installed for the media, and a total of 4 will be installed in the future.

-Is it OK to take photos on public roads?

Public roads are OK.However, foreign tourists cannot distinguish between public and private roads.

ー ー Do you not want tourists to come too much as the Gion-machi south district council?

It is the recognition of all members of the council that the area is not a tourist destination but a commercial place (about 300 people living or operating in the area). Therefore, there are no stores for tourists.I think it's honest that I don 't want you to come.

-What do you want to appeal to tourists?

I think the consensus is "I don't want foreign tourists to come".

He said that he would not actually charge 10,000 yen, but he decided to install a new signboard in anticipation of deterrence against nuisance that could not be easily improved.
Inbound is important when considering Japan, but if you allow foreign tourists to do anything they can't coexist with local residents.
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Difficulty for returning to overseas, such as hotels, where visitors are left behind

As the number of foreign visitors (inbound) increases, the number of forgotten items and lost items has increased rapidly. Contents vary from wallets containing the currency of each country to smartphones, food and souvenirs. There is also a trial calculation of more than 10 million items left over from accommodations nationwide. The process of searching for the owner and shipping it overseas is cumbersome, and the collected hotels have trouble handling it.


“Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro” (Toyoshima, Tokyo) has many visitors to Japan. In a room about 1 tatami on the 9th floor of the annex where a switchboard is placed, there are piles of clothes cases containing items such as watches, wallets, and clothes. “Over 80% is for foreign visitors to Japan,” said Maiko Sato. There are about 80 items left a month, and if there is a request from the owner, it is mailed overseas, but it is said that there are few contacts.

Even if contact is made, there are few carriers that handle cash on delivery overseas. It is necessary to check the contents and the presence of dangerous goods when shipping at cost. “Even if one of the cosmetics inside the cosmetic pouch is missed, it will be redone. The hurdles are higher than Japanese forgotten items, and the burden on the business is heavy.”

Logistics management company “OSS” (Osaka City), which started “International Delivery Service for Lost Items”, which undertakes shipping of lost items etc. in 2017, has over 10 million items left for visitors to Japan every year. To calculate. According to the person in charge, tens of pieces are sent out from more than 1,000 lodging facilities nationwide every day, the person in charge said, “Several hundreds a month until last year. I also shipped 1,000.

Lost items stand out even in rental cars and trains. At Times Car Haneda (Haneda, Tokyo) near Haneda Airport, about half of forgotten items belong to visitors. If there is an inquiry from the owner, staff who can speak English will contact you by email, but it is particularly troublesome to use portable Wi-Fi borrowed in Japan. “When we leave the country, we have no choice but to return it,” the clerk often brings to the owner's store.

At Keikyu Lost Things Center established in Yokohama City in 2016 by Keikyu Corporation, forgotten items such as passports and envelopes with Japanese yen that seems to have been exchanged are conspicuous. There is no request for shipping from overseas, but the person in charge said, “Forgotten items of visitors to Japan have increased in recent years. (In preparation for shipping requests from overseas) Hurry for payment of mailing fee and identification method etc. I want to consider it. "

According to the National Police Agency, about 28.82 million items were found delivered to the police in 2017. Due to the rapid increase in visitors to Japan, it has more than doubled over the past decade. There are increasing reports of suitcases and other items at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Lost and Found Center in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, where approximately 900,000 items arrived at police boxes in Tokyo. The person in charge says, “I don't have statistics, but the number of foreigners who come to pick up lost items is increasing.”

In order to secure storage space, the police are promoting a “special facility occupant” system that allows storage of lost items other than police stations such as stations and department stores. Within the Metropolitan Police Department jurisdiction, 20 facilities of 11 companies such as department stores and railway companies have already been designated. The Metropolitan Police Department official said, "I want to call each business operator to increase the number of facilities."
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