Aiming to tackle pollution, Japan enforces visitor cap at Mount Fuji


Beginning this summer, visitors to Mount Fuji will have to pay to hike one of the routes up the iconic mountain.

Japan will introduce new visitor restrictions at one of its major attractions this year in a bid to protect the site from overtourism. Mount Fuji has seen a boom in visitor numbers bringing with it concerns over discarded rubbish and hiker safety. To help clean up the mountain and preserve its environment, Japanese authorities have introduced a fee and a daily visitor cap along the most popular trail.

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