On this episode of Voices in Japan, Ben and Burke discuss overtourism in Japan.
Tourism in Japan has boomed in recent years. In 2017, it had the highest growth in tourist arrivals, outpacing Vietnam, Chile, and Thailand, with the Chinese being the largest group of visitors. This large influx of travellers has brought some positives to the country, but it has also caused a lot of problems. This episode covers the annoying things that tourists do, complaints from locals (especially of Chinese visitors), what Japan is doing to increase tourism, what local communities can do to benefit, and what not to do when holidaying in Japan.
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