To tackle over tourism issue Mount Fuji has hike the entry fee

To tackle over tourism issue Mount Fuji has hike the entry fee

Posted by Marine2Alpine on Thursday, 20th June 2024.

Mount Fuji, an iconic UNESCO World Heritage site representing Japan's cultural and natural significance, is taking action to address overcrowding concerns by introducing new regulations for climbers. Recent measures taken to address over tourism issues related Mount Fuji in Japan:

The Yamanashi prefectural government, responsible for managing Mount Fuji, has voted to introduce an entry fee of 2,000 yen (equivalent to INR 1108) per climber.

The primary goal of this decision is to reduce congestion on the mountain and ensure a safer climbing experience for visitors.

Mount Fiji has been facing challenges such as human traffic jams, littered foothills, and poorly equipped hikers.

Some climbers have attempted the ascent wearing inappropriate footwear, including sandals.

Additionally, the local government plans to implement a daily cap of 4,000 climbers to alleviate overcrowding and minimize environmental impact.

New guides will be assigned to ensure safety along the trails and educate climbers about proper mountain etiquette.

Preserving Mount Fuji’s natural beauty and cultural significance remains a priority, especially given the increasing foot traffic on this iconic UNESCO World Heritage site.

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