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Overtourism is causing headaches authorities and consternation local residents worldwide. Japan is one country that is battling surging numbers international tourists. The weaker yen has meant people are flocking to see Japan's numerous World Heritage sites and sample its world-famous cuisine. A town Mount Fuji has devised a drastic measure to combat the problem overtourism. Fujikawaguchiko, which is the foot of Fuji, has become inundated sightseers who want selfies of themselves a brightly coloured convenience store, with Fuji-san as the backdrop. Local authorities have decided to erect a giant mesh fence to obscure the view Japan's iconic mountain.

A local official told journalists that the increasing number tourists was creating problems residents. These include trash being left the streets, traffic being blocked, and security guards being employed to marshal selfie takers. The official said the fence: "It is regrettable that we had to take such measures." She added that it was because "some tourists who cannot respect rules". The fence will be 20 metres long and 2.5 metres high. Other places Japan are also battling large numbers overseas visitors. Locals the ancient city of Kyoto cannot board increasingly overcrowded buses. Areas of Kyoto have been closed to tourists to prevent people harassing geisha, a problem dubbed as "geisha paparazzi".

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