How crowded is Kyoto now without international tourists?【Photos】

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee

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We visit the top tourist sites, and are surprised at what we discover.

In recent years, Kyoto has been buckling under the strain of overtourism, with congestion, bad behaviour, and etiquette problems becoming so widely reported in news reports that some people in Japan now totally avoid going there.

That all changed at the beginning of last year, however, when the coronavirus pandemic shut the country off to international tourism. The normally crowded tourist sites in the ancient capital became a lot quieter, and locals starting visiting again, not only to see the beautiful shrines and temples in the city,

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