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The number of foreign tourists has skyrocketed in Japan. In particular, in mid-size (Kyoto, Hiroshima) and smaller cities (Nara, Nikko, Kamakura), the flood of tour buses and camera-toting visitors can be overwhelming in many locations.
As of October 30, 2016, the number of foreign tourists had topped the 20 million mark.
80% of those visitors come from four countries: China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong. The government is expecting the total to double to 40 million by 2020, in which Tokyo hosts the summer Olympics.
Source: Yomiuri Shinbun
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