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Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads

For years, Kyoto has been fighting an uphill battle against the millions of tourists that flock to see its living time capsule of traditional Japan every year. And while the city has done everything in its power to try and educate foreign tourists on proper manners when visiting, they have largely been unsuccessful.
Tourists trespassing on private property to take photos, grabbing geisha and maiko (geisha in training) to take pictures with them, and overall wrecking the atmosphere of the area is still a real problem.
And now one district in Kyoto, the Gion District, is putting their geta-sandal foot down. Starting on the 25th of this month, an association made up of local residents and shop owners has forbidden photography on private roads.
? So while pictures taken from the famous Hanamikoji Main Street, pictured here, are okay, many private roads leading off it are not.
Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads
Photo: Wikimedia Commons/663highland
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