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May 21, 2024 1:33 PM

Swarmed with tourists, Japan town blocks off viral view of Mt. Fuji

Japan's majestic Mt. Fuji was some 700,000 years in the making, but on one sultry May morning, it was gone. At least on one side of a busy road, views of the 3,776-metre (12,388 foot) symbol of Japan and the Lawson convenience store beneath it have vanished, as officials finished a 20-metre by 2.5-metre barrier to obstruct a photo spot that had become viral among tourists. For locals, the mass of visitors and their refusal to obey rules on littering and parking had become a nuisance and traffi...

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