Visits to Mount Fuji, in Japan, will have new restrictions, such as the application of a fee, from Monday, at the start of the summer season, to try to control excess tourism.

Starting early Monday morning, tourists wishing to use the Yoshida Trail will have to pay a fee of 2,000 yen, around 11.60 euros.

The maximum access limit for this trail is now 4,000 tourists per day. Mount Fuji attracts more than 220,000 visitors every summer.

To control this flow of migrants and its environmental impact, the authorities introduced, for the first time, an online reservation system.

Last week, four people died while climbing Mount Fuji. Many tourists climb the mountain at night to see the sunrise from the summit, which is 3,776 meters high.

Some visitors sleep on the tracks, lighting fires to keep warm, or try to complete the route without taking breaks.



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