The construction of the mesh net – 2.5 meters high and the length of a cricket pitch at 20 meters – is estimated to begin in May, announced an official from Fujikawaguchiko town.

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It is the latest direct action in Japan against over-tourism after residents of Kyoto's geisha district banned visitors from small private alleys this year.

Record numbers of overseas tourists are travelling to Japan, where the number of monthly visitors exceeded 3 million in March for the first time.