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Niche businesses pop up to cash in on Japan's tourism boom

Camper and kimono rental, weddings and luggage storage are promising areas

A group of South Korean tourists walk about Kyoto in kimono. More tourists are coming to Japan for experiences, rather than shopping. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- From kimono rentals to luggage storage apps to language training, Japan's long tourism boom is giving rise to a growing number of niche businesses that cater to the needs of overseas visitors.

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