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Decimated by pandemic, Kyoto tourism hinges on Japanese visitors

Foreign sightseers fall 99% amid coronavirus restrictions

A sign at a Shinto shrine in Kyoto asks visitors not to enter the grounds due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Toshiki Sasazu)

TOKYO -- Kyoto and other cities in Japan should focus on attracting visitors from within the country, analysts say, as the novel coronavirus pandemic has almost completely wiped out foreign visitors.

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