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'Guide-hailing' adds Zen to Japanese tours

Relaxed regulations let tourists find unlicensed guides through new travel websites

Unlicensed tour guide Junko Suzuki, right, shows British tourist Mark Fernandes and his girlfriend Huang Xiaojun around Sensoji Temple in Tokyo.

TOKYO -- Zen temples may have becomes less intimidating to foreign tourists in Japan as looser government regulations have created a new market for "guide-hailing" websites, where visitors can source tour guides.

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