Shingo Onda

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Popularity may force curb on climbing Yaku Island

National Oct 2, 2009

Popularity may force curb on climbing Yaku Island

KAGOSHIMA — Since Yaku Island was placed on the World Heritage list 16 years ago, tourism has been booming. Some 390,000 tourists flocked to the 500-sq.-km island south of Kagoshima Prefecture in fiscal 2008, up from an estimated 210,000 back in 1993. More than 100,000 mountain ...