A huge black barrier to block Mount Fuji from view will be installed in a popular photo spot by Japanese authorities exasperated by crowds of badly behaved foreign tourists.

Construction of the mesh net — 2.5 meters high and the length of a cricket pitch at 20 meters — will begin as early as next week, an official from Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture, said Friday.

"It's regrettable we have to do this, because of some tourists who can't respect rules," leaving litter behind and ignoring traffic regulations, he said.