Hi, I am looking for someone to write an article on tourism and mount fuji Paper must be at least 1750 words. Please, no plagiarized work! It last erupted in 1707 and is classified already as a dormant volcano. Buddhist tradition believes that Fuji rose from the earth in 286 BC after an earthquake that also produced Lake Biwa (the largest lake in Japan) (Sacred Destination, n.d.). Mt. Fuji is named after the Buddhist fire goddess Fuchi and is sacred to the Shinto goddess Sengen-Sama, whose shrine is also found at the summit. It is considered as the holiest of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains.” Every summer, thousands of pilgrims and tourists mount to the summit, many of them hiking throughout the night to watch the sunrise from the summit. Around 200,000 Japanese and foreign tourists climb the mountain every year (Freire, 2007).
Lately, however, Mount Fuji has been called as the “highest garbage dump” in Japan (Celsius). Apparently, tourists and local communities near it have been dumping all sorts of garbage along the path of the mountain, as well as it’s on-base (Freire, 2007). Volunteers have been cleaning up the mountain, although the garbage problem persists (Celsius, n,d.). This paper explores how tourism has impacted Mount Fuji from a sociocultural perspective.
Tourism aims to improve the socio-economic welfare of local communities through increasing employment and incomes that come indirectly and directly from tourism activities. Tourism, however, also produces problems of pollution and possible negative effects on the attitudes and practices of local residents. Mount Fuji has enjoyed a healthy stream of tourists, but it has also experienced several problems that tourism either contributed to or made worse.
Tourism and other economic activities have improved businesses around it and enhanced the purchasing power of some local residents. As a result, they have more money to buy things, but less money to take care of their garbage. The effect of tourism than is increased consumption patterns and increased waste production.
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