|Above, businesses in Yokosuka, Japan. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
If Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan comes to fruition, foreign tourists won't have to confine themselves to Japan's major cities to access duty-free stores.
According to Kyodo News:
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday he wants to increase the number of tax-free stores in provincial cities around Japan and improve border facilities to attract more tourists from overseas.
Abe made the comments at a press conference during a visit to Mt. Koya, a Buddhist pilgrimage site and tourist spot in western Japan's Wakayama Prefecture. An increasing number of foreign tourists are visiting Mt. Koya for its key attraction Kongobuji, the head temple of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism.To read more, go here.