The Gion is one of the most picturesque parts of Kyoto. Earlier this year, Kotaku reported that tourists had been making the lives of geisha and maiko, who work in the area, difficult. Now locals have had enough.
As you can see in the footage below, a tourist mob stalks its photo prey.
— 西村環希 | Tamaki Nishimura (@tamaki_nisimura) June 21, 2019
There have also been reports that some tourists have touched their kimonos, while others have stuck their cameras in private businesses, residences, and gardens to take photos without permission.
While there are video cameras in the area, it is unclear how punishment will be enforced.