The site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster is likely to become a bizarre new tourist attraction, as people flock to visit the radioactive exclusion zone.
Just as tourists visited Chernobyl 25 years after the explosion at the Soviet-era nuclear reactor, the Fukushima Daiichi disaster zone is now attracting explorers’ attention. Despite the risks involved in visiting the site, a number of travel agencies are organizing tours in the disaster area.
The idea was put forward by Hiroki Azuma, the author of the Chernobyl Dark Tourism Guide, who said people should be allowed to see the process of the Fukushima plant’s decontamination with their own eyes.
But Japanese authorities dismissed the idea, saying the word ’tourism’ should never be applied to the catastrophe site. Even so, travel agencies are still pressing on with their controversial tour guides – and it’s a seriously lucrative enterprise.
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