Around Kiyomizu-dera, a tourist destination in Kyoto where the state of emergency has been extended again, there are few people walking on Sunday, which is blessed with good weather, and it is quiet.

In Ninen-zaka, which is connected to Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, which is usually crowded with tourists, there are many souvenir shops and restaurants that post temporary closures as the state of emergency continues.

It was sunny from the morning on Sunday 30th, but the number of tourists visiting was sparse.

According to Mr. Tomohiro Kanda, the chairman of the union created at local stores, some stores have decided to close due to the low traffic during the Golden Week holidays.

Mr. Kanda said, "Some people may be tired of self-restraint and go out in the town, but I think there are few tourist spots. If the state of emergency continues in the future school trip season, management will become more difficult, so vaccination I hope that will progress and the bustle will return. "