The boarders will be reopened soon!!! I already have seen some tourists in the city in Osaka and Kyoto. A lot of people come to Japan from the end of this year to next year for sure:)
I had a photo shooting tour last week in Kyoto and took a ton of great photos of a nice family from Hong Kong! They were sooooo friendly and wearing Japanese kimono and looks very beautiful. Anyone can rent Japanese kimono at kimono rental stores and popular sightseeing places have kimono rental shops. The family chosen same color kimono and looks great for photoshooting!
We visited to Fushimiinari shrine first. This place is the most popular for tourists from the world and it was very crowded before the covid but it was not so much crowded last week. A lot of Torii gates are sooo beautiful and the photos I took with these gates are very Japanesey. One of my favorite place in Kyoto. Not only gates street, I took them to colorful paper craine area and took some photos with Fox mask! I love the photos so much!! I hope people who visit Fushimiinari shrine have great time and make memories with great photos:)