On the peak, the tour buses that connect the tail to each other this is the cause of traffic jams, traffic accident.
On the peak, the tour buses that connect the tail together, “collectors” of tourists come from the high-end shopping district Ginza and Akihabara electronics quarter and many another famous area in Tokyo. This problem is the cause of traffic jams, TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS and also the challenge for the Government.
“The wall” bus
The evening of the last a day, although on weekends but the street Chuo Dori, Ginza, Tokyo, buses still lined up long before the Department store, a fashion of the shopping centre. Lanes, congestion also means that move extremely slowly. On the sidewalk, pedestrian flow is “the wall” bus obscured. Not long after, the same Chinese visitors tourists come from countries with current bag tantrum lém stores, drives back out, the bus waiting for available pickup.
“I’m glad to have many customers, but dealing with the bus carrying the tourists is also a problem,” an official of the Commercial and Industrial Association of Chuo Dori said. The Association currently has about 250 shops in Chuo Dori, and officials said this more, the big bus carrying foreign tourists have started to appear about two years ago. But it came in the morning, charged for about 5-10 minutes then go.
When all passengers are present right now, the lethal bus stops just a few moments. However, they delayed due to her shopping is inevitable. Therefore, these vehicles are forced to wait, sometimes for more than 30 minutes. “Even when the two buses parked in parallel. When the police warning, some rush cars without roll up close, ” an administrator of Cupidmentor.com at Chuo Dori complained.
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Lack of parking space
Tokyo buses are mostly not allowed to park on the street, in a location in the long run or stop near the Red lamps are traffic violations. However, when the police appeared, the buses leave in a hurry to move, making the situation becomes difficult to control. But the serious TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS involving tour buses pick-up, the drop-off has not yet occurred, but “If this traffic situation continues, I won’t be surprised when the accident occurred,” a senior officer in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department said.
This problem is becoming more severe by the lack of parking space. Currently, there is about 5 Ginza area can accommodate parking for at least 100 large buses. However, most of these are visitors to the Imperial Court of Japan, and some other points of Tsukiji market. A representative of the Kansai company, Operations Manager of the bus reserved for Chinese tourists, said: “If this area has much-dedicated parking for tour buses than we will not stop more time on the roads”.
To resolve this problem, to strengthen the management of Ginza neighborhood as well as other areas, the Tokyo Government has planned to search for open space, can accommodate large buses in the Centre of Tokyo. At the same time, called on industries to research bus operations more efficient. “We want to solve the problem of comprehensive, compatible with the nation’s travel policy,” senior officers of the Department of Transport said.
The Japanese Government attempted to welcome foreign visitors as part of the development strategy. The weakening of the yen under the Government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has increased the number of foreign tourists for the first time over 10 million by 2013.
As of the end of November this year, there are about 14.48 million tourists visited Japan, up over same period in 2014 is 13.41 million. In it, the volume of Chinese tourists accounted for about 30%.