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It seems the trend for “free” attractions to start charging tourists is spreading across the world.

Venice has announced a €5 (approx. $AU) fee for visitors to enter the famous city. In a bid to curb overtourism, the Hagia Sophia in Turkey charges €25 (approx. $AU40) for entry.

Hagia Sophia, Turkey

According to a report on, Mount Fuji is set to become the latest iconic destination to put a price on fresh air and scenic views.

The highest peak in Japan attracts more than 200,000 people every year but concerns over rubbish at the UNESCO heritage site and hiker safety has seen authorities impose the new tax.

While the amount visitors will have to pay has yet to be announced, the new charge will come into effect July 1.

According to Japan’s Yamanashi prefectural government, there will also be a daily limit of 4,000 hikers a day and you won’t be able to start your climb between the hours of 4pm and 2am.