Recently there are many news stories about "overtourism" in Japan:
Whilst Japan’s promotion as a tourist destination is incredibly important, JNTO is aware of cases of ‘overtourism’ in which local residents of some tourist hotspots have been affected by a surge in the number of visitors from overseas.
More than one-fourth of Japanese municipalities have expressed concerns about possible future problems resulting from a surge in the number of foreign visitors to the country
Question: As a tourist in Japan, how can I avoid these places?
For instance, I heard from friends living in Matsue and Aizuwakamatsu that both of these small cities are desperately trying to attract foreign tourists, and are suffering from being out of the beaten path. So I went there and had a great time. I also noticed the absence of foreign tourists, indeed if these friends had not told me, I would have not known about these places.
Is there perhaps a kind of website or map or app where I can check whether a given place currently welcomes tourists or not? Ideally based on the local population's sentiment about the topic.