Yeah, that's why it can be pretty insidious. It's not seen as a negative, because it's using positive reinforcement. People with high scores get rewards. I could see something like this working in the US, but they wouldn't be able to make it manda
There is an old Japanese village that was cut off from the rest of the world. To get to it, there's a single derelict road that ends at a marina / pier of sorts used by the technicians of a hydro dam. Apparently the only person still living there is a single old man in his 80's.
I found this video of a guy who hikes to remote places. He contacted another guy who is part of a committee to preserve the village - side note, not sure how that's going.
When I say this village is out of the way, that is an incredible understatement. You have to hike for hours from the closest point of contact just to get to the village. The path is so overgrown because no one travels on it anymore and so you can very easily get lost or killed by falling into a ravine or mauled by a bear.
I'm still trying to find the village on google maps but having a hell of a time. The guy doesn't really give much to go on.