Tsuruya Hotel, a landmark institution in the hot spring town of Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, will close on Nov. 1, sources close to the hotel said Tuesday.

Known for its scenic position on the Pacific coast, the hotel has drawn dignitaries such as Shigeru Yoshida, a five-time prime minister between 1946 and 1954 and signatory of the San Francisco Peace Treaty, as well as the late Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda, who held the position from 1976 to 1978.

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