• Chunichi Shimbun

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When Hotel Meizanso, in the Miya hot spring district of Gamagori, Aichi Prefecture, welcomed a cohort of junior high school students from Nagoya at the end of September, it was the first time in months a large party of guests had checked in.

The number of bookings had plunged in the spring due to the spread of COVID-19, and the hotel had been closed for two-and-a-half months.

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