Popular hot spring town "Ginzan Onsen" All inns are closed until next month 6 Yamagata April 10 20:21

To prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, Ginzan Onsen, a popular hot spring town in Obanazawa, Yamagata Prefecture, has decided to stop accepting all guests until next month.

Ginzan Onsen has a history of nearly 300 years and is said to have become a model of a ryokan in the animated movie `` Spirited Away '', one of the most popular hot spring towns in Yamagata Prefecture. Over a million people visited.

However, in Yamagata Prefecture, infections with the new virus have been confirmed one after another, and as of noon on the 10th, 32 people have been infected.

For this reason, the union created at all the inns and other places at Ginzan Onsen decided to suspend all guests, including day trips, until the end of the major holidays next month to prevent the spread of infection.

This means that accommodation reservations after 11 days will not be accepted, and the hotel will notify the cancellation of any reservations already made.

Mr. Yutaka Kido, Chairman of the Ginzan Onsen Association, said, “I believe that protecting the health of our customers who live in the hot spring town as well as the health of our customers will continue the Ginzan Onsen. But I want to get over this difficult situation. "