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Transforming Vacant Japanese Schools into B&Bs

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Transforming Vacant Japanese Schools into B&Bs

With nearly 6,000 school buildings reported vacant in Japan as of 2017, towns across the country are seeking new ways to use schools that are no longer needed due to Japan's rapidly aging society.

One of the most innovative solutions is transforming schools into hotels for visitors, turning a place of learning into a place of relaxation and leisure. Many visitors jump at the chance to stay in lovely retro buildings, enjoy meals featuring fresh local vegetables or tuck into old-school lunches.

Besides providing a pleasant walk down memory lane for visitors, these facilities may also help boost the economy of depopulated towns. Find out more about these unique hotels in the video!