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Some Visitors Back at Tourist Destinations

| Hakone , Tokyo
Some Visitors Back at Tourist Destinations

Many stores in the Asakusa area reopened as the government eased domestic travel restrictions that had been in place to deal with the novel coronavirus. But the effects of the move may take a little more time to show.

In Hakone, south of Tokyo, a Japanese sweets maker is steaming buns. Some 20 million people visited the area annually in pre-corona days. But not all stores on the main street have resumed operations. An official said he expects all stores to be back in business in a week or two when hydrangeas are in full bloom.