'Dynaland' ski resort opens in snow-covered Gifu mountains

NAGOYA, Dec 08 (News On Japan) - The ski slopes of "Dynaland" in Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture, opened for business on Friday, with expectations high this season after a disappointing last winter, and snow already reaching a depth of 1 meter in some areas.

Skiers and snowboarders who visited early were seen enjoying the 2500m long course, relishing in the pleasant conditions.

The operation of platform doors has begun at Oshiage Station on the Toei Asakusa Line, marking the completion of platform door installations at all Toei Subway stations.

Japan's Kanto region is experiencing a sudden drop in temperature since yesterday's highs, with caution being advised for heavy rain in Western Japan and Ishikawa Prefecture.

With the classification of COVID-19 downgraded to Category 5, many families are considering travel during the first spring break since the change. However, due to rising prices and the influx of travelers, accommodation costs within Japan have also surged.

The main store of Niku no Mansei, an iconic Western-style barbecue restaurant in Akihabara, has announced it will close next month.