Charms of Minamiboso (18) Hota Shogakko


Hota Shogakko is a former elementary school that was renovated into a tourist attraction in 2015. While retaining much of its nostalgic atmosphere, the building is home to restaurants, souvenir shops, public baths, and accommodations. The renovated school was popular with tourists until the area was hit by Typhoon Faxai in September, damaging much of the town. Hota Shogakko reopened shortly after the disaster; however, and together with the locals, it has been working hard to bring tourists back to Kyonan Town.