The Japan News by The Yomiuri Shimbun

Hanyu ice show brings windfall to hotels

- The Yomiuri Shimbun

HACHINOHE, Aomori — An upcoming ice show by star skater Yuzuru Hanyu has boosted accommodat­ion reservatio­ns in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, with some hotels charging more than twice their usual rates.

Tickets to see Hanyu — who announced his decision to become a profession­al skater a er winning back-to-back Olympic titles in men’s gure skating — have not yet gone on sale to the general public.

e show is scheduled for Dec. 2 and 3.

One hotel near Hachinohe Station said it received a urry of reservatio­ns via the internet and other means and quickly lled up its rooms a er the event was o cially announced on Oct. 4.

“Accommodat­ions in the city lled up quickly. Hanyu is incredibly popular,” a hotel o cial said.

Youtree, a lodging facility adjacent to Hachinohe Station, said it had been fully booked for the 20th anniversar­y of the station’s Shinkansen line opening, and it had no choice but to turn down reservatio­ns.

“e attention to Mr. Hanyu will boost the local community,” a hotel o cial said. (Oct. 9)

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