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This woman, intent on spinning her pottery wheel, is a foreign tourist.

She’s staying at a workshop in Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture, which is famous for its pottery.

She receives direct instruction from a first-class potter.

We’ve also prepared a room for long-term stays, and the cost is about 300,000 yen a month, including accommodation and tuition.

[Foreign tourist: “I don’t think it’s expensive because there’s a lot to learn, I think it’s a reasonable rate.”]

The people at the facility realize that foreigners’ needs are changing after COVID-19.

[Setsuro Shibata/Potter: “The people who come to us seem to be centered on experiences and sightseeing takes a backseat.”]

There is also a shift in foreigners’ activities.

From April to June, 카지노사이트넷 foreign tourists spent ¥204,000 per person in Japan, up 32% from 2019, the year before the pandemic, and the average length of stay is also increasing to 10 days.

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