kankodori ga naku
a cuckoo sings
desolate; quiet; dead; tumbleweed rolls
It likens such places to a quiet forest where the desolate sound of a cuckoo resonates. Often used to describe a place that is meant to be lively, e.g. restaurants/tourist spots. In 2020/2021, cuckoos were singing pretty much everywhere around the globe…
Due to the impact of COVID-19, there is almost no one in the tourist spots.