Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Japan: What’s Open Now??

Places and Tourist Attractions in Japan that are Open during the Coronavirus Shutdowns

Due to the prevention of Coronavirus (Covid-19) spread, numbers of facilities and tourist attractions are temporarily closed in Japan including Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySea, Universal Studios Japan, Ghibli Museum, Teamlab Borderless as well as some events such as Anime Japan 2020, cherry blossom festivals, etc.

-List of the places in Japan that are closed temporarily due to Coronavirus (Covid-19):

-Cancellations of cherry blossom festivals in Japan due to Coronavirus (Covid-19):

At this moment, it’s advised to stay away from crowded places and keep contact with others to a minimum to prevent infection and spread of the coronavirus. If you are currently travelling in Japan, this could be a huge disappointment as you may need to give up some of the places you were planning to visit.

However, in case you wish to do some sightseeing and special activities while travelling in Japan during this coronavirus shutdowns, there are places and attractions that are still available such as temples and shrines, Onsen, private activities including cooking classes and tea ceremonies.

In this article, I am sharing the list of places in Japan which are open during the coronavirus (Covid-19) shutdowns.

<<NOTES>>
Please check their official websites for the latest information before visiting because: 
-listed attractions and activities may be closed at any time
-some of facilities, attractions and events may be not available at listed places
-operation hours may be changed at some places
due to prevent spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).
Also, if you have symptoms similar to cold or flu, please refrain from visiting these places.


Tokyo

Sensoji Temple
http://www.senso-ji.jp/english/

Meiji Jingu Shrine
http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/

more temples and shrines in Tokyo

Yoyogi Park (partially closed)
https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index039.html

more parks in Tokyo

Tokyo Tower
https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/en.html

Shibuya Sky
https://www.shibuya-scramble-square.com/en/

Tokyo Imperial Palace
https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/eindex.html

Kawaii Monster Cafe
http://kawaiimonster.jp/day/pc/

Tokyo Legoland (closed on 28 and 29 March)
https://tokyo.legolanddiscoverycenter.jp/en/

Tokyo Odaiba Oedo Onsen Monogatari
https://daiba.ooedoonsen.jp/en/

Hedgehog Cafe HARRY
https://www.harinezumi-cafe.com/en/

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Osaka

Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
http://www.sumiyoshitaisha.net/en/

Namba Yasaka Shrine
https://nambayasaka.jp/

Osaka Umeda Sky Building
https://www.skybldg.co.jp/en/

Tsutenkaku Tower
https://www.tsutenkaku.co.jp/

Osaka Expo ’70 Commemorative Park
https://www.expo70-park.jp/languages/english/

Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
http://inari.jp/en/

Kinkakuji Temple
https://www.shokoku-ji.jp/en/kinkakuji/

more temples and shrines in Kyoto

Kyoto Tower
https://www.keihanhotels-resorts.co.jp/kyoto-tower/en/

Kyoto Manga Museum
https://www.kyotomm.jp/en/

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
https://jw-webmagazine.com/kyotos-iconic-arashiyama-bamboo-grove-6e21901d31c4/

Arashiyama Monkey Park
http://www.monkeypark.jp/Englishpage.html

Ine no Funaya
http://www.ine-kankou.jp/english/

Hokkaido & Tohoku

Moerenuma Park
https://moerenumapark.jp/english/

Goryokaku Tower
https://www.goryokaku-tower.co.jp/en/

Hirosaki Castle
https://www.hirosakipark.jp/en/

Zao Fox Village
http://zao-fox-village.com/

Kanto Area

Nikko Toshogu Shrine
https://www.toshogu.jp/english/shrine/index.html

Ashikaga Flower Park
https://www.ashikaga.co.jp/english/index.html

Moomin Valley Park
https://metsa-hanno.com/en/news/information/5895/

Yokohama Ramen Museum
https://www.raumen.co.jp/english/

Temples and Shrines in Kamakura
https://www.city.kamakura.kanagawa.jp/visitkamakura/en/index.html

Hakone Open-Air Museum
https://www.hakone-oam.or.jp/en/

Hakone Yunessun
https://www.yunessun.com/global/en/

Central Japan

Fuji-Q Highland (outdoor facilities)
https://www.fujiq.jp/en/

Fuji Five Lakes
https://www.mt-fuji.gr.jp/en/

Fuji Panoramic Ropeway
https://www.mtfujiropeway.jp/en/

Legoland Japan Resort
https://www.legoland.jp/en/

Jigokudani Monkey Park
http://en.jigokudani-yaenkoen.co.jp/

Kenrokuen Garden
http://www.pref.ishikawa.jp/siro-niwa/kenrokuen/e/index.html

Kanazawa 21st Century Museum
https://www.kanazawa21.jp/en/

Shirakawago Village
http://ml.shirakawa-go.org/en/

Nagashima Spa Land
https://www.nagashima-onsen.co.jp/spaland/index.html

Nabana no Sato
https://www.nagashima-onsen.co.jp/nabana/index.html

Ise Jingu Shrine
https://www.isejingu.or.jp/en/

Western Japan

Lake Biwa
https://en.biwako-visitors.jp/

Todaiji Temple
http://www.todaiji.or.jp/english/

Nara Park
http://nara-park.com/en/

Adventure World
https://www.aws-s.com/en/

Kobe City Museum
https://www.kobecitymuseum.jp/notice/language

Kobe Fashion Museum
https://www.fashionmuseum.or.jp/english/

Himeji Castle
https://www.himejicastle.jp/en/

Adachi Museum
https://www.adachi-museum.or.jp/en/

Izumo Taisha Shrine
http://www.izumooyashiro.or.jp/

Okayama Korakuen Garden
https://okayama-korakuen.jp/section/english/

Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome
http://visithiroshima.net/world_heritage/a_bomb_dome/

Itsukushima Shrine
http://www.en.itsukushimajinja.jp/index.html

Kyushu & Okinawa

Fukuoka Tower
https://www.fukuokatower.co.jp/en/

Fukuoka Art Museum: 27 February to 20 March 2020
https://www.fukuoka-art-museum.jp/en/

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
https://www.dazaifutenmangu.or.jp/en/

Beppu Onsen
http://www.gokuraku-jigoku-beppu.com/languages/english

Huis Ten Bosch (outdoor facilities)
http://english.huistenbosch.co.jp/

Churaumi Aquarium
https://churaumi.okinawa/en/

Okinawa World
https://www.gyokusendo.co.jp/okinawaworld/en/

Ryukyu Mura
https://www.ryukyumura.co.jp/en/official/

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Having introduced opened places in Japan during the coronavirus shutdowns, many tourists may be concerned about going out at all at this right moment. If you’d prefer to stay home or in your hotel room, there are several contents that you can enjoy while being in Japan such as watching anime, dramas, movies, reading manga or books, play games and so on. If you need extra data or fast-speed internet, consider getting the best pocket WiFi option in Japan, too.

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