List of Places in Japan that are Closed due to Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Temporarily Closed Places and Cancelled Events in Japan due to the Novel Coronavirus
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Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySea, Universal Studios Japan, and Ghibli Museum, a lot of top tourist sites in Japan are currently closed, and numbers of events and cherry blossom festivals are cancelled or postponed. If you are currently in Japan or planning to visit soon, make sure to check the information in advance!
Take a look at the list of the places that are closed temporarily and cancelled/postponed events due to the coronavirus fear.
NOTE: We try our best to update the latest information, however it might change day by day, so we advise you to check their official websites before visiting. Also about the refund of purchased tickets, please check official websites.
LATEST INFO: As the state of emergency was lifted across Japan on 25 May 2020, numbers of venues and tourist attractions are now starting to re-open. Please visit their website and check safety measures before visiting.
-Places in Japan that are Closed due to Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Tokyo Disney Resort (Disneyland & DisneySea): NOW OPEN
Ghibli Museum: NOW OPEN
Sanrio Puroland: NOW OPEN
Mori Art Digital Museum Teamlab Borderless: NOW OPEN
Robot Restaurant: 28 March 2020 until further notice
Tokyo Skytree: NOW OPEN
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden: NOW OPEN
Ueno Zoo: NOW OPEN
For more temporary closures and cancellations in Tokyo due to coronavirus, please check the link below:
Universal Studios Japan: NOW OPEN (Admission is limited to annual pass holders and Kansai residents)
Kaiyukan Aquarium: NOW OPEN
Osaka Castle: NOW OPEN
Harukas 300: NOW OPEN
Osaka Umeda Sky Building: NOW OPEN
Tsutenkaku Tower: NOW OPEN
Osaka Expo ’70 Commemorative Park: NOW OPEN
Cup Noodles Museum Osaka Ikeda: NOW OPEN
Asahi Beer Suita Brewery: 22 February 2020 until further notice
Hirakata Park: NOW OPEN
The National Museum of Art, Osaka: NOW OPEN
Osaka Science Museum: NOW OPEN
Osaka Museum of History: NOW OPEN
Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts: NOW OPEN
Osaka Museum of Natural History: NOW OPEN
Kyoto Higashiyama Hanatouro 2020: Cancelled (6 to 15 March 2020)
Kyoto Tower: NOW OPEN
Kyoto Manga Museum: NOW OPEN
Kyoto National Museum: NOW OPEN
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto: NOW OPEN
Kyoto Aquarium: NOW OPEN
Kyoto Rail Museum: NOW OPEN
Toei Kyoto Studio Park: NOW OPEN
Yamazaki Whisky Distillery: 29 February 2020 until further notice
Hokkaido and Tohoku area
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art: NOW OPEN
Sapporo TV Tower: NOW OPEN
Sapporo Maruyama Zoo: NOW OPEN
Shiroi Koibito Park: NOW OPEN
Historical Village of Hokkaido: NOW OPEN
Goryokaku Tower: NOW OPEN
Hirosaki Castle Park: NOW OPEN
Nikko Toshogu Shrine: NOW OPEN
Fujiko F Fujio Museum: NOW OPEN
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise: NOW OPEN
Yokohama Cup Noodle Museum: NOW OPEN
Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Museum: NOW OPEN
Yokohama Ramen Museum: NOW OPEN
Yokohama Zoorasia: NOW OPEN
Enoshima Aquarium: NOW OPEN
Nogeyama Zoo: NOW OPEN
Hakone Open-Air Museum: NOW OPEN
Hakone Yunessun: NOW OPEN
Hitachi Seaside Park: NOW OPEN
Ashikaga Flower Park: NOW OPEN
Moomin Valley Park: NOW OPEN
Fuji-Q Highland: NOW OPEN
Matsumoto Castle: NOW OPEN
Kanazawa 21st Century Museum: NOW OPEN
Nagoya Castle: NOW OPEN
Legoland Japan Resort: NOW OPEN
Nagashima Spa Land: NOW OPEN
Nabana no Sato: NOW OPEN
Lake Biwa Museum: NOW OPEN
Nara National Museum: NOW OPEN
Adventure World: NOW OPEN
Kobe Port Tower: NOW OPEN
Kobe Anpanman Children’s Museum: NOW OPEN
Kobe City Museum: NOW OPEN
Kobe Fashion Museum: NOW OPEN
Himeji Castle: NOW OPEN
Okayama Korakuen Garden: NOW OPEN
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum: NOW OPEN
Chichu Art Museum: NOW OPEN
Benesse House Museum: NOW OPEN
Teshima Art Museum: 3 March 2020 until further notice
Kyushu and Okinawa
Fukuoka Art Museum: NOW OPEN
Fukuoka Tower: NOW OPEN
Kyushu National Museum: NOW OPEN
Huis Ten Bosch: open from 16 May only for Nagasaki Prefecture residents
Churaumi Aquarium: NOW OPEN
Okinawa World: 9 April 2020 until further notice
Ryukyu Mura: 10 April to 30 June 2020
Note: The closed period and information may change according to the latest situation.
Cancellations of Cherry Blossom Festivals in Japan:
To minimize the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Japan, numbers of cherry blossom festivals (Sakura Matsuri) are cancelled across the country including Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. Check the link below for the list of cancelled cherry blossom festivals in Japan in 2020.
2020 Cancelled/Postponed Events due to the Coronavirus:
Besides cherry blossom festivals, more and more cancellations and postponements of events have been announced today including Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, summer festivals and fireworks displays. Here are the full list of the cancelled and postponed events in Japan in 2020 due to the Coronavirus.
-What to Do in Japan during the Coronavirus Shutdowns
What’s open in Japan now??:
While a large number of facilities and tourist attractions in Japan have been now closed temporarily, some venues and attractions have been open. Also there are now numbers of places re-opening after the state of emergency was lifted in late May 2020. We can now enjoy some of tourist attractions in Japan with safety measures such as wearing masks, keeping a safe distance from others and sanitizing hands, etc.
See the link below to check the list of the places which are open now.
Visit Temples and Shrines:
While most of the museums and indoor facilities are closed temporarily in Kyoto, the city’s main tourist attraction, temples and shrines are open as usual including Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kinkakuji Temple and Kiyomizudera Temple.
Going to Nature Spots:
As most of the indoor facilities and crowded amusement spots are temporarily closed across the country, however, you may still enjoy some of lesser-known attractions. Nature spots are highly recommended as you will be in open space without being closed to other people. Gardens and parks are also great alternatives.
-Enjoy Japan from Home
If you are currently in Japan and concerned about going outside because of the coronavirus, you’d probably stay home or in your hotel room and enjoy some of Japanese contents such as watching anime or movies and reading manga or novels. There are also numbers of live-streaming service and virtual tours available across the country which can take you for a virtual trip to Japan.
If you need extra data or fast-speed internet, consider getting the best pocket WiFi option in Japan, too. Japan Wireless currently offers rental pocket WiFi with special discount when you use the discount code “SAKURA2020“!
You can find more information about Japan-related things to enjoy at home during the Coronavirus pandemic from the link below:
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