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
Although Japan has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world with countless attractions, it’s currently suffering from the case of spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) that has caused temporary closures of many popular tourist attractions across the country including theme parks, museums and events.
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Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySea, Universal Studios Japan, Ghibli Museum and Sanrio Puroland, 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.
The places and events in Tokyo which are closed temporarily or cancelled due to coronavirus, please check the link below
Kaiyukan Aquarium: 2 March 2020 until further notice
Harukas 300: 3 March 2020 until further notice
Cup Noodles Museum Osaka Ikeda: 29 February to 7 April 2020
Asahi Beer Suita Brewery: 22 February 2020 until further notice
Hirakata Park: 29 February 2020 until further notice
The National Museum of Art, Osaka: 29 February to 3 April 2020
Osaka Science Museum: 29 February 2020 until further notice
Osaka Museum of History: 29 February 2020 until further notice
Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts: 29 February 2020 until further notice
Osaka Museum of Natural History: 29 February 2020 until further notice
Kyoto Higashiyama Hanatouro 2020: Cancelled (6 to 15 March 2020)
Kyoto National Museum: 27 February to 23 March 2020
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto: 29 February 2020 until further notice
Kyoto Aquarium: 29 February to early April 2020
Kyoto Rail Museum: 29 February to 31 March 2020
Toei Kyoto Studio Park: 2 March 2020 until further notice
Yamazaki Whisky Distillery: 29 February 2020 until further notice
Hokkaido and Tohoku area
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art: 29 February to 31 March 2020
Sapporo Maruyama Zoo: 1 to 31 March 2020
Sapporo TV Tower: 2 to 31 March 2020
Shiroi Koibito Park: 29 February to 31 March 2020
Historical Village of Hokkaido: 29 February to 31 March 2020
Fujiko F Fujio Museum: 5 March 2020 until further notice
Yokohama Cup Noodle Museum: 29 February to 7 April 2020
Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Museum: 29 February 2020 until further notice
Yokohama Zoorasia: 29 February to 12 April 2020
Enoshima Aquarium: 3 to 31 March 2020
Nogeyama Zoo: 29 February to 13 April 2020
Matsumoto Castle: 4 March 2020 until further notice
Nagoya Castle: 29 February to 31 March 2020
Lake Biwa Museum: 28 February to 31 March 2020
Nara National Museum: 27 February 2020 until further notice
Kobe Port Tower: 3 to 31 March 2020
Kobe Anpanman Children’s Museum: 29 February to 31 March 2020
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum: 29 February to 12 April 2020
Chichu Art Museum: 3 to 31 March 2020
Benesse House Museum: 3 to 31 March 2020
Teshima Art Museum: 3 to 31 March 2020
Kyushu and Okinawa
Kyushu National Museum: 27 February 2020 until further notice
Huis Ten Bosch: 29 February to 22 March 2020 (indoor facilities)
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.
Although a large number of facilities and tourist attractions in Japan are now closed temporarily, some places and attractions are still available during the coronavirus shutdowns. 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 Inside the Room
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. If you need extra data or fast-speed internet, consider getting the best pocket WiFi option in Japan, too.
You can find more information about things to do in Japan during the Coronavirus outbreak from the link below:
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▶ Japan Travel Advisory for the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)
▶ Hospitals and Clinics with English-Speaking Doctors in Tokyo
▶ Where to Buy Surgical Masks in Japan to Prevent the Novel Coronavirus
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