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, offering countless attractions, the country is 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, 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

Tokyo Disney Resort (Disneyland & DisneySea): NOW OPEN
https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/index.html

Ghibli Museum: NOW OPEN
http://www.ghibli-museum.jp/en/

Sanrio Puroland: NOW OPEN
https://en.puroland.jp/

Mori Art Digital Museum Teamlab Borderless: NOW OPEN
https://borderless.teamlab.art/

Robot Restaurant: 28 March 2020 until further notice
https://www.shinjuku-robot.com/pc/

Tokyo Skytree: NOW OPEN
http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden: NOW OPEN
https://www.env.go.jp/garden/shinjukugyoen/english/index.html

Ueno Zoo: NOW OPEN
https://www.tokyo-zoo.net/english/ueno/index.html

For more temporary closures and cancellations in Tokyo due to coronavirus, please check the link below:

Osaka

Universal Studios Japan: NOW OPEN (Admission is limited to annual pass holders and Kansai residents)
https://www.usj.co.jp/e/

Kaiyukan Aquarium: NOW OPEN
https://www.kaiyukan.com/language/eng/

Osaka Castle: NOW OPEN
https://www.osakacastle.net/english/

Harukas 300: NOW OPEN
https://www.abenoharukas-300.jp/en/observatory/

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

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

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

Cup Noodles Museum Osaka Ikeda: NOW OPEN
https://www.cupnoodles-museum.jp/en/osaka_ikeda/

Asahi Beer Suita Brewery: 22 February 2020 until further notice
https://www.asahibeer.co.jp/brewery/language/english/

Hirakata Park: NOW OPEN
http://www.hirakatapark.co.jp/en/

The National Museum of Art, Osaka: NOW OPEN
http://www.nmao.go.jp/en/

Osaka Science Museum: NOW OPEN
https://www.sci-museum.jp/

Osaka Museum of History: NOW OPEN
http://www.mus-his.city.osaka.jp/eng/

Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts: NOW OPEN
https://www.osaka-art-museum.jp/en/

Osaka Museum of Natural History: NOW OPEN
http://www.mus-nh.city.osaka.jp/language/en/

Kyoto

Kyoto Higashiyama Hanatouro 2020: Cancelled (6 to 15 March 2020)
http://www.hanatouro.jp/e/index.html

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

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

Kyoto National Museum: NOW OPEN
https://www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/index.html

National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto: NOW OPEN
https://www.momak.go.jp/English/

Kyoto Aquarium: NOW OPEN
https://www.kyoto-aquarium.com/en/

Kyoto Rail Museum: NOW OPEN
http://www.kyotorailwaymuseum.jp/en/

Toei Kyoto Studio Park: NOW OPEN
http://www.toei-eigamura.com/global/en/

Yamazaki Whisky Distillery: 29 February 2020 until further notice
https://www.suntory.com/factory/yamazaki/

Hokkaido and Tohoku area

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art: NOW OPEN
http://www.dokyoi.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/hk/knb/

Sapporo TV Tower: NOW OPEN
https://www.tv-tower.co.jp/en/

Sapporo Maruyama Zoo: NOW OPEN
http://www.city.sapporo.jp/zoo/

Shiroi Koibito Park: NOW OPEN
https://www.shiroikoibitopark.jp/en/

Historical Village of Hokkaido: NOW OPEN
http://www.kaitaku.or.jp/en/en.htm

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

Hirosaki Castle Park: NOW OPEN
https://www.hirosakipark.jp/en/

Kanto area

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

Fujiko F Fujio Museum: NOW OPEN
http://fujiko-museum.com/english/

Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise: NOW OPEN
http://www.seaparadise.co.jp/english/

Yokohama Cup Noodle Museum: NOW OPEN
https://www.cupnoodles-museum.jp/en/yokohama/

Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Museum: NOW OPEN
http://www.yokohama-anpanman.jp/

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

Yokohama Zoorasia: NOW OPEN
http://www.hama-midorinokyokai.or.jp/zoo/zoorasia/

Enoshima Aquarium: NOW OPEN
https://www.enosui.com/

Nogeyama Zoo: NOW OPEN
http://www.hama-midorinokyokai.or.jp/zoo/nogeyama/

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

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

Hitachi Seaside Park: NOW OPEN
https://hitachikaihin.jp/en.html

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

Moomin Valley Park: NOW OPEN
https://metsa-hanno.com/en/News/information/6622/

Central Japan

Fuji-Q Highland: NOW OPEN
https://www.fujiq.jp/en/

Matsumoto Castle: NOW OPEN
http://www.matsumoto-castle.jp/lang/

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

Nagoya Castle: NOW OPEN
https://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/en/

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

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

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

Western Japan

Lake Biwa Museum: NOW OPEN
https://www.biwahaku.jp/english/

Nara National Museum: NOW OPEN
https://www.narahaku.go.jp/english/

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

Kobe Port Tower: NOW OPEN
http://www.kobe-port-tower.com/language/english.html

Kobe Anpanman Children’s Museum: NOW OPEN
https://www.kobe-anpanman.jp/

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

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

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

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

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum: NOW OPEN
http://hpmmuseum.jp/?lang=eng

Chichu Art Museum: NOW OPEN
http://benesse-artsite.jp/en/art/chichu.html

Benesse House Museum: NOW OPEN
http://benesse-artsite.jp/en/art/benessehouse-museum.html

Teshima Art Museum: 3 March 2020 until further notice
http://benesse-artsite.jp/en/art/teshima-artmuseum.html

Kyushu and Okinawa

Fukuoka Art Museum: NOW OPEN
https://www.fukuoka-art-museum.jp/en/

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

Kyushu National Museum: NOW OPEN
https://www.kyuhaku.jp/en/

Huis Ten Bosch: open from 16 May only for Nagasaki Prefecture residents
http://english.huistenbosch.co.jp/

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

Okinawa World: 9 April 2020 until further notice
https://www.gyokusendo.co.jp/okinawaworld/en/

Ryukyu Mura: 10 April to 30 June 2020
https://www.ryukyumura.co.jp/en/official/

Note: The closed period and information may change according to the latest situation.

-Events

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“!

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