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.

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-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

Kanto area

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

Central Japan

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

Western Japan

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“!

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