What is Closed in Tokyo now

Many places closures are because of the Covid-19's outbreak

List of Places in Tokyo that are Closed due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Latest News: Many tourist sites below are now open though some of them accept the limited visitors with a temporary restriction. Please check each website to know more details if you plan to go there.

Tokyo has been visited by numerous people from all over the world in 2020, but the capital of Japan has a problem as well as other countries and regions around the globe. Since the coronavirus, which is also known as COVID-19, was confirmed in China in the end of the last year, it has spread extensively to not only Asian counties but also the United States and Europe.

It has been already announced that some popular tourist sites in Tokyo are closed temporarily to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. Events like concerts and sports games are postponed or called off in Tokyo and all over the country.

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This Tokyo closure guide introduces the list of the places in Tokyo that are closed temporarily due to Covid-19. Check also how to get a full refund if you have a purchased ticket for the attraction. For you to enjoy traveling in Tokyo without the closed places, other things to do in Tokyo are introduced in this article.

As one of the things you can do for prevention of the coronavirus, it is recommended to wear a surgical mask. However, surgical masks are being sold out at many stores in Tokyo now. Check if they have any stock of surgical masks before you pass these locations below.

▶︎Where to Buy Surgical Masks in Japan to Prevent the Novel Coronavirus


What is Closed in Tokyo due to the Coronavirus?

Ghibli Museum

Status: Now Open

Ghibli Museum announces its temporary closure accordance to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s decision. It is closed from 25th February, 2020, and a full refund is offered to those who have a reserved ticket for the closed season. For more details about the refund, check the website of Ghibli Museum.

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

Status: Now Open

Located in Roppongi, one of the busiest nightlife areas, Roppongi Hills offers many possibilities, including a viewpoint from which you can see the beautiful Tokyo tower with the city in the background. Roppongi Hills Mori Tower including Mori Arts Center Gallery, Mori Art Museum and Tokyo City View and Sky Deck is closed from 29th February until further notice.

Sanrio Puroland

Status: Now Open

The indoor theme park Sanrio Puroland is closed from 22nd February to prevent the coronavirus (Covid-19) from spreading in Japan and overseas. For the details including how to get a refund, please check its website.

Robot Restaurant

Closed: 27th March until further notice

One of Tokyo’s most popular tourist attractions among foreign visitors, Robot Restaurant us temporarily closed from late March. (Official Website https://shinjuku-robot.com)

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

Status: Now Open

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, which is popular for its observation deck among tourists, decides to close the observatory from 27th February, 2020 so far. The closure term may be extended depending on the situation.

Kabukiza Theater

Status: Now Open

National Theatre, National Engei Hall, National Noh Theatre, and National Bunraku Theatre

Status: Now Open

Japan Arts Council decides to close these four places in Tokyo from 28th February, 2020: National Theatre, National Engei Hall, National Noh Theatre, and National Bunraku Theatre to to reduce infectious risk of the coronavirus.

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea

Status: Now Open

Tokyo Disney Resort decides to re-open Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea from 1st July, 2020.

teamLab Borderless Tokyo & teamLab Planets

Status: Now Open

teamLab is probably the most popular and crowded museum in Tokyo nowadays. Every day gathers thousands and thousands of people, so they have decided to temporarily close it for everyone’s safety. teamLab has two museums. teamLab Planets is closed from the end of February. However, teamLab Borderless Tokyo, which is the most popular of the two and is located in Odaiba, doesn’t have yet a reopening date.

They offer a full refund for people who have bought tickets. For details about the refund, check the website of teamLab.

Tokyo Skytree

Status: Now Open

One of the most popular observatories in the city, the Tokyo Skytree, has also announced that it will close until further notice.

Toyosu Market

Status: Now Open

Tours and tuna auctions in Toyosu Market are unavailable until further notice.

Ueno Zoo

Status: Now Open

The National Art Center, Tokyo

Closed: 29th February 2020 until further notice

Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa

Status: Now Open

Tokyo National Museum

Status: Now Open

Tokyo National Museum, located in Ueno, is closed from 27th February until further notice

National Museum of Nature and Science

Status: Now Open

The National Museum of Western Art

Status: Now Open

Tokyo One Piece Tower

Status: Now Open

Tokyo One Piece Tower is decided to be permanently closed on the 4th October, 2020.

Snoopy Museum

Status: Now Open

Miraikan:National Museum of Emerging Science

Status: Now Open

Shinjuku Gyoen National Park

Status: Now Open

Rikugien Garden

Status: Now Open

more gardens in Tokyo

Yayoi Kusama Museum

Status: Now Open

Yebisu Beer Museum

Status: Now Open

More Closures in Japan

For more information about the places in Japan that are closed due to coronavirus including Osaka and Kyoto, please check out this article.

What to Do in Tokyo except above

Check out what’s open in Tokyo and the rest of Japan during the coronavirus shutdowns:

Enjoying inside your room

There are many attractive contents in Japan from anime and manga to light novels and idols. The risk of the Covid-19 infection is reduced if you stay indoor without meeting others. Don’t forget to get the best pocket WiFi affordably.

Best Japanese Contents to Enjoy at Home

Finding the tours and activities available now

There are some tours and activities in Tokyo that are still offered to you by avoiding the crowd. Lots of popular tourist sites are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, you can experience other things to do in Tokyo now. Find your favorite tour and activity right now here!

Escaping to the nature

The metropolitan Tokyo has no shortage of nature spots, which are less known by foreign tourists. To avoid being infected with the coronavirus, it is important to stay away from other people. The vast place with rich nature like parks and gardens are recommended to visit in Tokyo.

Staying at gorgeous rooms at Ryokan

If you stay inside, let’s choose the gorgeous hotels with a view or Japanese style Ryokan in Tokyo. Some of them offer not only cool rooms and food but also extra attractions like Onsen and spa.

Find more ideas about things to do in Japan during the Coronavirus outbreak

Traveling in Tokyo with precaution

There are things you can do to reduce the infection rick as much as possible including washing your hands well and wearing a surgical mask. Learn about the coronavirus properly and do what you can do.

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