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COVID-19: Reopening Dates For Tourist Facilities Closed In Japan

COVID-19: Reopening Dates For Tourist Facilities Closed In Japan

Translated by MATCHA-NEWS

Written by MATCHA-NEWS

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To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, some major tourism facilities in Japan announced temporary closures. This article has compiled a list of museums, theme parks, and tourist attractions which were closed as well as their reopening dates.

Reopening Dates of Temporarily Closed Facilities in Japan Due to Coronavirus

COVID-19: List Of Tourist Facilities And Museums Temporarily Closed In Japan

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Amid concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus, many popular facilities and tourist attractions have been temporarily closed nationwide. This article has compiled a list of the facilities that have been affected by this closure and the reopening date as of June, 1, 2020.

Many events have also been canceled or postponed in Japan. Be aware of the possibility that sudden changes may occur because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Furthermore, the temporary closures may be reinstated depending on the continued risk assessment of COVID-19. Please make sure to check official websites before visiting your destination. Click on the name of the facilities below to visit the official websites.

Tokyo

Name of Facility Period of Temporary Closure
Tokyo Disneyland, DisneySea February 29 (Sat) – until further notice
Tokyo Skytree March 1 (Sun) – June 1 (Mon)
Toyosu Fish Market February 29 (Sat) – until further notice  (Visitor Tours)
Kabukiza Theatre Cancellation of all performances up to August 1 (Sat)
Edo-Tokyo Museum February 29 (Sat) – June 2 (Tue)
Ghibli Museum, Mitaka February 25 (Tues) – until further notice
Snoopy Museum Tokyo February 29 (Sat) – June 5 (Fri)
Sanrio Puroland February 22 (Sat) – until further notice
Tokyo National Museum February 25 (Sat) – June 2 (Tue)
The National Museum of Modern Art February 29 (Sat) – June 4 (Thurs)
The National Museum of Western Art February 29 (Sat) – June 4 (Thurs)
21_21 Design Sight February 27 (Sat) – June 1 (Mon)
Ueno Zoological Gardens February 29 (Sat) - June 4 (Thurs)
teamLab Planets February 29 (Sat) – June 1 (Mon)
Shinjuku Gyoen March 27 (Fri) - June 2 (Tue)
Yoyogi Park March 28 (Sat) - June 1 (Mon)
Kinuta Park March 28 (Sat) - June 1 (Mon)

Daimaru Tokyo and Matsuzakaya Ueno stores temporarily closed on March 3 (Tues), 10 (Tues), 17 (Tues), and 24 (Tues). There may still be additional commercial facilities with temporary closures or shortened business hours.

Kanto

Name of Facility Period of Temporary Closure
Yokohama Zoorasia February 29 (Sat) - June 1 (Mon)
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise February 29 (Sat) - June 1 (Mon)
Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama February 29 (Sat) - until further notice
Fujiko F Fujio Museum February 29 (Sat) - May 31 (Sun)
Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Museum February 29 (Sat) - June 14 (Thurs)
Fuji-Q Highland (Yamanashi Prefecture) March 1 (Sun) - March 25 (Mon)

Osaka

Name of Facility Period of Temporary Closure
Universal Studios Japan February 29 (Sat) – June 8 (Mon) *Only for Kyoto Residents, Open to the General Public from June 19 (Fri)
Osaka Castle February 29 (Sat) – May 20 (Wed)
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan March 2 (Mon) – June 1 (Mon)
The National Museum of Art, Osaka February 29 (Sat) – May 26 (Tue) 
Osaka Science Museum February 29 (Sat) – June 4 (Thurs)
Osaka Museum of History February 29 (Sat) – June 1 (Mon)
Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts February 29 (Sat) – June 2 (Tue)
Osaka Museum of Natural History February 29 (Sat) – June 5 (Fri)
National Bunraku Theatre Cancellation of all performances up to June 5 (Fri) 
Cupnoodles Museum Osaka Ikeda February 29 (Sat) - until further notice
Asahi Beer Suita Brewery February 22 (Sat) - until further notice

Daimaru Shinsaibashi and Daimaru Umeda stores temporarily closed on March 3 (Tues), 10 (Tues), 17 (Tues), and 24 (Tues). There may be additional commercial facilities with temporary closures or shortened business hours.

Kyoto and Kobe

Famous temples in Kyoto, including Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) and Kiyomizudera, are currently opened as usual.

Name of Facility Period of Temporary Closure
Kyoto International Manga Museum February 29 (Sat) – June 1 (Mon) *Only for Kyoto Residents, Open to the General Public from June 19 (Fri)
Kyoto National Museum February 27 (Thurs) – June 2 (Tue) *On June 9 (Tue) until June 12 (Fri) and July 7 (Tue) and July 21 Tue) only the Museum Gardens are open
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto February 29 (Sat) – May 26 (Tue)
Kyoto Aquarium February 29 (Sat) – until further notice
Toei Kyoto Studio Park March 2 (Mon) – until further notice
Kobe Port Tower March 3 (Tues) – June 1 (Mon)
Kobe Anpanman Children’s Museum February 29 (Sat) - June 14 (Thurs)

The Daimaru Kyoto store was temporarily closed on March 3 (Tues), 10 (Tues), 17 (Tues), and 24 (Tues). There may be additional commercial facilities with temporary closures or shortened business hours. 

Hokkaido

On February 28, 2020, the Hokkaido governor declared a three-week emergency period for the prefecture until March 19. Many tourism facilities were closed due to this protective measure.

Name of Facility Period of Temporary Closure
Sapporo Clock Tower March 1 (Sun) – June 1 (Mon)
Sapporo TV Tower March 2 (Mon) – June 1 (Mon)
Shiroi Koibito Park February 29 (Sat) – June 4 (Thurs)
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art February 29 (Sat) – May 26 (Tue)
Historical Village of Hokkaido February 29 (Sat) – May 26 (Tue)
Sapporo Maruyama Zoo February 29 (Sat) – June 2 (Tue)

Ishikawa

Name of Facility Period of Temporary Closure
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa February 29 (Sat) – June 26 (Fri)

Nagoya

Name of Facility Period of Temporary Closure
Nagoya Castle February 29 (Sat) – Until further notice *Admission to buildings, including the Honmaru Goten Palace, will be closed. Outdoor viewing of the castle is permitted.
Legoland Japan Resort February 29 (Sat) – May 23 (Sat)

Hiroshima

Name of Facility Period of Temporary Closure
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum February 29 (Sat) – June 1 (Mon)

Kyushu

Name of Facility Period of Temporary Closure
Kyushu National Museum (Fukuoka Prefecture) February 27 (Thurs) – June 2 (Tue)
Huis Ten Bosch (Nagasaki Prefecture) February 29 (Sat) – May 16  (Sun) *Only for Local Residents, Open to the General Public from June 19 (Fri)

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