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

COVID-19: List Of Tourist Facilities And Museums Temporarily 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 have announced temporary closures. This article has compiled a list of museums, theme parks, and tourist attractions that will be closed as prevention measures against the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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 will be temporarily closed nationwide. This article has compiled a list of currently closed destinations as of March 31, 2020.

Within the past days, many events have 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 extended for a longer period 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) – April 20 (Mon)
Tokyo Skytree March 1 (Sun) – further notice *With the exception of certain stores, commercial facilities in Tokyo Solamachi will be opened during the closure.
Toyosu Fish Market February 29 (Sat) – April 12 (Sun) *Visitor tours will be closed during this period.
Kabukiza Theatre Cancellation of all performances up to April 14 (Tue)
Edo-Tokyo Museum February 29 (Sat) – April 13 (Mon)
Ghibli Museum, Mitaka February 25 (Tues) – April 28 (Tue)
Snoopy Museum Tokyo February 29 (Sat) – April 12 (Sun)
Sanrio Puroland February 22 (Sat) – Beginning of April
Tokyo National Museum February 25 (Sat) – until further notice
The National Museum of Modern Art February 29 (Sat) – until further notice
The National Museum of Western Art February 29 (Sat) – until further notice
21_21 Design Sight February 27 (Sat) – April 12 (Sun)
Ueno Zoological Gardens February 29 (Sat) - April 12 (Sun)
teamLab Planets February 29 (Sat) – April 12 (Sun)
Shinjuku Gyoen March 27 (Fri) - until further notice
Yoyogi Park March 28 (Sat) - April 12 (Sun)
Kinuta Park March 28 (Sat) - April 12 (Sun)

Daimaru Tokyo and Matsuzakaya Ueno stores will also be 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.

Kanto

Name of Facility Period of Temporary Closure
Yokohama Zoorasia February 29 (Sat) - April 12 (Sun)
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise February 29 (Sat) - until further notice
Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama February 29 (Sat) - April 7 (Tue)
Fujiko F Fujio Museum February 29 (Sat) - until further notice
Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Museum February 29 (Sat) - April 12 (Sun)
Fuji-Q Highland (Yamanashi Prefecture) March 1 (Sun) - March 8 (Sun)

Osaka

Name of Facility Period of Temporary Closure
Universal Studios Japan February 29 (Sat) – April 12 (Sun)
Osaka Castle February 29 (Sat) – until further notice
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan March 2 (Mon) – until further notice
The National Museum of Art, Osaka February 29 (Sat) – until further notice
Osaka Science Museum February 29 (Sat) – until further notice
Osaka Museum of History February 29 (Sat) – until further notice
Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts February 29 (Sat) – until further notice
Osaka Museum of Natural History February 29 (Sat) – until further notice
National Bunraku Theatre Cancellation of all performances up to April 12, 2020 * in case of Bunraku Theatre in Osaka up to April 14 (Tue)
Cupnoodles Museum Osaka Ikeda February 29 (Sat) - April 7 (Tue), 2020
Asahi Beer Suita Brewery February 22 (Sat) - until further notice

Daimaru Shinsaibashi and Daimaru Umeda stores will also be 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) – April 19 (Sun)
Kyoto National Museum February 27 (Thurs) – April 9 (Thurs)
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto February 29 (Sat) – until further notice
Kyoto Aquarium February 29 (Sat) – early April
Toei Kyoto Studio Park March 2 (Mon) – until further notice
Kobe Port Tower March 3 (Tues) – April 13 (Mon)
Kobe Anpanman Children’s Museum February 29 (Sat) - April 12 (Sun)

Additionally, the Daimaru Kyoto store will be 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 will be closed due to this protective measure.

Name of Facility Period of Temporary Closure
Sapporo Clock Tower March 1 (Sun) – March 31 (Thurs)
Sapporo TV Tower March 2 (Mon) – March 19 (Thurs)
Shiroi Koibito Park February 29 (Sat) – March 31 (Tue)
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art February 29 (Sat) – March 31 (Tue)
Historical Village of Hokkaido February 29 (Sat) – March 31 (Tue)
Sapporo Maruyama Zoo February 29 (Sat) – March 31 (Tue)

Ishikawa

Name of Facility Period of Temporary Closure
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa February 29 (Sat) – March 15 (Sun)

Nagoya

Name of Facility Period of Temporary Closure
Nagoya Castle February 29 (Sat) – March 31 (Tue) *Admission to buildings, including the Honmaru Goten Palace, will be closed. Outdoor viewing of the castle is permitted.
Legoland Japan Resort February 29 (Sat) – March 22 (Sat)

Hiroshima

Name of Facility Period of Temporary Closure
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum February 29 (Sat) – April 12 (Sun)

Kyushu

Name of Facility Period of Temporary Closure
Kyushu National Museum (Fukuoka Prefecture) February 27 (Thurs) – until further notice
Huis Ten Bosch (Nagasaki Prefecture) February 29 (Sat) – April 5 (Sun)

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