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COVID-19 - Shops And Facilities In Tokyo That Are Closed In April 2020

COVID-19 - Shops And Facilities In Tokyo That Are Closed In April 2020
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After the government declared a state of emergency in seven prefectures, including Tokyo, many shops, department stores, and restaurants decided to close or operate with shortened business hours. This article introduces a brief list of the major shops and facilities that are closed.

After the government of Japan declared a state of emergency on April 7, 2020, many shops, department stores, and restaurants in Tokyo, as well as in the other six prefectures, decided to close. Here is a brief list of the major facilities that are closed or have shortened their business hours until May 6.

Department Stores

Keio - Keio Shinjuku and Keio Seisekisakuragaoka department stores will be closed until further notice.

Marui - Marui department stores across Japan will be closed until further notice. Some grocery sections in the Marui store will remain open with shortened business hours.

Matsuya - Matsuya is one of the leading department stores in Tokyo. Matsuya Ginza and Matsuya Asakusa are closed until further notice.

Mitsukoshi, Isetan - Mitsukoshi and Isetan department stores in Tokyo, as well as the Mitsukoshi and Isetan online shops, are closed until further notice.

Odakyu - Odakyu Shinjuku and Odakyu Machida department stores are closed until at least May 6, 2020. Their grocery sections will open on weekdays with shortened business hours. They will be closed on weekends.

Parco - Tokyo and Fukuoka Parco malls are closed until further notice. Grocery sections and medical clinics at some Parco locations in Tokyo, Saitama, and Chiba will remain open.

Seibu - Seibu department stores in Tokyo, Yokohama, and Chiba are closed until further notice. The grocery sections remain open with shortened hours.

Takashimaya - Takashimaya department stores are closed until further notice. Most of the grocery sections will open with shortened business hours.

Tobu - Tobu department stores in Tokyo are closed until at least May 6, 2020. As with other department stores, grocery sections will remain open with shortened hours.

Shopping Malls

Aeon - Aeon supermarkets will remain open but the opening hours might be subject to change. The Aeon Mall and Aeon Shopping Center facilities in Tokyo, Chiba, Fukuoka, Hyogo, Kanagawa, Osaka, and Saitama are closed until further notice.

LaLaport - LaLaport is a popular shopping mall chain in Japan. Most of the mall's stores are closed until further notice but some of its grocery stores, drugstores, and medical clinics will remain open.

General Shopping

Loft - Most Loft stores are closed until the end of April 2020.

Lush Cosmetics Japan - Lush Japan shops, including the Shinjuku store and the Harajuku store, are closed until at least May 6, 2020. The Lush Japan online operate runs as usual but there might be delays in shipping.

Nitori - The popular furniture and home appliance shop Nitori has many of its stores closed until further notice in the prefecture where the state of emergency was enacted. Some of the stores do operate but with shortened business hours.

Shibuya 109 - The famous fashion building Shibuya 109 is closed until early May 2020. Magnet by Shibuya 109 (former 109 men's) will be closed for the same time period.

The Body Shop Japan - All The Body Shop Japan stores are closed until further notice. The online store operates as usual.

Tokyu Hands - Most Tokyu Hands stores in Japan will be closed until at least the end of April 2020.

Uniqlo - Most Uniqlo stores in Tokyo are closed until at least May 6, 2020. Some stores remain open with shortened business hours.

Electronics Stores

Bic Camera - All of the Bic Camera branches in Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama, Aichi, and Osaka are closed until further notice.

Yamada Denki - Yamada Denki is one of the largest electronics retailer chains in Japan. Most of its shops in Tokyo, Chiba, Fukuoka, Hyogo, Kanagawa, Osaka, and Saitama are closed until further notice.

Dining and Fast Food

Many restaurants remain open but with shortened business hours.

Kushikatsu Tanaka - The popular kushikatsu (fried meat and vegetables on a skewer) chain reduced its business hours from 11:00 to 20:00. They encourage take out instead of eating in.

Lotteria - Fast food chain Lotteria has announced closure, reduced business hours, and reduced menus. A series of preventive measures to avoid infection are taken at each shop.

McDonald's Japan - McDonald's 24-hour shops in Tokyo's Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku, Shimokitazawa, and Meidaimae will be closed between midnight and 5:00 every night. Other 24-hour McDonald's stores in Tokyo remain open but only offer takeouts between midnight and 5:00.

Mos Burger - Mos Burger shops all over Japan are closed until further notice.

Coffee Shops

DEAN & DELUCA - DEAN & DELUCA has decided to shorten the business hours, as well as to close down some of their shops in Tokyo completely.

Starbucks Japan - Starbucks stores all over in the prefectures under the state of emergency have announced to close temporarily. Some stores in other prefectures arrange in a way to make social distancing possible. The preventive measures are up to each store.

Tully's Coffee - About 150 Tully's Coffee shops in Tokyo, Chiba, Fukuoka, Hyogo, Kanagawa, Osaka, and Saitama are closed until further notice. The other branches remain open with shortened business hours.

English-Speaking Hair Salons

Assort Tokyo - The Assort hair salon in Tokyo is closed until at least the beginning of May 2020.

NALU 76 - Popular international hair salon NALU is closed until the beginning of May 2020. Hair salons in Tokyo are not required to close but many of them close voluntarily.

Entertainment

Big Echo - The popular karaoke chain Big Echo in Tokyo, Chiba, Fukuoka, Hyogo, Kanagawa, Osaka, and Saitama will be closed until at least May 6, 2020. In all other prefectures, Bic Echo will be closed at least until April 26, 2020.

Toho Cinemas - All Toho Cinemas theaters in Tokyo, Chiba, Fukuoka, Hyogo, Kanagawa, Osaka, and Saitama are closed until further notice. Most theaters in Tokyo and other affected areas are closed.

Fitness

Generally, most gyms in Tokyo are closed right now.

GOLD'S GYM - GOLD'S GYM facilities all over Japan are closed until at least May 6, 2020.

Tipness - The fitness gym Tipness closed its branches in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Osaka, and Hyogo until at least May 6, 2020.

Toikatsu Dojo - Tokyo's number one martial arts gym has closed all of its gyms until at least May 6, 2020, but they are offering live online classes for members to help people stay fit while self-isolating.

Note

It is important to note that according to the Japanese Constitution, the Japanese government can only request businesses to close and people to refrain from going out. The law makes a complete lockdown impossible. This is the reason why only some of the businesses in Japan are closed as of now.

Written by Chiara Mischke

TOKYO Travel Guide

The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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