Coronavirus Cancellations: Events & Attractions Closed in Kansai (Osaka/Kyoto) Due to Covid-19 (March 2020)

Coronavirus Cancellations: Events & Attractions Closed in Kansai (Osaka/Kyoto) Due to Covid-19 (March 2020)

Due to the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Japan, sporting events and large events have been canceled or postponed, and many larger attractions are temporarily closed.

To help those visiting Japan during this time, we have put together information about such cancellations and closures. The following is based on official information from facilities that are particularly popular with overseas tourists.

(Based on official information announced as of March 4, 2020, and will be updated periodically. Be sure to check the official website of each facility for the latest information.)

Department stores and commercial facilities

Hankyu Umeda Main Store [Change in business hours]
・March 2–17, 11:00–19:00

Hanshin Umeda Main Store [Change in business hours]
・(Link in Japanese)
・March 2–17, 11:00–19:00

All Daimaru stores [Temporarily closed]
・(Link in Japanese)
・March 3, 10, 17, 24

Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Main Store [Change in business hours]
・(Link in Japanese)
・March 2–17
1st floor to 11th floor, 11:00 to 20:00; 1st basement to 2nd floor, 12th to 14th floor restaurant area, 11:00 to 19:00

JR Kyoto Isetan [Change in business hours]
・March 2–15, 10:00–19:00
10:00–19:00 (11th floor restaurant area, 7th-10th floor open view restaurant, 11:00-20:00)

Namba Parks [Change in business hours]
・(Link in Japanese)
・March 4–15
Shops, 11:00–20:00; Restaurants & cafes, 11:00–21:00

Rinku Premium Outlets [Change in business hours]
・(Link in Japanese)
・March 4–15
Shops, 11:00–19:00; Cafes, 9:30–19:00; Restaurants, 11:00–19:00

Theme parks, museums, and other tourist facilities

Universal Studios Japan [Temporarily closed]
・February 29 to March 15

Umeda Sky Building Floating Garden Observatory [Temporarily closed]
・March 5–15

Harukas 300 [Temporarily closed]
・March 3–15

Tsuntenkaku [Change in business hours]
・March 2–19: 10:00–18:00 (Last entry 18:00)
・March 20–April 28: 9:00–20:30 (Last entry 20:00)

Osaka Castle tower [Temporarily closed]
・February 29 to March 15

Tennoji Zoo [Temporarily closed]
・(Link in Japanese)
・March 3–16

Kaiyukan [Temporarily closed]
・March 2–15

Spa World [Temporarily closed]
・(Link in Japanese)
・March 5–15

Kobe Port Tower [Temporarily closed]
・(Link in Japanese)
・March 3–15

Kyoto Tower Observatory [Temporarily closed]
・(Link in Japanese)
・March 1–15

Toei Kyoto Studio Park [Temporarily closed]
・March 2–13

Nijo Castle Ninomaru Palace [Admissions paused]
・March 1–15
* Except for Ninomaru Palace, you can view the grounds as usual

Events

Kyoto / Higashiyama Hanatoro-2020 [Cancelled]
・March 6–15 (Cancelled)

Kiyomizu Temple special evening [Partially held]
・March 6–15
*The night-time viewing from March 6–15 will be cancelled as a measure to help prevent spread of coronavirus.
* Scheduled to be held from March 27–April 5

Ginkakuji Special spring exhibition [Partially held]
・(Link in Japanese)
・First session, March 20–April 12
* Scheduled to be held from April 24 to May 6 (as of March 4)

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