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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)

Date published: 6 March 2020
Last updated: 30 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.)

Table of Contents
  1. Department stores and commercial facilities
  2. Theme parks, museums, and other tourist facilities
  3. Osaka Airports
  4. Events
  5. Related Articles

Department stores and commercial facilities

Hankyu Umeda Main Store [Change in business hours]
・March 2–24, 11:00–19:00

Hanshin Umeda Main Store [Change in business hours]
・(Link in Japanese)
・March 2–24, 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 2–31
1st floor to 11th floor, 11:00 to 20:00; 1st basement to 2nd floor, 12th to 14th-floor restaurant area, 11:00 to 21:00

JR Kyoto Isetan [Regular business hours]
・From March 19, regular business hours

Namba Parks [Change in business hours]
・(Link in Japanese)
・March 4–31
Shops, 11:00–20:00; Restaurants & cafes, 11:00–21:00

Rinku Premium Outlets [Change in business hours]
・(Link in Japanese)
・March 4–27
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 April 12

Umeda Sky Building Floating Garden Observatory [Regular hours]
・Regular hours from March 20

Harukas 300 [Temporarily closed]
・March 3–TBD

Tsuntenkaku [Change in business hours]
・March 2–April 3: 10:00–18:30 (Last entry 18:00)
・April 4–28: 9:00–20:30 (Last entry 20:00)

Osaka Castle tower [Temporarily closed]
・February 29 to TBD

Tennoji Zoo [Temporarily closed]
・(Link in Japanese)
・March 3-23

Kaiyukan [Temporarily closed]
・March 2 to TBD

Spa World [Regular Hours]
・(Link in Japanese)
・Regular hours from March 23

Kobe Port Tower [Temporarily closed]
・(Link in Japanese)
・March 3–31

Kyoto Tower Observatory [Regular hours]
・(Link in Japanese)
・Regular hours from March 23

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

Nijo Castle Ninomaru Palace [Regular hours]
・Regular hours from March 21
* Except for Ninomaru Palace, you can view the grounds as usual

Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda [Temporarily closed]
・February 29 - April 7

Osaka Airports

Kansai International Airport [Temporary closure / Change in business hours]
・Kansai Observation Hall "Sky View" Closed for the time being from February 27
・Some facilities and stores in the airport are temporarily closed and business hours are changed.

Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport) [Temporary closure / Change in business hours]
・"Bornelund Play World" Closed from February 29 to TBD
・Some facilities and stores in the airport are temporarily closed and business hours are changed.

Events

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

Kiyomizu Temple special evening [Partially held]
・March 6–15
* 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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*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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