Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Japan, sporting events and large events have been canceled or postponed, and many larger attractions are temporarily closed.
This article is a brief listing of major areas that have been affected, including cancellations and closures. The following is based on official information from facilities that are particularly popular with overseas tourists. It is based on information released as of June 2, 2020, and is updated periodically.
Festivals and Fireworks
■Sanja Matsuri [Postponed]
・The Asakusa Shrine annual festival (Sanja Matsuri) originally scheduled to be held from Monday, May 18 will be postponed to October 16-18th
・Updated decision will be made on August 31
■Edogawa Ward Fireworks Festival [Postponed]
・45th Edogawa Ward Fireworks Festival scheduled for Saturday, May 23 will be postponed to Saturday, October 24
■Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival [Canceled]
・Canceled: 43rd Sumida River Fireworks Festival scheduled for Saturday, July 11
■Adachi Fireworks [Cancelled]
・Canceled: 42nd Adachi Fireworks scheduled for Saturday, May 30
Events in/after June
■ Tokyo Game Show 2020 (Canceled)
・"Tokyo Game Show 2020" scheduled at Makuhari Messe from Thursday, September 24th to Sunday, September 27th will be canceled. Considering being held online *Details of changes will be announced on the official website and press release from late May.
■ Asakusa Samba Carnival (Postponed)
・The 39th Asakusa Samba Carnival Parade Contest scheduled for September 26, 2020, will be postponed to Saturday, September 25, 2021.
Theme Parks, Museums and Galleries
■Tokyo Disneyland / Tokyo DisneySea [Temporarily Closed]
・Closed: From February 29–TBD
■Sanrio Puroland [Temporarily Closed]
・Closed: From February 22–TBD
■Ghibli Museum, Mitaka [Temporarily Closed]
・Closed: From February 25–TBD
■Japan Olympic Museum [Temporarily Closed]
・Closed: From February 27–TBD
■Namja Town [Temporarily closed]
(Link in Japanese)
・Closed: March 31–TBD
■Ueno Zoo, Tokyo Sea Life Park
・Closed: From February 29–TBD
Department stores, commercial facilities, outlet malls
Most Tokyo area shopping centers and department stores have resumed business at regular business hours. Note that some entry restrictions, such as the number of people allowed entry and mandated wearing of masks, may apply to guests.
■Narita International Airport [Temporary Closure or Changes to Operating Hours]
Changes may be made to business hours at airport facilities. Please check the link above when using Narita Airport.
■Haneda International Airport [Temporary Closure or Changes to Operating Hours]
Changes may be made to business hours at airport facilities. Please check the link above when using Haneda Airport.
Please check the appropriate official websites for information regarding refunds or exchanges of particular tickets.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
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