Coronavirus: Attractions in Tokyo That Are Closed

Coronavirus: Attractions in Tokyo That Are Closed


Although the government has advised people to stay in doors and practice social distancing, there are still many people who are debating whether to carry on with their dream trip to Japan or not. Whilst we advise everyone to take the upmost care right now, we understand that there are many of you who will still be wanting to go on your trip to Tokyo. That’s why we’ve decided to write this handy article listing the main attractions in Tokyo that will be closed due to the corona virus (COVID 19). Although many attractions have been shut, Tokyo, unlike other countries, is not on lockdown which means that all the shops are still open and you can still walk around freely and use public transport. If your main purpose for coming to Tokyo is to visit it’s amazing tourist attractions, make sure you read this article before you go!


Museums and Galleries

1. TeamLab Planets and TeamLab Borderless

TeamLab Borderless

TeamLab is a digital art museum that is interactive and very popular for tourists. Both digital art museums have been closed since the end of February due to them both taking place in a closed area with little ventilation. Although TeamLab have not mentioned when Borderless will re-open, they have stated that Planets should be re-opened on the 22nd of March 2020.

For more information on the closure and how to get refunds Click Here.

2. Ghibli Museum

Outside the Ghibli Museum

If you’re a fan of our website then we know this one will probably upset you a lot, as we talk about it quite a bit! The Ghibli Museum is a hugely popular place to visit for tourists in Tokyo, especially anime lovers! Sadly, the museum will be closed from the end of February to April 28th. If you have already booked tickets don’t worry…the museum is offering full refunds on all tickets that have been affected!

For more information on the closure and how to get refunds Click Here!

3. Museums Located in Ueno Park

Tokyo National Museum

if you’ve been to Tokyo before then you will know that there are many museums that are located in Ueno Park. Most of these museums have sadly been closed due to the Corona Virus. Museums such as the Tokyo National Museum, National Museum of Nature and Science, The National Museum of Western Art will all be closed from the end of February until further notice.

4. Edo-Tokyo Museum

Inside the museum

The Edo-Tokyo museum is an amazing museum that shows the history of Tokyo from when it was called ‘Edo’. I’d highly recommend visiting the museum when it reopens and the situation of corona is safer. The museum from the end of February until the 31st of March.

For more information on the closure and how to get refunds Click Here!

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Theme Parks

5. Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo Disney Castle

Everyone was shocked when Disney decided to close it’s doors in February, due to it being one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tokyo. Due to the park usually being very crowded the company decided that it was best for everyone if they shut the park during this dangerous time. The park was shut at the end of February and doesn’t plan to re-open until April. Of course, if you have already bought tickets you can get a full refund.

For more information on the closure and how to get refunds Click Here!

6. Sanrio Puroland

outside Sanrio Puroland

Sanrio Puroland is an indoor theme park that is all about the sanrio characters. Sadly, you won’t be able to meet your favorite characters until the park re-opens at the end of March. Tickets that were bought in advance are eligible for a full refund!

For more information on the closure and how to get refunds Click Here!

7. Yomiuri Land

Inside the park

Yomiuri Land is a famous theme park in Tokyo that is known for its rollercoasters and illuminations! Around this time they usually do their annual cherry blossom event, however the park has decided to close to prevent the spread of the corona virus. the park will be closed from the end of February until the end of March.

For more information on the closure and how to get refunds Click Here!

8. Tokyo One Piece Tower

Entrance to the tower

If you’re a One Piece fan and are dying to visit this attraction, now is definitely not a good time to go to Tokyo! Sadly the One Piece Tweet will be shut because of the Corona virus until the 31st of March. If you want to enter, make sure you visit after that date.

For more information on the closure and how to get refunds Click Here!

9. Joy Police

Entrance to Joy Police

Joy Police is an indoor theme park that is located in Odaiba. The park has decided to temporarily close due to the corona virus. The park is indoors and is quite small which means it would be easy for the virus to spread. The park will reopen on the 31st of March so until then, you won’t be able to enter the park.

For more information on the closure and how to get refunds Click Here!

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Viewing Towers

10. Tokyo Sky Tree

At the top of the Sky Tree

Tokyo Sky Tree is one of the most famous viewing towers in Tokyo. Due it’s popularity it’s usually crowded which has lead to it being closed until further information. If you bought your ticket in advance, make sure to check the link below.

For more information on the closure and how to get refunds Click Here!

11. Tokyo City View

Roppongi Hills viewing tower

This viewing tower located in Roppongi Hills will be temporarily closed until the end of March. The whole of Roppongi Hills will not be shut, meaning that the shops inside will remain open but the art museum and viewing tower located at the top will be closed.

For more information on the closure and how to get refunds Click Here!

12. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

The building from the outside.

This building is free so you don’t have to worry about refunding any tickets. But it would be a wasted journey if you accidentally go here whilst it’s closed. So make sure you don’t go here until it reopens at the end of March!

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Although we have tried our best to include as many main attractions in Tokyo that are closed in this article, there are of course many more (less popular) locations in Tokyo that are closing. Due to the current situation being very unstable, make sure you are constantly checking the individual websites of the places you are planning to visit in Tokyo. We don’t know how long the corona virus situation is going to last, but if you do decide to come to Tokyo make sure you are taking the recommended precautions and are staying safe.


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