Coronavirus updates in Japan: Some venues reopen while sporting events still on hold

Stripes Japan

Due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, officials in Japan on Feb. 26 called for the cancellation, postponement or scale down of upcoming major events for the next few weeks. On Mar. 10, Prime Minister Abe requested the extension of such control for additional 10 days. Below is an abbreviated list of cancellations of major events and venue closures throughout the country.

*Schedules are subject to change and change daily. Please check each organization and/or event’s official websites for current information. The list was last updated Mar. 27.

 

• Sanrio Puroland through early April, the exact date of reopening TBD.

• Tokyo Disneyland, DisneySea through early April, the exact date of reopening TBD

• Universal Studios Japan (Osaka) the exact date of reopening TBD

• teamLab Borderless/ teamLab Planets Tokyo the exact date of reopening TBD

• Cupnoodles Museum (Yokohama) through Mar. 31, the exact date of reopening TBD

• Mori Art Museum the exact date of reopening TBD

• Snoopy Museum through Mar. 31

• Ueno Zoo through Mar. 31

• Kasai Rinkai Aquarium through Mar. 31

• Miraikan National Musuem of Emerging Science and Innovation closed indefinitely, the exact date of reopening TBD

• Ghibli Museum through April 28

• Sakura Chill Bar originally scheduled for Mar. 13-17 postponed, the exact date of opening TBD

• Legoland Discovery Center- Odaiba shortened hours (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) through April 3

• Legoland Discovery Center- Osaka closed indefinitely, the exact date of reopening TBD

• Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Musuem through Mar. 31, the exact date of reopening TBD

• Tokyo Skytree closed indefinitely, the exact date of reopening TBD

• Asakusa Hanayashiki through Mar. 31

Yokohama Zoorasia through Mar. 31

 Museums in Ueno, Tokyo

  • Tokyo National Museum closed indefinitely, the exact date of reopening TBD
  • The National Museum of Western Art closed indefinitely, the exact date of reopening TBD
  • National Museum of Nature and Science closed indefinitely, the exact date of reopening TBD
  • Kuroda Memorial Hall closed indefinitely, the exact date of reopening TBD
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum closed indefinitely, the exact date of reopening TBD

• Edo-Tokyo Museum through Mar. 31

• The Japanese Sword Museum closed indefinitely, the exact date of reopening TBD

• Hakkoda Walk March 30-31 cancelled

• Japan Day in Misawa April 17-18 postponed to sometime in fall 2020 (TBD)

 

• DODEA-Pacific entire Far East spring tournament cancelled
• Japanese elementary, middle and high schools nationwide requested to close from Mar. 2 through the end of March (rest of the school year), some regions' schools have restarted Mar. 16 .

 

• J. League (professional soccer)
J1 scheduled to open on May 9, J2 on May 2, J3 on April 25.

• NPB (professional baseball)
Regular season postponed at least until April 24 (new schedule TBD).

• B. League (professional basketball)
The remainder of the season cancelled.

• High School Baseball Invitational Tournament (Senbatsu Koshien)
Cancelled.

 

• Cherry Blossom viewing festivals (Hanami)

  • Ueno Park
  • Nagameguro River (April 5)

 

• Concerts around Japan
Multiple concerts including major acts are being postponed and tickets refunded. Check venue or ticket sales websites for information.

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