Latest Japan Travel News: The number of coronavirus infections reported in Japan reached 240,954 as of January 3, 2021. Japan is currently restricting entry to people who have visited to these Restricted area/regions within the last 14 days unless there are special circumstances. Borders are closed and has no restrictions on domestic travel.

A nationwide state of emergency declared in Japan by the central government due to the increase in the pace of coronavirus infections on April 7. During the state of emergency, people were requested to stay at home except for essential activities and obey the rules of social distancing. The state of emergency was fully lifted on May 25, 2020.

Japan could reopen to foreign travelers from spring 2021.

Temporary Closure of Attractions in Japan

Most tourist attractions in Japan were closed in April and May. Those who are currently residing in Japan can visit the following places:

In Tokyo:

1. Tokyo Disneyland (Resumed)
2. Tokyo Skytree (Resumed)
3. Ghibli Museum (TBA)
4. Tokyo DisneySea (Resumed)
5. Tokyo Government Building Observation Deck (Resumed)
6. Rikugien (closed until Jan 11)
7. Tokyo National Museum (Resumed)
8. teamLab Borderless (Resumed)
9. Ueno Zoo (Resumed)
10. The Railway Museum (Resumed)
11. Mori Art Museum (TBA)
12. Shinjuku Gyoen (closed until Jan 11)
13. Imperial East Gardens (closed until Jan 12)
14. Koishikawa Korakuen (closed until Jan 11)

In Kyoto, Osaka and Nara:

1. Kyoto Tower (Resumed)
2. Kyoto Aquarium (Resumed)
3. Ninomaru Palace at Nijo Castle (Resumed)
4. Osaka Castle (Resumed)
5. Osaka Aquarium (Resumed)
6. Universal Studio Japan (Resumed)
7. Nara National Museum (Resumed)

Fuji Five Lakes:

1. Fuji Q Highland (Resumed)
2. Fujisan World Heritage Centre (Resumed)
3. Maglev Exhibition Center (Resumed)


Foreign visitors can apply for insurance after arriving in Japan.

Be sure to have the necessary travel insurance in Japan as medical expenses in the country may be high. Even if you don’t have travel insurance, you can apply for it from the following two Japanese insurance companies.

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. and
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.

Japan Official Travel App

For a safe and comfortable journey across Japan, download Japan Official Travel App.

JR Trains

JR Hokkaido
JR Central
JR West
JR Shikoku
JR Kyushu

Major Private Railways

Tokyo Metro
Tobu Railway
Keisei Electric Railway
Odakyu Electric Railway
Keio Railway
Kintetsu Railway


Narita International Airport
Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)
New Chitose Airport
Fukuoka Airport
Kansai International Airport
Sendai Airport

Safety Tips for Travelers

This page of Japan Tourism Agency contains a list of useful links, providing information on travel advisories, weather forecast, medical information, warnings, travel news, and list of embassies and consulates-generals in Japan.

Japan Visitor Hotline

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has provided a 24-hour coronavirus hotline for tourists, support available in English, Chinese and Korean. You can also use these numbers in case of any accidents and emergencies.

– From Japan 050-3816-2787
– From Overseas +81-50-3816-2787

For safe travels in Japan, read this guide, provided by Japan Tourism Agency.

To see the latest update on the number of coronavirus cases in Japan by prefecture, click here.

Read the basic proactive measures against the virus, published by the World Health Organization (WHO).