Information surrounding novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL UPDATE

 

COVID19 Updated 3/28 Tokyo Japan:

 

Travel Status For Japan and Touring with Arigato Japan

The Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization have kept the travel advisory for Japan at level 2 with no changes and with no talk of raising the level. The recommendation is for limited travel for elderly people or people with any kind of chronic impairing immune illness. We of course keep the health and safety of our guests, guides and staff as a top priority and we provide updates as conditions change.

 

As a culinary tourism company we are serious about health and safety procedures. At this time our partners, restaurants, clubs etc. are not posting closings because of the virus. Of course we recommend precautions like washing your hands regularly and avoiding touching your face. The current number of active cases in Japan is 1085 with a steady recovery rate over 372+ patients recovered. For perspective the total current active cases are 0.00008 % of the population. And the recovery rate is already about 25% of total contracted cases.

 

If you indeed, need to cancel your trip our general manager wrote this piece on medium for travelers to help us get through this time of stress and plan for the future. we know planning might not be on your radar right now but it can also be a good way to focus on the steps from cancelling this month’s travel. “Planning Your Post Coronavirus Travel”

Current Sightseeing, Activity and Attraction Closures

 

 

Please note as of the 16th of March 2020, the following places of interests or attractions have announced or have closures on record. (we will update this list as new information becomes available)

 

 

TOKYO

  • Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea: 29 February 2020 – Beginning of April
  • Ghibli Museum: 25 February 2020 – 28 April 2020
  • TeamLab Borderless: 29 February 2020 until further notice
  • TeamLab Planets: 29 February 2020 – 22 March 2020
  • Sanrio Purioland: 22 February 2020 – 20 March 2020
  • Observatories at Tokyo Metropolitan Building: 27 February 2020 – 31 March 2020
  • Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation: 28 February 2020 – 17 March 2020
  • National Museum of Nature and Science: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
  • National Theatre, Engei Hall, Noh Theatre, and Bunraku Theatre: 28 February 2020 – 15 March 2020
  • Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa: 29 February 2020 – 15 March 2020
  • Yomiuri Land: 29 February 2020 – 15 March 2020
  • Tokyo Skytree: 29 February 2020 until further notice
  • Ueno Zoological Gardens: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
  • Tokyo Sea Life Park: 29 February 2020 – 15 March 2020
  • Edo Tokyo Museum: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020

OSAKA

  • Universal Studios Japan: 29 February 2020 – 22 March 2020
  • Osaka Castle: 29 February 2020 – 15 March 2020
  • National International Museum: 29 February 2020 – 15 March 2020
  • Osaka Science Museum: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
  • Osaka Natural Science Museum: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
  • Osaka Oriental Xeramic Museum: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
  • Illusion Museum: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
  • Osaka History Museum: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
  • Peace Osaka: 29 February 2020 – 21 March 2020
  • Osaka Museum of Art: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
  • Boat Race Suminoe: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
  • Tsutenkaku: 02 March 2020 – 13 March 2020
  • Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium: 02 March 2020 – 15 March 2020
  • Kid’s Plaza: 28 February 2020 – 19 March 2020   
  • Tenpozan Market Place: 02 March 2020 – 15 March 2020 
  • Legoland Discovery Centre: 02 March 2020 – 15 March 2020   

KYOTO

  • Nijo Castle (inside Ninomaru-goten Palace): 01 March 2020 – 15 March 2020 
  • Kyoto Modern Art Museum: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020  
  • Kyoto Domoto Insho Museum: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
  • Saga Arashiyama Bunkakan: 28 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
  • Museum of Tea: 02 March 2020 – 17 March 2020     
  • Museum of the Culture of Kyoto: 28 February 2020 – 16 March 2020       
  • National Museum of Kyoto: 27 February 2020 – 16 March 2020   
  • Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Art Museum: 22 February 2020 until further notice
  • Kyoto Railway Museum: 29 February 2020 – 15 March 2020 

NARA        

  • Nara National Museum of Art: 28 February 2020 – 15 March 2020
  • Nara National Museum: 27 February 2020 – 15 March 2020   

HIROSHIMA

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum: 29 February 2020 – 19 March 2020
  • Hiroshima Castle: 29 February 2020 – 19 March 2020

Booking Change and Credit /Refund Requests

If you have a confirmed booking with us and need to postpone, reschedule or cancel please contact us directly here.

In general we are offering discounts for those willing to rebook for a later date rather than cancel with a refund. We are also offering options for making your tour private to support families who are practicing social distancing on their travels.

If you are already here in Japan and have extra time in your schedule to add another tour contact us for a discount on additional tours.

Please be aware if you need a refund for your previously confirmed and paid booking, be advised that due to the high volume of inquiries, schedule adjustments and tour cancellations our refund schedule will be a bit delayed. We will process any refunds in the order that we receive them.

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