Japan Coronavirus: Studio Ghibli Museum, Sanrio Puroland & Other Facilities Close Temporarily

27.February.2020 | SPOT

A number of facilities in Japan have announced temporary closures to help stop any possible spreading of the coronavirus. Please check the following closures if you’re planning a trip to Japan in February or March. New information is rolling out all the time, so for the latest updates, please check the official websites for each establishment listed below.

 

Last Updated: February 28, 2020 at 00:51 (JST)

Tokyo Disneyland® and Tokyo DisneySea® 

Closed: February 29 – March 15, 2020

The parks plan to reopen on March 16, 2020, however this will be decided following consultation with concerned administrative agencies and will be announced on their official website. If you have purchased tickets valid during the parks’ closing dates, please refer to the links below.

 

Tokyo Disney Resort Official Website: https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/index.html

Tokyo Disney Resort Online Tickets and Reservations: https://reserve.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/top/?language=en

 

 

Snoopy Museum

Closed: February 29 – March 13, 2020

Information on ticket refunds is provided on the museum’s official website.

 

Snoopy Museum Official Website:https://snoopymuseum.tokyo/s/smt/page/english?ima=0000

 

 

Sony Music Roppongi Museum

Closed: February 29 – March 13, 2020

Information on ticket refunds will soon be provided on the museum’s official website. The TYPE-MOON Fate / stay night-15 years of history Exhibition will be extended until April 19, 2020.

 

TYPE-MOON Fate / stay night-15 years of history Exhibition Official Website: https://type-moon-museum.com/

Sony Music Roppongi Museum Official Website: https://smrm.jp/

 

 


 

Sanrio Puroland

Closed: February 22, 2020 – March 12, 2020

The park is scheduled to reopen on March 13, 2020, but this is subject to change depending on the circumstances of the coronavirus and news published by the government.

 

▶Refunds

・Pre-booked Tickets

Tickets valid between the dates February 22, 2020 – March 12, 2020 will have their validity period extended to September 30, 2020.

 

・Original Passports

Passport tickets valid between the dates February 22, 2020 – September 29, 2020 will have their validity period extended to September 30, 2020.

 

・Pre-booked PUROPASS

Payments for PUROPASSES bought between the dates February 22, 2020 – March 10, 2020 will be cancelled.

 

・Anniversary Time

Payments for Anniversary Time tickets for the dates February 22, 2020 – March 10, 2020 will be cancelled. Those who paid with cash will be refunded via registered mail.

 

Official Website (English): https://en.puroland.jp/

Official Website (Japanese): https://www.puroland.jp/

 

 

Ghibli Museum

Closed: February 25, 2020 – March 17, 2020

 

▶Refunds

Refunds are applicable for tickets dated between January 22, 2020 – March 30, 2020.

Refunds will be paid in full between February 15, 2020 – March 31, 2020.

 

Official Website (English): http://www.ghibli-museum.jp/en/

Official Website (Japanese): http://www.ghibli-museum.jp/

 

Toei Animation Museum

Closed: February 26, 2020 – March 18, 2020

The museum’s reopening is subject to consideration depending on the circumstances of the coronavirus. It will be announced via the museum’s official Twitter page and website.

 

Official Website: https://museum.toei-anim.co.jp/

 

 

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum

Closed: February 22, 2020 until further notice

 

Official Website (English): https://www.asahibeer-oyamazaki.com/english/

Official Website (Japanese): https://www.asahibeer-oyamazaki.com/

 

 

Kyoto National Museum

Closed: February 22, 2020 until further notice

All events, the museum shop Benrido, and the museum cafe Maeda Coffee, have also closed temporarily.

 

Official Website (English): https://www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/index.html

Official Website (Japanese): https://www.kyohaku.go.jp/jp/index.html

 

 

ARASHI EXHIBITION “JOURNEY”

Closed: February 22, 2020 – March 9, 2020

Location: Osaka Culturarium at Tempozan

 

Official Website: https://arashiexhibition.jp/

 

Sanrio Harmony Land

Closed: February 22, 2020 – March 12, 2020

 

Official Website (English): https://www.harmonyland.jp/english/harmony/harmony.html

Official Website (Japanese): https://www.harmonyland.jp/welcome.html

 

Universal Studios Japan

Closed: February 29, 2020 – March 15, 2020
The park’s reopening will be determined after serious consideration of the current condition of the coronavirus situation. The announcement of the park’s reopening will be made on the USJ’s official website and social media. Information on handling of tickets during the break period will be posted on the official website on February 28, 2020 at 21:00 (JST).

 

Official Website (English): https://www.usj.co.jp/e/

Official Website (Japanese): https://www.usj.co.jp/

 

Hirakata Park

Closed: February 29, 2020 – March 18, 2020
All planned events during the park’s closure have been cancelled and/or postponed until further notice. The park plans to reopen on March 19, 2020 subject to the current condition of the coronavirus situation. Updates will be posted on the official website. Refunds for winter season tickets will be announced at a later date.

 

Official Website (English): http://www.hirakatapark.co.jp/en/

Official Website (Japanese): http://www.hirakatapark.co.jp/

 

Numerous other sports and cultural events will also close for two weeks commencing February 26, 2020. If you’re travelling to Japan in February and March, please check the websites of any places you plan to visit during your trip to see if they are open.

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