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The Current Situation Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kyoto

KYOTO CITY OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE

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The Current Situation Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kyoto

As a part of efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, some events in Kyoto will be canceled and some facilities will be closed.
Before making your visit, please check with the official website of each location or contact the location as needed.

*Not all locations will offer services in English. If you encounter any problems, please visit the nearest tourist information center. See more about the Tourist Information Center.
*Kyoto Tourist Information Center “Kyo Navi”  will be closed until further notice, beginning on April 25, 2021.Telephone Service will be operating  until  5pm
 

365 day, 24 hour, multilingual call center Japan Visitor Hotline
TEL: +81-50-3816-2787
Languages: English, Chinese, Korean
 
Medical facilities with multilingual support (JNTO website)
 
 

Latest Information (Updated September 10th, 2021)

【Transportation】

Kyoto City Bus
From August 26 to the last day of the period of the state of emergency, no City Buses will depart after 22:59 and sightseeing route buses will suspend operation.
 
Kyoto City Subway
From August 26 to the last day of the period of the state of emergency, the last trains on the Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line and Tozai Line will mostly depart by 23:00.
 

【Museums & Historical Places, Other Facilities】

 Nijo-jo Castle will be closed from August 23 to September 30, 2021.
Official Website

 The Kyoto City Zoo will be closed from August 23 to September 30, 2021.
Official Website

 Old Mitsui Family Shimogamo Villa will be closed from August 20 to September 30, 2021.
Official Website

 Murin-an Garden will be closed from  August 20 to September 30, 2021.
Official Website

 The Former Retreat of Tomomi Iwakura will be closed from August 20 to September 30, 2021.
Official Website

 The Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art will be partially closed from August 23 to September 30, 2021.However, a number of exhibitions will remain open during this period with infection control measures in place.
Official Website

The Museum of Kyoto will be closed from August 20 to September 30, 2021. However, the exhibition “Kobayakawa Shusei : A Life of Journey and Requiem” will remain open during this period with infection control measures in place.
Official Website

 Kyoto Municipal Museum of School History will be closed from August 20 to September 30, 2021

 Kyoto City Archaeological Museum will be closed from August 20 to September 30, 2021.

● Yasaka Hall Gion Corner  will be closed until further notice.
Official Website

 Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design will be closed from August 20 to September 30, 2021.
Official Website

 Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kyoto Sento Imperial Palace, Katsura Imperial Villa and Shugakuin Imperial Villa will be closed from August 20 to September 30, 2021.
Official Website

 Kyoto State Guest House will be closed from August 20 to September 30, 2021.
Official Website

 Kyoto Botanical Gardens will be closed from August 20 to September 30, 2021. 

● Arashiyama Monkey Park will be closed until September 10, 2021.
> Official Website

 

【Events & Experiences】 

Kyoto Sky Hop Bus will be suspended all service until further notice, beginning on April 25, 2021.
> Official Website

●The Jidai Matsuri Festival Procession  will be canceled.(Originally scheduled for October 22, 2021)

● The event Gion-Odori  will be canceled.(Originally scheduled for November 1- 10,2021)