Traveling Safely in Japan

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc around the world. As we pray for a quick resolution to the pandemic, we will continue to publish useful information about the situation in Japan for the benefit of foreign nationals living here and for those around the world who hold Japan in their hearts. We sincerely hope to be able to welcome all our foreign friends again as soon as possible.

What You Should Read Now, In the Midst of the Coronavirus

Safety Measures in Japan to Curb the Spread of the Coronavirus

Below is a list of coronavirus prevention measures implemented by various Japanese industries.

Public Transportation

While people are refraining from travel, Japanese public transport such as buses or trains are implementing such prevention measures as airing out the insides of the vehicles, disinfecting surfaces, and equipping all workers with face masks.

Ventilation

Opening the windows to air out the insides of vehicles

Disinfection

Wiping down and disinfecting all equipment and surfaces

Wearing masks

Staff required to wear masks to prevent droplet contact infection

Below is a list of coronavirus prevention measures implemented by specific businesses across Japan.

Hotels

From sightseeing to dining, there are so many things to enjoy when traveling. Your choice of accommodation, too, is an important factor that can add color to your trip. Accommodation is where we rest and relax, so we all want to stay somewhere that feels safe. In this section, we'll cover health and safety measures that hotels and other accommodations have in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Wearing masks

Staff required to wear masks to prevent droplet contact infection

Hand sanitizer is available

Hand-sanitizing stations are set up throughout the premises

Health monitoring

Thorough staff health monitoring

Below is a list of coronavirus prevention measures implemented by specific businesses across Japan.

Restaurants

Many people consider food to be the best part of a holiday. Sharing a table with your friends or family while you experience the local food culture can be the highlight of any trip. However, as close contact and the risk of droplet transmission are concerns, dining out can also be considered high risk. Check out these anti-coronavirus measures at restaurants to enjoy a fun and safe meal!

Wearing masks

Staff required to wear masks to prevent droplet contact infection

Infection prevention sheets

Are set up to prevent droplet contact infection

Hand sanitizer is available

Hand-sanitizing stations are set up throughout the premises

Below is a list of coronavirus prevention measures implemented by specific businesses across Japan.

Shops

Browsing for souvenirs and unique local items is an unmissable part of any trip. Let's look at the health and safety measures, like sanitation and ventilation, in place at busy shopping areas.

Social distancing

Staff keep a healthy social distance from customers

Infection prevention sheets

Are set up to prevent droplet contact infection

Wearing masks

Staff required to wear masks to prevent droplet contact infection

Below is a list of coronavirus prevention measures implemented by specific businesses across Japan.

Sightseeing

From theme parks to museums, shrines, temples, and castles, many people look forward to enjoying Japanese culture and history when they visit Japan. However, these kinds of crowded places can also induce some unease. In this section, we'll look at health and safety measures that crowded sightseeing spots have put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Social distancing

Staff keep a healthy social distance from customers

Wearing masks

Staff required to wear masks to prevent droplet contact infection

Infection prevention sheets

Are set up to prevent droplet contact infection

Below is a list of coronavirus prevention measures implemented by specific businesses across Japan.

Activities/Others

Many people want to experience Japanese culture during their visit. Check out the health and safety measures in place for these activities, so you can enjoy your valuable cultural experiences with peace of mind. We'll also introduce other anti-coronavirus strategies in place throughout Japan during your visit.

Wearing masks

Staff required to wear masks to prevent droplet contact infection

Hand sanitizer is available

Hand-sanitizing stations are set up throughout the premises

Social distancing

Staff keep a healthy social distance from customers

Below is a list of coronavirus prevention measures implemented by specific businesses across Japan.

Learning & Planning

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