Safety Measures in Japan to Curb the Spread of the Coronavirus

The Japanese government has recommended avoiding the "three Cs as part of their anti-coronavirus strategy. The three Cs are: poorly-ventilated "closed spaces" "crowded places", where many people gather; and "close-contact settings", where people converse up close. Situations where these three conditions are present should be avoided. This page will inform you on the specific steps Japanese businesses are taking to follow the government's calls and ensure public health and safety in the face of the coronavirus.

How Japanese Businesses Are Combating the Coronavirus

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.


APARTMENT HOTEL MIMARU

Locations throughout Tokyo and Kyoto

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An apartment-style hotel with multiple locations in Tokyo and Kyoto. With the motto of “Like a home away from home,” the hotel offers spacious rooms with kitchens for large groups on medium to long-term stays. The hotels’ convenient locations with popular tourist destinations nearby are another selling point.


■ Health and Safety Measures

• Employees’ health is closely monitored, including by daily temperature checks • Masks are used by staff members • All employees are disinfecting their hands with an alcohol disinfectant with strong antibacterial properties • Alcohol di... Read More


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This is a quiet Kyoto inn with the appearance of a tea ceremony parlor, allowing guests to fully experience the Kyoto atmosphere. It is located on the banks of the Shirakawa River, by the Gion Shimbashi Bridge, on a small alley adorned with crimson latticework and stone pavings where maiko (apprentice geisha) walk about at dusk. Nowhere else in the city could you have such a quintessentially Kyoto experience! Here, guests can also luxuriously enjoy seasonal fare in their rooms.


■ Health and Safety Measures

Gion Yoshi-ima is taking the following measures to prevent infection and ensure safety and peace of mind for guests and staff. While this may pose an inconvenience, your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Infection prevention measures for ... Read More


■ Special Offer

Get original novelty goods as presents!

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Hotel Wing International Hakata Shinkansenguchi

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Located just a 4-minute walk from JR Hakata Station, this hotel has more than just comfortable rooms. It also offers large, relaxing public baths, a library lounge, and a breakfast service where bread and drinks are all free. Additionally, a car rental service is located on the 1st floor.


■ Health and Safety Measures

- Full-time and thorough cleaning staff - Ample ventilation - Hand-sanitizing stations set up throughout the hotel - Staff required to wear masks and undergo rigorous health monitoring - Shoe-sole disinfection via a sanitizing mat at the... Read More


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IP CITY HOTEL Osaka – Imperial Palace Group

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This hotel offers a luxurious experience in the heart of Osaka. Sightseeing attractions and popular destinations are located within walking distance. - Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi, and America-mura: 3 - 10 minutes - Kuromon Market, Nipponbashi Anime Town: 10 minutes - Osaka Castle: 15 minutes- Universal Studios Japan: 30 minutes - Kansai Airport: 50 minutes- Nara: 50 minutes; Kyoto: 60 minutes


■ Health and Safety Measures

-Staff wear masks, wash their hands, and gargle -Sanitizer is available throughout the premises -Lobby reception desk equipped with an acrylic protective screen -Communal high-touch areas (elevator buttons, etc.) are regularly disinfect... Read More


■ Special Offer

Mention you saw us on the "Traveling Safely in Japan" page when checking in and receive a free 3D sheet mask (1 per guest)

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JR-West Hotels

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JR-West Hotels is a hotel group directly connected to major bullet train stations such as Kyoto, Okayama, and Hiroshima. With their easily accessible location and highly attentive service, they will wholeheartedly provide guests with peace and quiet during their stay.


■ Health and Safety Measures

About JR-West Hotels' New Hygiene Policy "Clean & Safety" JR-West Hotels has established a new hygiene policy called "Clean & Safety," with its first priority being the safety of customers and employees. While they adjust to the "new norma... Read More


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Kawaba Onsen Kayabuki-no-Gensen Yuyado Yutorian

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When you visit this onsen (hot spring) inn, you’ll be greeted by a rural scene of the many traditional thatched-roof homes that have been transported and reconstructed here from all over Japan. The water of the hot springs at this inn has a pH level of 9.2 and will leave you with silky smooth, beautiful skin. For dinner, enjoy Japanese dishes filled with originality made from seasonal local ingredients. Within the inn, you’ll also find works by living national treasures, folk crafts, and other artworks that you can admire to your heart’s content.


■ Health and Safety Measures

The inn’s coronavirus prevention measures to ensure the safety of the guests and staff are detailed below: • All staff will wear face masks. • All staff will undergo temperature and health checks at the beginning of their shifts. Only thos... Read More


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Keio Plaza Hotel takes pride in being a “truly welcoming” hotel. Their proficient staff deliver first-class services to all guests. When you visit, you’ll be met at the entrance by a smiling doorman and bellboy. At this warm and friendly hotel, you can expect the staff to get to know you and even greet you by name.


■ Health and Safety Measures

Following the lifting of the state of emergency by the Japanese government, Keio Plaza Hotel is implementing the coronavirus prevention measures below with the “new normal” in mind. These measures will not only ensure the safety of both gues... Read More


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Opened in February 2018, SAKU REN JIMBOCHO is located just a minute's walk from Jimbocho Station. The Nippon Budokan and Tokyo Dome arenas are conveniently situated within walking distance. All rooms offer free Wi-Fi, Simmons beds, HD Panasonic TVs with free video on demand, and a Sega Toys Homestar Planetarium device. Panasonic NanoCare Facial Steamers are also available.


■ Health and Safety Measures

- Common floors and guest rooms are thoroughly disinfected with sodium hypochlorite solution - Lobby and guest room corridors are periodically ventilated - Front desk is equipped with a protective screen and alcohol hand sanitizer - St... Read More


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Toyoko Inn

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This hotel chain has 68,509 rooms spread across 316 locations across the world (as of late May 2020). It is reputed for its convenient location near train stations and stable, reasonable prices. It has a lot of fans thanks to its amazing cost performance, with a wide variety of offerings for guests such as free breakfast and Wi-Fi services, free shuttle buses to main stations and airports, and online check-in.


■ Health and Safety Measures

On mask-wearing at the front desk • Staff at the front desk are wearing masks to prevent infection On partitions at the front desk • Transparent partitions are installed at the front desk to prevent infection *This picture of partition... Read More


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