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

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!


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A casual gyoza restaurant on the site of a gyoza factory. Offers ramen and meal sets in addition to a wide selection of gyoza, including kimchi gyoza and shrimp gyoza.


■ Health and Safety Measures

1. The restaurant is ventilated on a regular basis, and the windows are kept open. 2. The restaurant interior is disinfected, and the number of guests is restricted. 3. Waiting customers are asked to stay outside or in their cars. 4. Cust... Read More


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■ Facility Information

A Japanese restaurant on the banks of Lake Hamana. Enjoy fresh seafood dishes and aromatic grilled unagi (eel) together with fantastic views.


■ Health and Safety Measures

All staff members wear masks; hand sanitizers are installed at the entrance; 24-hour ventilation; menus, tables, chairs and check holders disinfected after each use; 1.5m distance between tables; bags provided for masks to be placed in durin... Read More


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Located on Shibuya’s Koen-dori, Kugatsudo strives to offer a “healthy ramen,” one that forgoes artificial flavorings and instead brings out the full flavor of natural ingredients. Enjoy the sweet and flavorful taste of their natural soy sauce ramen!


■ Health and Safety Measures

~Kugatsudo’s Coronavirus Prevention Measures~ ● Each time a guest leaves, the table and chairs are disinfected with alcohol. ● The restaurant is ventilated periodically. ● Areas that customers come into frequent contact with (including do... Read More


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■ Facility Information

Opened 46 years ago as a cafe located in a kura (storage house) that was built in the 12th year of the Meiji period (approx. 140 years ago). Popular for its layout with a mezzanine.


■ Health and Safety Measures

Staff wear masks, practice hand sanitization, and frequently ventilate the room to avoid the Three Cs (closed spaces, crowded places, close contact). *As of November 16, 2020


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Kura Sushi

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■ Facility Information

A major chain of conveyor-belt sushi restaurants. There are 460 locations within Japan, in addition to stores in America and Taiwan. It receives high marks not just for flavor but also for food safety, as it uses carefully-selected Japanese rice, and its ingredients and flavorings are without additives (artificial flavorings, artificial sweeteners, food dyes, artificial preservatives).


■ Health and Safety Measures

• All dishes have “sanitary sushi covers” to protect the sushi from both dust and viruses. • Sanitary vinyl sheets are installed between tables • Sanitary vinyl sheets are installed at the cash register • Strengthened disinfection for int... Read More


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Shibukawa Donya, which once flourished as a wholesaler of dried Pacific herring, dried codfish, and other seafood, has transformed into a restaurant serving local Aizu cuisine in its historic buildings that were built during the Meiji and Taisho periods.


■ Health and Safety Measures

Specific coronavirus prevention measures are as follows: ・ Alcohol-based sanitizers are installed at the entrance and bathrooms ・ Proper health management, such as checking employees' temperatures daily ・ Employees must wear masks ・ Soci... Read More


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■ Facility Information

A wonderful restaurant specializing in fish. Offers a wide selection of kushiyaki (grilled skewers). Fresh seafood is procured directly from the market every day. Seasonal dishes available.


■ Health and Safety Measures

Always be aware of "ventilation," "speaking volume," and the "Three Cs (closed places, crowded places, close contact)" to prevent case clusters. Implement the following measures and make sure they are communicated to customers and displayed... Read More


■ Special Offer

Receive 1 free glass of draft beer if you tell the staff that you saw the restaurant on the "Traveling Safely in Japan" page when visiting.

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Sushiro

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Chosen as No. 1 in the sushi business for nine straight years, Sushiro is an incredibly popular sushi chain with an extensive menu that has over 130 dishes, including 80 types of sushi. We particularly recommend their monthly specials, made with the finest selection of seasonal ingredients. You can now reserve your seats on their app, so make your way to Sushiro today!


■ Health and Safety Measures

“Tasty sushi for all. Tasty sushi for the heart,” is Sushiro’s philosophy. In order to ensure the safety of their customers, they are currently implementing the following hygiene protocols. [Kitchen] • Thorough handwashing During their ... Read More


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