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Posted: October 1

Kyotango Covid-19 News Update

Due to the Covid-19 crisis there are many restrictions on travel, especially international, and some business may be closed or operating on restricted hours. For those currently in Japan we ask you to continue showing restraint and follow the official advice on travel and gatherings.

Entering Japan

The rules for entering Japan vary depending on where you are traveling from. They are also subject to change. We recommend using the following webpages for accurate and up-to-date information:

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO): https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA): https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html

Quick Reference

The following is a quick reference guide only and the above links should be used for travel purposes. Information is accurate for June 2nd.

Traffic Light System

From June 1st Japan will be implementing a traffic light system to determine who has to quarantine upon arrival.

Those travelling from blue countries will not have to quarantine at all.

Those travelling from yellow countries with a valid vaccine certificate do not have to quarantine, those without a valid vaccine certificate will have to quarantine at home for 3 days (with a negative test) or 7 days (no test).

Those travelling from red countries with a valid vaccine certificate will have to will have to quarantine at home for 3 days (with a negative test) or 7 days (no test), those without a valid vaccine certificate will have to quarantine at a designated facility for 3 days (with a negative test).

There are still a number of countries from which permission to enter is still being denied.

Please see the MOFA link above for a complete list of which countries are in which group. Some countries included in the blue list (as of June 2nd) are: Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States of America.

Return of Tourism

On June 10th tourism to Japan is expected to resume in the form of limited package tours. For further details please contact reputable tour operators in your area.

There has been no indication when independent tourism will be returning to normal.

JNTO Hotline

The Japan National Tourism Organization operates a 24 hour 365 days a year information and accident and emergency hotline. Including Covid-19 information. It is available in English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.

From Japan 050-3816-2787

From Overseas +81-50-3816-2787

Stay Informed

Keep up-to-date with the latest covid-19 news in Japan NHK World News. Available in English, Chinese, Thai, and a variety of other languages.

NHK has recently launched a Multilingual Emergency Update site which will contain information on natural disasters and the ongoing pandemic.

Kyotango’s Covid-19 Condition

Kyotango has had a number of cases of Covid-19, however, they have been hospitalized where necessary and their contacts have been/are being traced. Further details are available on the Kyotango City Homepage (an automatic translation tool is available on the top right). The Kyoto Prefecture Homepage (Japanese language only) has prefecture wide infection information.

Tourism Related Businesses and Points of Interest Affected by Covid-19

*Please note: While we will try to keep this list up-to-date, business’ opening times are subject to change without prior notification. If in doubt please contact the business directly to confirm opening times.

Roadside Stations

Tenki Tenki TangoBusiness as Usual
Kumihama SANKAIKANBusiness as Usual
Tango Kingdom “Shoku-no-Miyako”Business as Usual

Onsen Hot Springs

Tango Onsen Hashiudo SoSome reduced hoursRestaurant closes at 9pm
Hot Spring is business as usual
Sotoyu Hanayumi OnsenBusiness as Usual
Shizuka no Sato OnsenBusiness as Usual
Ashinigu OnsenBusiness as Usual
Komachi OnsenBusiness as Usual
Ukawa Onsen Yoshino no SatoBusiness as Usual
Minato Yuu Yuu OnsenClosed
Kumihama OnsenBusiness as Usual

Museums and Cultural Locations

Tango Ancient Village MuseumBusiness as Usual              
Kyotango City History CenterBusiness as Usual
Kotohikihama Singing Sand Cultural BuildingBusiness as Usual    
Inaba Family Merchant HouseBusiness as Usual
Wakuden no MoriBusiness as Usual
Komachi Koen ParkBusiness as Usual
Yuhigaura Beach Swing & HillRe-opened

Campsites and Beaches

Tennyo no Sato VillageRe-opened
Swiss VillageRe-opened
Kotohikihama Kakezu Camp SiteRe-opened   
Tenki Tenki Tango Car CampingRe-opened
Mt. Kabutoyama Park Camp SiteRe-opened
Hatchohama Seaside ParkRe-opened
Kobama Car ParkRe-openedCar Park is Open but the Beach is Closed
Yuhigaura Car ParkRe-openedCar Park is Open but the Beach is Closed
Kotohikihama Asobi Car ParkClosed
Nakahama Car Park and Car CampingRe-openedCar Park is Open but the Beach is Closed
Takashima Car CampingRe-openedCar Park is Open but the Beach is Closed
Hei Camp SiteClosed
Sunagata Camp SiteRe-openedCar Park is Open but the Beach is Closed
Nochigamahama ParkRe-openedCar Park is Open but the Beach is Closed
Shotenkyo & Kazuranohama Beach Car ParkRe-openedCar Park is Open but the Beach is Closed
Hakoishihama Beach Car ParkRe-openedCar Park is Open but the Beach is Closed
Kyogamisaki Lighthouse & ParkRe-openedCar Park is Open but the Beach is Closed

Gift Shops

Amity TangoBusiness as Usual
KanihanBusiness as Usual
Japanese Confectionary AnnBusiness as Usual
Yukemuri MarketReduced HoursWeekdays 9am-1pm
Weekends 9am-5pm

Tourist Information Booths (contact by telephone or email are still available)

Tourism Association (in Amity Tango)Re-opened
Kumihama Branch (in Kumihama Station)Re-opened
Amino Branch (in Amino Station)Re-opened
Tango BranchRe-opened
Hagoromo Station (Minyama)Re-opened

Covid-19 Etiquette

Please make sure you are wearing a mask when in public, make use of the disinfectant sprays being offered at many buildings’ entrances and keep practicing social distancing by maintaining a 2 meter distance from those not in your household.

Beach Guidelines

The following file contains guidelines for using the beaches of Kyotango. Please make sure you take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

If you are interested in using any of the above designs: please download the logo sticker, application forms or guideline pictograms from our Japanese Site.