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.
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
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.
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
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.
|Tenki Tenki Tango||Business as Usual|
|Kumihama SANKAIKAN||Business as Usual|
|Tango Kingdom “Shoku-no-Miyako”||Business as Usual|
Onsen Hot Springs
|Tango Onsen Hashiudo So||Some reduced hours||Restaurant closes at 9pm|
Hot Spring is business as usual
|Sotoyu Hanayumi Onsen||Business as Usual|
|Shizuka no Sato Onsen||Business as Usual|
|Ashinigu Onsen||Business as Usual|
|Komachi Onsen||Business as Usual|
|Ukawa Onsen Yoshino no Sato||Business as Usual|
|Minato Yuu Yuu Onsen||Closed|
|Kumihama Onsen||Business as Usual|
Museums and Cultural Locations
|Tango Ancient Village Museum||Business as Usual|
|Kyotango City History Center||Business as Usual|
|Kotohikihama Singing Sand Cultural Building||Business as Usual|
|Inaba Family Merchant House||Business as Usual|
|Wakuden no Mori||Business as Usual|
|Komachi Koen Park||Business as Usual|
|Yuhigaura Beach Swing & Hill||Re-opened|
Campsites and Beaches
|Tennyo no Sato Village||Re-opened|
|Kotohikihama Kakezu Camp Site||Re-opened|
|Tenki Tenki Tango Car Camping||Re-opened|
|Mt. Kabutoyama Park Camp Site||Re-opened|
|Hatchohama Seaside Park||Re-opened|
|Kobama Car Park||Re-opened||Car Park is Open but the Beach is Closed|
|Yuhigaura Car Park||Re-opened||Car Park is Open but the Beach is Closed|
|Kotohikihama Asobi Car Park||Closed|
|Nakahama Car Park and Car Camping||Re-opened||Car Park is Open but the Beach is Closed|
|Takashima Car Camping||Re-opened||Car Park is Open but the Beach is Closed|
|Hei Camp Site||Closed|
|Sunagata Camp Site||Re-opened||Car Park is Open but the Beach is Closed|
|Nochigamahama Park||Re-opened||Car Park is Open but the Beach is Closed|
|Shotenkyo & Kazuranohama Beach Car Park||Re-opened||Car Park is Open but the Beach is Closed|
|Hakoishihama Beach Car Park||Re-opened||Car Park is Open but the Beach is Closed|
|Kyogamisaki Lighthouse & Park||Re-opened||Car Park is Open but the Beach is Closed|
|Amity Tango||Business as Usual|
|Kanihan||Business as Usual|
|Japanese Confectionary Ann||Business as Usual|
|Yukemuri Market||Reduced Hours||Weekdays 9am-1pm|
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|
|Hagoromo Station (Minyama)||Re-opened|
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.
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.