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Posted: September 17

Kyotango Covid-19 News Update

Due to the Covid-19 crisis there are many restrictions on travel, especially international, and some business are 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.

State of Emergency

The August 20th state of emergency has been extended to the end of September for 19 prefectures, with 8 other prefectures taking intensive anti-virus measures. The state of emergency includes Kyoto, nearby Osaka, and Hyogo prefectures, Tokyo, and surrounding prefectures, Fukuoka and more.

The government has asked restaurants/cafes/venues to stop serving alcohol and providing karaoke. They are also asking restaurants/cafes/venues to close earlier, for the duration of the state of emergency.

Kyotango’s Covid-19 Condition

Kyotango has had a number of cases of Covid-19, however, they have been hospitalized 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 TangoClosed from Aug 27th to Sept 17th 
Kumihama SANKAIKANClosed from Aug 27th to Sept 30th
Tango Kingdom “Shoku-no-Miyako”Closed from Aug 23rd to Sept 30thFruit Garden activities are still available

Onsen Hot Springs

Tango Onsen Hashiudo SoClosed from Aug 27th to Sept 25th
Sotoyu Hanayumi OnsenClosed from Aug 23rd to Sept 30th
Shizuka no Sato OnsenClosed from Aug 27th to Sept 22nd
Ashinigu OnsenClosed from Aug 27th to Sept 30th
Komachi OnsenClosed from Sept 20th to Sept 30thCloses at 8pm
Restaurant open from:
11am-2pm, 5pm-8pm
Ukawa Onsen Yoshino no SatoClosed from Aug 27th to Sept 26th
Minato Yuu Yuu OnsenClosed
Kumihama OnsenReduced HoursCloses at 8pm
Restaurant open from:
11:30am-3pm, 5pm-8pm

Museums and Cultural Locations

Tango Ancient Village MuseumClosed from Aug 27th to Sept 30th                 
Kyotango City History CenterClosed from Aug 27th to Sept 30th
Kotohikihama Singing Sand Cultural BuildingClosed from Aug 27th to Sept 18th   
Inaba Family Merchant HouseClosed from Aug 27th to Sept 22nd
Wakuden no MoriBusiness as Usual
Komachi Koen ParkClosed from Aug 27th to Sept 17th
Yuhigaura Beach Swing & HillClosed from Aug 23rd

Campsites and Beaches

Tennyo no Sato VillageClosed from Aug 30th to Sept 18th
Swiss VillageClosed from Aug 30th to Sept 22nd
Kotohikihama Kakezu Camp SiteClosed from Aug 20th    Beach: Closed from Aug 23nd
BBQ: Closed from Aug 20th
Tenki Tenki Tango Car CampingClosed from Aug 30th to Sept 30th
Mt. Kabutoyama Park Camp SiteClosed from Aug 30th to Sept 30th
Hatchohama Seaside ParkClosed from Aug 27th to Sept 30thBeach: Closed from Aug 23nd
Kobama Car ParkClosed from Aug 23ndBeach: Closed from Aug 23nd
Yuhigaura Car ParkClosed from Aug 23ndBeach: Closed from Aug 23rd
Car Parks: Closed form Aug 23rd
Kotohikihama Asobi Car ParkClosed
Nakahama Car Park and Car CampingClosed from Aug 20thCar Park is also closed
Takashima Car CampingClosed from Aug 15th
Hei Camp SiteClosed
Sunagata Camp SiteClosed from Aug 16th
Nochigamahama ParkClosed from Aug 23ndBeach: Closed from Aug 23nd
Shotenkyo & Kazuranohama Beach Car ParkClosed from Aug 31stBeach: Closed from Aug 23nd
Camp & BBQ: Closed from Sep 1st
Hakoishihama Beach Car ParkClosed from Aug 20th
Kyogamisaki Lighthouse & ParkClosed from Aug 20thThe road to the lighthouse will be closed

Gift Shops

Amity TangoClosed from Aug 30th to Sept 30th
KanihanReduced HoursWeekdays: 9am-4pm Restaurant closed
Weekend: 8am-5pm
Japanese Confectionary AnnReduced HoursWeekdays: 9am-4pm
Weekend: 9am-5pm
Yukemuri MarketReduced HoursOpen 8am-11am

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

Tourism Association (in Amity Tango)Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 30th
Kumihama Branch (in Kumihama Station)Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 30thBicycle Rental is Suspended
Morning Market is canceled until Sept 26th
Amino Branch (in Amino Station)Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 30thBicycle Rental is Suspended
Tango BranchClosed from Aug 27th to Sept 12th
Hagoromo Station (Minyama)Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 30th

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

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.

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

From the start of the January 14th State of Emergency anyone entering Japan will be subject to enhanced testing and quarantining. This will be ongoing until further notice. Please see the above MOFA link for full details.

Foreign nationals who have been in one of 152 restricted countries/regions within 14 days of traveling to Japan are being denied access. If you are not from a blocked country but had a layover in one for refueling or transferring you will not be stopped from entering Japan so long as you did not enter the country (ie. passed through immigration there).

For a full list of countries being denied entry please use the JNTO or MOFA links above. The following countries are included on the list: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

Additionally foreign nationals travelling on a Chinese passport issued in Hubei, or Zhejiang provinces in China will be denied entry.

For further details on travel restrictions to Japan, including suspension of re-entry visas, please use the above links.

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.

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.