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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 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

All state of emergencies and quasi-emergency measures across Japan came to an end on September 30th.

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 TangoRe-opened 
Kumihama SANKAIKANRe-opened
Tango Kingdom “Shoku-no-Miyako”Re-opened

Onsen Hot Springs

Tango Onsen Hashiudo SoRe-opened
Sotoyu Hanayumi OnsenRe-opened
Shizuka no Sato OnsenRe-opened
Ashinigu OnsenRe-opened
Komachi OnsenRe-opened
Ukawa Onsen Yoshino no SatoRe-opened
Minato Yuu Yuu OnsenClosed
Kumihama OnsenRe-opened

Museums and Cultural Locations

Tango Ancient Village MuseumRe-opened              
Kyotango City History CenterRe-opened  
Kotohikihama Singing Sand Cultural BuildingRe-opened      
Inaba Family Merchant HouseRe-opened  
Wakuden no MoriRe-opened
Komachi Koen ParkRe-opened
Yuhigaura Beach Swing & HillCar Park has Re-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 TangoRe-opened
KanihanRe-opened
Japanese Confectionary AnnRe-opened
Yukemuri MarketReduced Hours Open 8am-11am

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

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.