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.
State of Emergency
The number of Covid-19 infections in Japan is currently declining, leading to the judgement that the quasi-state of emergency will not be extended beyond March 21st. People are still encouraged to take reasonable precautions including mask wearing, and regular hand cleaning.
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|
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
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.
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
Due to the emergence of the Omicron variant entry to Japan has been further restricted. Please see the above links 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.
For further details on travel restrictions to Japan, including suspension of re-entry visas, please use the above links.
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.