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.
|Tenki Tenki Tango||Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 17th|
|Kumihama SANKAIKAN||Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 30th|
|Tango Kingdom “Shoku-no-Miyako”||Closed from Aug 23rd to Sept 30th||Fruit Garden activities are still available|
Onsen Hot Springs
|Tango Onsen Hashiudo So||Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 25th|
|Sotoyu Hanayumi Onsen||Closed from Aug 23rd to Sept 30th|
|Shizuka no Sato Onsen||Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 22nd|
|Ashinigu Onsen||Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 30th|
|Komachi Onsen||Closed from Sept 20th to Sept 30th||Closes at 8pm|
Restaurant open from:
|Ukawa Onsen Yoshino no Sato||Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 26th|
|Minato Yuu Yuu Onsen||Closed|
|Kumihama Onsen||Reduced Hours||Closes at 8pm|
Restaurant open from:
Museums and Cultural Locations
|Tango Ancient Village Museum||Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 30th|
|Kyotango City History Center||Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 30th|
|Kotohikihama Singing Sand Cultural Building||Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 18th|
|Inaba Family Merchant House||Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 22nd|
|Wakuden no Mori||Business as Usual|
|Komachi Koen Park||Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 17th|
|Yuhigaura Beach Swing & Hill||Closed from Aug 23rd|
Campsites and Beaches
|Tennyo no Sato Village||Closed from Aug 30th to Sept 18th|
|Swiss Village||Closed from Aug 30th to Sept 22nd|
|Kotohikihama Kakezu Camp Site||Closed from Aug 20th||Beach: Closed from Aug 23nd|
BBQ: Closed from Aug 20th
|Tenki Tenki Tango Car Camping||Closed from Aug 30th to Sept 30th|
|Mt. Kabutoyama Park Camp Site||Closed from Aug 30th to Sept 30th|
|Hatchohama Seaside Park||Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 30th||Beach: Closed from Aug 23nd|
|Kobama Car Park||Closed from Aug 23nd||Beach: Closed from Aug 23nd|
|Yuhigaura Car Park||Closed from Aug 23nd||Beach: Closed from Aug 23rd|
Car Parks: Closed form Aug 23rd
|Kotohikihama Asobi Car Park||Closed|
|Nakahama Car Park and Car Camping||Closed from Aug 20th||Car Park is also closed|
|Takashima Car Camping||Closed from Aug 15th|
|Hei Camp Site||Closed|
|Sunagata Camp Site||Closed from Aug 16th|
|Nochigamahama Park||Closed from Aug 23nd||Beach: Closed from Aug 23nd|
|Shotenkyo & Kazuranohama Beach Car Park||Closed from Aug 31st||Beach: Closed from Aug 23nd|
Camp & BBQ: Closed from Sep 1st
|Hakoishihama Beach Car Park||Closed from Aug 20th|
|Kyogamisaki Lighthouse & Park||Closed from Aug 20th||The road to the lighthouse will be closed|
|Amity Tango||Closed from Aug 30th to Sept 30th|
|Kanihan||Reduced Hours||Weekdays: 9am-4pm Restaurant closed|
|Japanese Confectionary Ann||Reduced Hours||Weekdays: 9am-4pm|
|Yukemuri Market||Reduced Hours||Open 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 30th||Bicycle Rental is Suspended|
Morning Market is canceled until Sept 26th
|Amino Branch (in Amino Station)||Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 30th||Bicycle Rental is Suspended|
|Tango Branch||Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 12th|
|Hagoromo Station (Minyama)||Closed from Aug 27th to Sept 30th|
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
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.
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.