Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19 Updates

Current Ninja Food Tours Status Update

Updated on March 27th 2020:

Currently, we at Ninja Food Tours are not running regular tours and experiences, and many of our platform providers are also closed to bookings and reservations. Most countries have placed travel restrictions or bans on coming to and from Japan, so most of our tours for the foreseeable future have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. 

The government is urging people in Tokyo to avoid going outside to avoid an exacerbation of cases of COVID-19 in the city. It is not yet under a state of lockdown, though that may change in the future.

Our customers’ health and safety are a top priority for us, so we will continue to provide updates as the situation develops in Japan. 

Reservation Changes & Cancellations

If you have a confirmed booking with us and need to postpone, reschedule, or cancel please contact us directly here. Due to extreme impact the virus has had on global travel, we are allowing certain exceptions to our cancellation policy. Please get in touch with us.

Travel Advice

While many countries around the world have put in place strict quarantine measures and lockdowns, Japan is still functioning normally for the most part. People are being encouraged to stay home when not working, wear masks on all public transportation, and perform proper hand-washing and hygiene regularly, but otherwise many people are still going outside and meeting friends as usual. Most people are avoiding large gatherings, but as we are in cherry blossom season in Tokyo, that may change depending on how the situation develops.

The Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization have kept the travel advisory for Japan at level 2, with no updates for the time being. This recommendation is for limited travel for elderly people or people with any kind of impaired immune illness. Please see below for more information on what that may mean for you personally.

  ADDITIONAL TRAVEL INFORMATION RESOURCES: 

 

Current Sightseeing and Attraction Closures

       TOKYO

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea: 29 February 2020 – Beginning of April
Ghibli Museum: 25 February 2020 – 28 April 2020
TeamLab Borderless: 29 February 2020 until further notice
TeamLab Planets: 29 February 2020 – 22 March 2020
Sanrio Purioland: 22 February 2020 – 20 March 2020
Observatories at Tokyo Metropolitan Building: 27 February 2020 – 31 March 2020
Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation: 28 February 2020 – 17 March 2020
National Museum of Nature and Science: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
National Theatre, Engei Hall, Noh Theatre, and Bunraku Theatre: 28 February 2020 – 15 March 2020
Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa: 29 February 2020 – 15 March 2020
Yomiuri Land: 29 February 2020 – 15 March 2020
Tokyo Skytree: 29 February 2020 until further notice
Ueno Zoological Gardens: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
Tokyo Sea Life Park: 29 February 2020 – 15 March 2020
Edo Tokyo Museum: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020

       OSAKA

Universal Studios Japan: 29 February 2020 – 22 March 2020
Osaka Castle: 29 February 2020 – 15 March 2020
National International Museum: 29 February 2020 – 15 March 2020
Osaka Science Museum: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
Osaka Natural Science Museum: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
Osaka Oriental Xeramic Museum: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
Illusion Museum: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
Osaka History Museum: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
Peace Osaka: 29 February 2020 – 21 March 2020
Osaka Museum of Art: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
Boat Race Suminoe: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
Tsutenkaku: 02 March 2020 – 13 March 2020
Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium: 02 March 2020 – 15 March 2020
Kid’s Plaza: 28 February 2020 – 19 March 2020
Tenpozan Market Place: 02 March 2020 – 15 March 2020 
Legoland Discovery Centre: 02 March 2020 – 15 March 2020   

       KYOTO

Nijo Castle (inside Ninomaru-goten Palace): 01 March 2020 – 15 March 2020 
Kyoto Modern Art Museum: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020  
Kyoto Domoto Insho Museum: 29 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
Saga Arashiyama Bunkakan: 28 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
Museum of Tea: 02 March 2020 – 17 March 2020
Museum of the Culture of Kyoto: 28 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
National Museum of Kyoto: 27 February 2020 – 16 March 2020
Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Art Museum: 22 February 2020 until further notice
Kyoto Railway Museum: 29 February 2020 – 15 March 2020 

Still not sure and have questions? See our FAQ or contact us!