Ghibli Museum in Tokyo Temporarily Closed Due to Coronavirus Concerns


The Ghibli Museum in Tokyo will be temporarily closed from February 25 – March 17, 2020, in an effort to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.

The news was announced on the Ghibli Museum’s Japanese website in response to measures introduced by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The statement highlights that the next three weeks are a crucial period for limiting the spread of the disease.

Refunds are available for ticket holders who planned to visit in February or March 2020. This includes Guests with February or March tickets for days outside of the closure period. For more information head to the Ghibli Museum website (English site).

This latest closure news follows the announcement that Sanrio Puroland, Tokyo’s Hello Kitty theme park, will be closed from February 22 through to March 13, 2020.

There is no fresh information on whether Tokyo Disney Resort or Universal Studios Japan will be closing.

Read our post on the coronavirus and travel to Japan for the latest information from trusted sources and government agencies.

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