Now that the state of emergency has been lifted and that the Tokyo Disney Resort has finally reopened after having closed its doors for months, you may be wondering what the current situations with some of Japan’s most famous theme parks and museums is like:
The Tokyo Disney Resort has reopened on July 1st! The tickets which were available for the entirety of July sold out immediately after the announcement. The second chance to purchase the ticket is scheduled at 16:00 on July 1st for the ones available for the August 1st to 7th period on their official website. It might seem hard to get tickets, so if you want to go to the Happiest Place on Earth do not give up!
The Ghibli Museum has been a popular destination for both Japanese and forein guests, and it has always been difficult to book a ticket. The museum is currently closed, and there have been no announcements regarding its reopening. But for Ghibli fans, the museum has randomly shared clips of the museum that serve as a virtual tour. Normally, taking pictures inside the museum is prohibited. If you have never been there, it’s going to be a good opportunity to look into the museum and enjoy the virtual tour. If you have been there, it will serve as a melancholic trip back to this wonderful place.
The entrance of the museum:
Studio Ghibli has announced that its first theme park will be open in Aichi. The construction was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s scheduled to open some time between 2022 and 2023. The park will house Satsuki and Mei’s home, a real-life Howl’s Castle, Mononoke’s village, and the Ghibli’s large warehouse. Look forward to visiting there after the pandemic! Though the park’s designs have caused some to worry about the final result
USJ reopened on June 19, 2020. Currently they are only accepting guests who have an annual passport or who live in the Kansai area (Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Shiga, Nara and Wakayama). Guests need to wear a mask and have their temperature taken at the entrance.
Sanrio Puroland is still closed, but they have shared a virtual tour. We can check the interior of the museum and meet the famous Sanrio characters as well. We can even watch one of Sanrio’s big shows as if we were actually there! The greatest news is that the park will reopen on July 20! The tickets will be sold by lottery. The first slot will start at 10:00 on July 3, 2020 on their official website
FujiQ reopened and accepted any guests in Japan on June 19, 2020 regardless of the region in which they lived. We can buy tickets at the entrance, but it is recommended to book them beforehand on their official website to maintain social distance protocols. We can ride on roller coasters like FUJIYAMA, but note that some attractions like the famous haunted house are still closed.
You might have doubts about how to ride on a roller coaster while wearing a mask. Can we shout? Luckily, the CEOs of FujiQ shared a hilarious video showing exactly how the experience would be:
Every amusement park has been putting a lot of effort into reopening and staying connected with their guests during the closures, ensuring they could bring happiness to all kinds of fans. Hopefully the pandemic will end and these places will be some of your destinations when you visit Japan again.