Please pay attention to the spread of Coronavirus

Apr 12 2020

In December 2019, there was an outbreak of a novel coronavirus (hence referred to here as COVID-19) in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The virus has since spread globally and there is a rapidly growing number of COVID-19 cases, even in Japan.

In accordance with the Japanese Government’s declaration of a state of emergency, Kanagawa Prefecture is asking people to please refrain from unnecessary outings.

For the moment, please refrain from visiting Kanagawa for sightseeing. Please read through an urgent message announced by Governor Kuroiwa of Kanagawa Prefecture on April 22, 2020.

For more information on how Kanagawa Prefecture is handling the COVID-19 situation, please check our official website.

For the latest information regarding novel coronavirus and Japan, please follow the Japan Safe Travel (JST) Twitter page

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) operates a visitor hotline 24-hours a day, 365-days a year. If you require emergency support or advice (including novel coronavirus), please contact one of the following numbers.

- If you are calling from Japan please call: 050-3816-2787
- If you are calling from overseas please call: +81-50-3816-2787

* Disaster Prevention & Emergencies Page (Website of Kanagawa Prefecture)

* Medical institution list and access information