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26 February 2020
Tokyo Novel Coronavirus Response Headquarters

Closure of the observatories

The observatories at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building will be temporarily closed in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), as detailed below.

1 Reason for closure

As part of measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is as a general rule postponing or cancelling large-scale indoor events that it has organized until Sunday 15 March 2020.
The TMG observatories, which receive large numbers of visitors, including tourists, will be temporarily closed in consideration of the health and safety of citizens and visitors, which are the highest priority.

2 Closed facilities

North and South observatories, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Main Building No. 1, 45F

3 Period of closure

From Thursday 27 February to Sunday 15 March (tentative)
(set in accordance with a crucial three week period for preventing the spread of the disease.)

* The period of closure may be extended dependent on future circumstances. Information regarding the reopening date and time will be released via channels such as the TMG official website and twitter (@tocho_tenbou).


Observatories Hotline
Public Building Construction and Maintenance Division
Bureau of Finance
 Phone: 03-5320-7890 (weekdays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm) (Japanese only)