Major Renovations around Japan

Japan's beauty and heritage is in no small part due to its dedication to preserving and maintaining traditional culture, including arts and historical structures. Be it the impact from earthquakes and typhoons or merely the natural passage of time, Japan goes to great lengths to protect its heritage and cultural assets.

For foreign tourists, this inevitably means some destinations in Japan will be undergoing restorative or renovation works at any given time. We do our best to maintain a list of the main restoration/renovation programs below that we feel may impact the visitor's experience to some degree — if you feel something is missing, feel free to let us know.

While every effort has been made to keep the information listed here complete and accurate, we advise to always check the official website for any place or event you intend to visit to get the most up-to-date-information

List of Places Undergoing Renovation Works in Japan

Aokigahara Forest

Aokigahara Forest

Aokigahara Forest has an unfortunate reputation as a destination for those struggling in their lives — if this describes you, please consider talking..

Yamanashi
Dogo Onsen Honkan

Dogo Onsen Honkan

4 (1Review)

Renovation works are being carried out until 2024. During the first phase, two baths on the first floor remain open to the public while the floors above..

Ehime
Enryaku-ji Temple

Enryaku-ji Temple

The main hall at Enryakuji is undergoing a ten-year program of renovations that began in 2016. The main hall itself can still be entered, though it is..

Shiga
GALA Yuzawa Ski Resort

GALA Yuzawa Ski Resort

Ski season is dependent on each year's snowfall rate, its best to check in advance on the resort's opening hours. 

Niigata
Harmonyland

Harmonyland

Closed some weekdays--please check the official site's calendar. 

Oita
Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine

5 (6Reviews)

Beginning in June 2019, the large torii gate of Itsukushima will be covered for renovations until sometime in 2020.

Hiroshima
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

4.6 (8Reviews)

During the summer of 2020, the Main Hall's stage floorboards will be undergoing replacement works. However, visitors can still enter the Main Hall..

Kyoto
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