Empty Takeshita Street in Harajuku
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Some of Tokyo's busiest places are now completely empty

You've never seen Harajuku, Ueno, Akihabara, Shibuya and Haneda Airport this deserted

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[Update, April 7] This article was updated to reflect the latest development with regard to the coronavirus situation in Tokyo.

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Since Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike urged us all to refrain from unnecessary outings, Tokyo has become a ghost town – right in the middle of sakura season. With the temporary closure of venues and the cancellation of events due to the Covid-19 coronavirus, people have taken precautions and stayed inside. As the city prepares for PM Abe to declare a state of emergency, streets, buses and subway trains are just about empty. Here are a few photos of the most popular Tokyo destinations that now look deserted.

Akihabara

 

Ikebukuro

 

Haneda Airport

 

Harajuku

 

Nihonbashi

 

Shinjuku

 

Ueno

 

Shibuya

 

Asakusa

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Tokyo Station

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Ginza

 
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