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Starbucks in Greater Tokyo will temporarily close this weekend: March 28-29

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Due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, plenty of attractions have closed their doors temporarily in an attempt to contain the virus. This weekend is a call to action, with Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike’s announcement to stay indoors and avoid going outside for non-essential reasons.

Heading out for a cup of joe is definitely a non-essential reason. All Starbucks outlets in Tokyo, Saitama and Kanagawa (including Yokohama and Kawasaki) will be closed this weekend on March 28 and 29. The cafés will reopen on Monday March 30, but with shorter hours (closing at 7pm) and reduced seating to encourage social distancing. 

Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Nakameguro is currently closed until March 29. But don't worry: here's a guide on how to re-create your favourite café drinks at home, including Japanese iced coffee, dalgona coffee and even vegan hot chocolate.

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