As of April 25, Tokyo has entered its third state of emergency with a fresh set of restrictions set to be in place until May 11. Most of the city’s major venues and attractions have been asked to close during this period, but department stores and shops are still open, albeit with reduced hours. Restaurants are also open, on the condition that they close by 8pm and refrain from serving alcohol at all.
Though many of us are hunkering down in Tokyo until coronavirus vaccines become available to the general public, there are some measures you can take to stay safe when going out for a jog or picking up a takeaway. Here’s how to protect yourself and others when going out in Tokyo.
Please note, Tokyo is going through a transitional period where circumstances are shifting frequently. A lot of things are subject to change, but we aim to keep you updated with the coronavirus situation here in Tokyo through these live updates.