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

Ginza Sony Park

Ginza Sony Park

The park is under reconstruction and aiming for completion in 2024. Read more

東京
二条城

二条城

5 (口コミ1件)

Structural reinforcement and restoration will be carried out on all historic structures within Nijo-jo Castle. The various renovations are planned as..

京都
名古屋城

名古屋城

4 (口コミ3件)

Nagoya Castle’s main concrete keep is expected to be demolished in 2024 and reconstructed until late 2028. Visitors cannot enter the structure anymore..

愛知
大宰府天満宮

大宰府天満宮

The shrine's honden (main hall) will undergo major renovation from May 2023 to 2026. During this period, the shrine will set up a unique temporary..

福岡
延暦寺

延暦寺

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..

滋賀
日光東照宮

日光東照宮

4.7 (口コミ7件)

Toshogu Shrine has been undergoing a wide-ranging renovation program since 2007 and is expected to last until March 2024. Works are gradual and isolated..

栃木 ¥1,300
江戸東京博物館

江戸東京博物館

5 (口コミ2件)

From April 2022 until 2025 (estimated), the Edo-Tokyo Museum will be closed for major renovations. Read more

東京 ¥600
熊本城

熊本城

5 (口コミ3件)

Kumamoto Castle sustained heavy damage during the 2016 earthquake. During the summer of 2021, the inner keep reopened after a 5-year reconstruction period...

熊本
道後温泉本館

道後温泉本館

4 (口コミ2件)

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..

愛媛
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