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

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..

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Dogo Onsen Honkan

Dogo Onsen Honkan

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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..

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Shūgakuin Imperial Villa

Shūgakuin Imperial Villa

Due to roof maintenance of the Jugetsukan Pavilion, the Lower Villa cannot be seen until March 2021.

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National Museum of Western Art

National Museum of Western Art

The National Museum of Western Art is closed due to maintenance until approximately spring of 2022.

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Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine

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

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Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

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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..

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Kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto Castle

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As a result of the April 2016 earthquake, Kumamoto Castle sustained heavy damage. While the inner grounds remain closed for renovation, the fortress can..

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Shuri Castle

Shuri Castle

A significant number of the castle's main buildings were burnt down in the early hours of October 31st, 2019. The site is closed to the public for..

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