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..

Shiga
Shūgakuin Imperial Villa

Shūgakuin Imperial Villa

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

Kyoto
Ginza Sony Park

Ginza Sony Park

The first phase of the Ginza Sony Park will open in September 2021 with the second phase debuting in 2025.

Tokyo
Satsuki and Mei's House

Satsuki and Mei's House

Redevelopment has been taking place since July 2020 to help prepare for ongoing construction of Studio Ghibli's planned theme park in Aichi prefecture...

Aichi
 Dogo Onsen Honkan

Dogo Onsen Honkan

4 (2 Avis)

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..

Ehime
Château de Kumamoto

Château de Kumamoto

5 (2 Avis)

À la suite du tremblement de terre d'avril 2016, le château de Kumamoto a subi de lourds dégâts. Le terrain intérieur reste fermé pour rénovation..

Kumamoto
Château de Shuri

Château de Shuri

5 (1 Avis)

Suite à l’incendie du 31 octobre 2019, le site est actuellement fermé au public , cependant le parc du château reste partiellement..

Okinawa
Sanctuaire Nikko Toshogu

Sanctuaire Nikko Toshogu

4.7 (7 Avis)

Depuis 2007, le sanctuaire de Toshogu fait l'objet d'un vaste programme de rénovation prévu jusqu'en 2024. Les travaux sont progressifs..

Tochigi
Sanctuaire d'Itsukushima

Sanctuaire d'Itsukushima

5 (7 Avis)

La porte torii d'Itsukushima est en rénovation et couverte jusqu'en 2022.

Hiroshima