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【Notice】Updated Response to COVID-19: City’s Events and Reopening of Public Facilities with the Lift of the State of Emergency (May 15, 2020)

Under the state of emergency, Fukuoka City has been placing restrictions including cancellation of events organized by the city and temporary closure of public facilities. The state of emergency was lifted and then we have updated our response on May 15 as follows.

●Events Organized by Fukuoka City

With complete precautionary measures against COVID-19, events will be resumed in order.

-Major precautionary measures:
Wearing masks, disinfection at the entrance, plastic sheets at the reception, securing person-to-person safe distance of 2m (placing marks in a queue, limiting the number of entries when necessary, etc.), and restrictions at lockers, showers, rest areas, etc. in place

Note:
-For cancelled events, please see the Fukuoka City’s website page.
-It is subject to change according to guideline and request from the national government.

●Fukuoka City Tourist Information Centers 

Fukuoka City Tourist Information Centers, both Tenjin and Hakata, will start their operations from Tue, May 19th, 2020. 

– Fukuoka City Tourist Information (Sightseeing Plaza Tenjin)

Temporarily closed until further notice from April 8, 2020.
Telephone inquiries are available in 9:30AM – 7PM.
phone:092-751-6904

– Fukuoka City Tourist Information (Hakata Station General Information Center)

Temporarily closed until further notice from April 9, 2020.
Telephone inquiries are available in 8AM – 7PM.
phone:092-431-3003

●Public Facilities

Temporarily closed facilities will be reopened in order from 18 May, 2020 (Mon).

There will be restrictions in place for some facilities and parts of the areas to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is expected that facilities will be temporary closed again in response to the infectious status. When using the facilities, checking with individual destination is recommended.

-Major precautionary measures:
Wearing masks, disinfection at the entrance, plastic sheets at the reception, securing person-to-person safe distance of 2m (placing marks in a queue, limiting the number of entries when necessary, etc.), and restrictions at lockers, showers, rest areas, etc. in place

– Facilities to be reopened on May 18 (Mon)
Fukuoka City Science Museum
MO-MO-LAND Aburayama Ranch
Rakusuien Garden
Shofuen Garden, and Marina
Marine Messe Fukuoka
Fukuoka International Congress Center
Fukuoka Kokusai Center
Civic Centers
Public Halls
Civic Hall
outdoor paid parks and facilities (athletic facilities such as baseball grounds)

– Facilities to be reopened on May 19 (Tue)
Fukuoka City Zoological and Botanical Gardens
Fukuoka Art Museum
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Fukuoka City Museum
Yusentei Garden
Senior Citizens Welfare Centers

– Facilities to be reopened on 21 May (Thu)
Fukuoka City Umizuri Park (Reservation required for a limited number of entries)

– Facilities to be reopened on 26 May (Tue)
Fukuoka City Public Library and Library Branches (Reserved books’ check-out available from May 19)

– Facilities remaining closed or under consideration to be reopened

Cultural/Historical Facilities
Hakataza Theater
Hakata Machiya Folk Museum
Hakata Traditional Craft and Design Museum
Fukuoka Castle Ruins/Korokan Ruins Information Center Sannomaru Square
Fukuoka Castle Ruins Visitor Center,
Itazuke Settlement Yayoi-kan Museum
Kanenokuma Burial Urn Museum
Nokata Settlement Museum
Hakata Elementary School Stone Fortification Museum
Fukuoka Castle Moat Ruins Preservation Facility
Hirao Villa
Korokan Ruins Museum
Genyo Cultural Properties Exhibition Room
Fukuoka City Archaeological Center
Chiyo Performing Arts Studio
Gion Performing Arts Studio
Ohashi Performing Arts Studio
Chihaya Performing Arts Studio
Akarenga Cultural Center
KANATAKE no SATO PARK Assembly Facility
Braille Library

Experience/Learning Oriented Facilities
Fukuoka City Wastewater Hands-on Exhibit (Pon Plaza 2nd floor)
Fukuoka City Disaster Prevention Center
MAMOROOM FUKUOKA Hygiene and Environment Hands-on Exhibit
Rinkai 3R Station
Seibu 3R Station
Smart House Exhibition
Sefuri Youth House
Uminonakamichi House of the Sea
Island City Central Park Experiential Learning Facility GRIN-GRIN
Imajuku Outdoor Activities Center
Aburayama Citizens’ Forest Nature Observation Center, Shops, Play Equipment, & Camping Site
Hanahata Horticultural Park Lookout Deck and Horticultural Center
Engineer Cafe (excluding online support for consultation and workshops)
Imazu and Ryugeji Refresh Farms Study Rooms
Kaizuka Park Go-Cart

Athletic Facilities
Fukuoka City Sports Arena
Wards’ Gymnasiums
Wards’ Civil Pools, etc.

●Resumption of operation of Public Facilities in Itoshima City

The public facilities in Itoshima City which are  introduced on this Yokanavi website will be opened from Sat, May 23rd, 2020.
For more details, please visit Itoshima City’s website page.

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