Temporary Closure of Japan House London

In compliance with the UK Government’s measures to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Japan House London remains temporarily closed.

Reopening Plans

Japan House London (JHL) has conducted a full COVID-19 Risk Assessment and, in preparation for reopening, the Team is currently putting in place a comprehensive package of measures designed to protect staff and visitors. These include arrangements for maintaining social distancing, an intensive cleaning programme, designated routes through the building, protective screens, advisory signage, hand sanitizing stations, pre-booked visits and a limit on visitor numbers.

In alignment with the UK Government’s “road map” for the easing of the lockdown, the different spaces within Japan House London will reopen in phases. This will begin with the reopening of the Ground Floor, including The Shop, The Stand and our cultural installations on 4 July. For the first five days of opening, access will be given exclusively to Corporate Members and eNewsletter subscribers. From Thursday 9 July, the Ground Floor will be open to all guests.

All guests wishing to visit Japan House London are now asked to pre-book their free visit through our online booking system. Find out more and book your free visit here.

Reopening of the rest of Japan House remains dependant on UK Government advice. Guests wishing to visit will be asked to book a time slot online. Further details on opening dates and times, booking procedures and safety measures will be published on our website in due course. Information about the reopening of AKIRA restaurant and the exhibition space will follow.

Keep up to date with our plans for reopening on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To be amongst the first to return when we reopen our doors, sign up to our eNewsletter.

If you have any questions, please email info@japanhouselondon.uk

Join us online

While we are unable to run events at our venue, we are offering a range of online activities. Visit our What's On page to discover a number of interactive online events taking place over the next few weeks or see our Videos and Stories pages to understand more about Japanese crafts, cultures, arts and technologies at your leisure.  Our first 3D virtual exhibition tour, Anno's Journey, is available here.

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Japanese Government Response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

To find out more about the Japanese Government's response to coronavirus (COVID-19) please see http://japan.kantei.go.jp/index.html or follow the Prime Minister's office on Twitter.  You can also find out more by following the Embassy of Japan in the UK.