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Keeping your social distance in Kyoto

Keeping your social distance in Kyoto

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The 'My second hometown' project, through the free magazine Enjoy Kyoto and its affiliated website, is aimed at showing foreign visitors the deeper charms of this amazing city.

Content Partner

The 'My second hometown' project, through the free magazine Enjoy Kyoto and its affiliated website, is aimed at showing foreign visitors the deeper charms of this amazing city.

You’re welcome—at a distance. Explore Kyoto safely and enjoyably.

This year many of us stayed at home through the spring and missed the beautiful sight of Kyoto awash in the pink of cherry blossoms. But tourists are gradually returning to the city since the State of Emergency was lifted in June.

If you’re visiting Kyoto, it’s essential to sightsee safely by avoiding the “3C’s”*. To help contain the spread of infection, temples, shrines, shops, restaurants, public facilities and the local government are working together to implement precautionary measures against the “3C’s”. We ask for your cooperation as we endeavour to make sightseeing safe and enjoyable for all.

Staying at home has reiterated the value of experiences that can’t be had through a screen. This is especially true for travel. Let’s make the joy of exploring a city on our own two feet part of our lives once again.
 
The 3C’s:Closed spaces with poor ventilation/ Crowded places with many people nearby/ Close-contact settings such as close-range conversations
 

①Social distancing

Always maintain a distance of at least two meters from others when queuing for a bus or train, or when in line at a restaurant or store checkout.

② Masks

Wear a mask in stores, museums and other closed or crowded public spaces, and when in closed spaces with poor ventilation. Dispose of used masks thoughtfully. Littering is prohibited.
 

③ Hand hygiene

Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer provided at the entrance of restaurants, public facilities and other locations.

④ Get the latest information on your phone

Kyoto City has developed an app called Anshin Tsuiseki Service that enables you to receive email notification if someone who has been at a shop, restaurant or facility you have been to tests positive for COVID-19. We ask that you cooperate in providing related information when requested. You can register by simply scanning a QR code with your phone at participating locations. 

⑤ Daily health management

Each time you return home or to your hotel room, wash your hands thoroughly with soap under running water for 15 seconds. Monitor your health and take your temperature daily. 

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The 'My second hometown' project, through the free magazine Enjoy Kyoto and its affiliated website, is aimed at showing foreign visitors the deeper charms of this amazing city.