The Current State of Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19, and Some Requests

The Current State of Measures Locally

In the southern region of Chubu Sangaku National Park, we are taking the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 so that we can welcome all visitors to the national park.

  • The health of staff at visitor centers and lodgings is being strictly monitored.
  • Clinical thermometers and alcohol disinfectant are set at the entrance to indoor facilities. These facilities are also regularly disinfected and ventilated.
  • Some of the lodging, dining, and bathing facilities have restrictions on the number of guests to prevent congestion, seating has been reduced to maintain social distancing, and acrylic panels have been put in place to prevent respiratory droplets.
  • The staff of buses and trains running in the area have their temperature taken regularly, the vehicles use ventilation systems and are equipped with disinfectant, and they are cleaned and disinfected after returning to the garage.

Some Requests When You Visit

While the environment where you enjoy nature in the national park and the surrounding area doesn’t have many closed spaces, crowded places, and the close contact that are said to make it easier to spread infectious disease, as long as there is traffic, you can’t be completely safe and secure. To maintain an environment many people will feel secure enjoying on their visit, we ask that you please cooperate with these measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

  • We ask that those who don’t feel well, have a fever, or suspect they might be infected kindly refrain from visiting.
  • Wearing a mask and hand washing in daily life have proven effective in preventing the spread of infection. We ask you to please continue these measures during your visit.
  • Though the risk of infection is relatively low outside in the natural environment, we ask that you remain mindful to keep your distance from other people as much as possible and avoid speaking in a loud voice, both measures to prevent the spread of infection.

To Local Visitors

The southern region of Chubu Sangaku National Park straddles the Nagano Prefecture/Gifu Prefecture area. In order to bolster the tourist trade hard hit by the effects of COVID-19, Nagano Prefecture and Gifu Prefecture have implemented or intend to implement travel voucher programs for visitors.

Nagano Prefecture

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