COVID-19 is no laughing matter, but sometimes the jokes write themselves. Toyota has closed several of its facilities in Japan, including the Toyota Automobile Museum and Megaweb showroom, due to the coronavirus.
The Toyota Automobile Museum in Nagakute City, Aichi Prefecture closed on February 29 and will remain closed until March 16. The Megaweb showroom in Odaiba, Tokyo, will be closed March 2-15. However, at any time they can decide to extend the closings, so please check the official websites if you’re planning a visit. If they were open, though, they would be the places you’re most likely to see a Toyota Corona.
In addition, almost all Toyota facilities in Japan are either closing or operation on restricted hours — Toyota and Lexus customer service centers, factory tours, Kiichiro Toyoda’s former residence at the Toyota Kuragaike Memorial Museum, and even Toyota Rent-A-Car stores. If you were planning to visit any of these places, we feel for you. Maybe you can beg them to open the doors by letting them know you’ve got Corona fever and the only prescription is seeing more Coronas. On second thought, don’t do that.