Everyone must be worried. In the end, you must make the decision, but we will tell you about parents and children living in Kyoto.
Life is going on as normal for local families. Weekends are spent going out and playing at the park. Because of limits put on people traveling here from China, the streets of Kyoto are not as crowded as usual. We still see many tourists, but there has been an obvious drop in the number of travelers.
It may be a coincidence, but most years it’s not uncommon to hear of classes at schools or entire grades being closed for a few days because of an outbreak of the flu, and this year that hasn’t seemed to be happening as much. It could be because of the smaller crowds around Kyoto.
Morning and evening rush hours are crowded, but other times are not. The roads are also running smoothly so taxis and buses are easy to use. If you are worried about germs and viruses, using taxis may be best.
Precautions Taken by Individuals
Everyone is using hand sanitizer and cleaners with alcohol diligently. You can find hand sanitizer dispensers at the entrance of many buildings. Events which are known to be crowded have been postponed or cancelled to prevent the spread of the virus.
There have been 2 cases of Corona Virus in Kyoto as of February 25, 2020.
Kids and parents in Kyoto are going about their days as usual, perhaps even a little more comfortably than usual because of fewer crowds.
Whether you visit Kyoto now or not is a decision everyone must make on their own.