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Information about Noto Peninsula Earthquake


Public Transportation Operation Status in the Hokuriku Region and Surrounding Areas

Disclaimer: The information presented on the part of this page pertains to major transportation routes, airports, etc., and is based on data compiled by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism as of February 22nd, 2024, at 10:00. We cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information. For the latest operating conditions, please verify information from respective transportation operators and other sources.

 

Trains (as of 10:00AM, February 22nd)

[Shinkansen]

Hokuriku Shinkansen: Operating as usual

Train Status Information 

 

[Local trains]

  • JR West (West Japan Railway Company)
    - Nanao Line: Between Nanao Station (Nanao City, Ishikawa Pref.) and Wakura Onsen Station (Nanao City, Ishikawa Pref.)
    * The operations have been partially resumed since February 15th except for some trains.

    - Limited Express Thunderbird: Between Nanao Station (Nanao City, Ishikawa Pref.) and Wakura Onsen Station (Nanao City, Ishikawa Pref.)
    * The operations have been resumed since February 15th.


Hokuriku Area : Train Status Information 
Limited Express Trains: https://global.trafficinfo.westjr.co.jp/en/express/ 
 

  • Noto Railway

- Between Nanao station (Nanao City, Ishikawa Pref.) - Wakura Onsen Station (Nanao City, Ishikawa Pref.) - Noto Nakajima Station (Nanao City, Ishikawa Pref.)
* The operations have been resumed since February 15th.
 

- Between Noto Nakajima station (Nanao City, Ishikawa Pref.) - Anamizu station (Anamizu Town, Ishikawa Pref.)
* The service is currently suspended.
* Substitute bus services are available.
* It is currently working towards resuming the operations in early April.
 

  1. Noto Railway: Information  (Japanese only)
  2. Noto Railway: Train Status Information  (Facebook page, Japanese only)

 

Flights (as of 10:00AM, February 22nd)

  • Noto Airport (Ishikawa Pref.): Operation resumed on January 27th with a reduced number of flights.

     Noto Airport: “Notice from the airport”  (Japanese only)

 

  • Komatsu Airport (Ishikawa Pref.): Operating as usual

     Komatsu Airport: Flight Info | Komatsu Airport 

 

  • Niigata Airport (Niigata Pref.): Operating as usual

     Niigata Airport: Niigata Airport Building (n-airport.co.jp) 

 

  • Toyama Airport (Toyama Pref.): Operating as usual

     Toyama Airport: Today’s flight information 

 

Vessels (as of 10:00AM, February 22nd)

Niigata Port (Niigata City, Niigata Pref.) - Ryotsu Port (Sado City, Niigata Pref.): Operating as usual

Sadokisen: Service Status 

 

Intercity buses (as of 10:00AM, February 22nd)

- Kanazawa-Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka route and Toyama-Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka route: Operations are partially suspended.

 

- Operations bound for the Noto area (Kanazawa-Wajima, Kanazawa-Suzu) are planned to resume its normal operations partially from March 16th.

 

Train and bus information  (Japanese only)

 

 

Emergency Disaster Support: FREE over-the-phone interpreting service

(BRIDGE MULTILINGUAL SOLUTINS, inc.)

  • Free interpreting service for non-Japanese speakers who were affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Noto region
  • This service is available 24/7 in any language mainly in English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.

03-5366-6076 (From Japan only)

 

 

Opening Status of Tourist Facilities

Ishikawa Prefecture
Accommodations, sightseeing spots, and tourist facilities in the areas south of Kanazawa City (including Kanazawa City, Hakusan City, Komatsu City, Kaga City, etc.) are generally operating and open for business as usual.
Please check the following websites before visiting just in case.

Visit Ishikawa
https://www.ishikawatravel.jp/en/news/regarding-the-2024-noto-peninsula-earthquake/ 


Visit Kanazawa

Traffic information https://visitkanazawa.jp/en/topics/detail_321.html 

Tourist facilities information  https://visitkanazawa.jp/en/topics/detail_329.html 


Niigata Prefecture
Accommodations, sightseeing spots, tourist facilities, etc. in Niigata prefecture are operating and open for business as usual.
Please check the following websites before visiting just in case.

Enjoy Niigata
https://enjoyniigata.com/en/ 

Toyama Prefecture
Accommodations, sightseeing spots, tourist facilities, etc. in Toyama prefecture are generally operating and open for business as usual.
Please check the following websites before visiting just in case.

 

Visit Toyama
https://visit-toyama-japan.com/en 

 

Fukui Prefecture

Accommodations, sightseeing spots, tourist facilities, etc. in Fukui prefecture are operating and open for business as usual.

Please check the following websites before visiting just in case.

 

Enjoy Fukui

https://enjoy.pref.fukui.lg.jp/en/ 

 

Tsuruga Guide

https://tsuruga-kanko.jp/lang/?lg=en 

 

 

Guide for when you are feeling ill

 

Japan Tourism Agency's Guide for when you are feeling ill " provides medical institutions information, search function, and guideline. The website is available in English, Chinese, and Korean.

 

 

 

Japan Visitor Hotline

 

JNTO operates a visitor hotline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call for tourist information or assistance in the case of accidents and emergencies including COVID-19. Support is available in English, Chinese and Korean.

 

 

 

 

COVID-19: Practical Information

 

JNTO operates a dedicated website to provide useful information such as entry procedures, required documents, emergency tips, travel etiquette, FAQs, and so on.

 

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Languages: English / 한국어 / 简体中文 / 繁體中文(臺灣) / 繁體中文(香港) / Tiếng Việt / Bahasa Indonesia

 

 

 

Warnings and Advisories

 

Japan Meteorological Agency 
NHK World News 

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan's only public broadcaster. NHK WORLD-JAPAN is NHK's international service delivering the latest information about Japan through TV, radio and the Internet.

 

 

 

Safe Travel Portal site

 

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Disaster Prevention Portal Site 

 

Hokkaido Prefecture

Hokkaido Travel Safety Information 

 

 

 

Safety Tips for Travelers

 

Japan Tourism Agency's "Safety tips for travelers" contains links to other sites controlled by third-party information providers on weather information, weather warning & advisories, news, medical information, and list of embassies and consulates-generals in Japan
https://www.jnto.go.jp/safety-tips/eng/

 

 

 

Tourist Information Center

 

Tourist Information Centers throughout Japan certified by JNTO can offer basic travel tips and up-to-date information on popular tourist attractions to comprehensive advice tailored to your specific needs.  

Please check the website below to find the information centers nearby.

https://tic.jnto.go.jp/ 

 

 

 

JR Trains

 

JR Hokkaido 
JR East 
JR Central 
JR West 
JR Shikoku 
JR Kyushu 

 

 

 

Major Urban Railways

 

Tobu Railway 
Seibu Railway 
Keisei Electric Railway 
Keio Railway 
Odakyu Electric Railway 
Tokyu Corporation 
Keikyu Corporation 
Tokyo Metro 
Sotetsu Group (Sagami Railway) 
Nagoya Railroad 
Kintetsu Railway 
Nankai Electric Railway 
Keihan Railway 
Hankyu Railway 
Hanshin Electric Railway 
Nishitetsu Train 

 

 

 

Other Railways

 

Subway information is available here 
Other local raiway information is available here 

 

For Airport access railways, please check Tokyo Monorail Osaka Monorail  and other airport access information is available here .

 

 

 

Airports

 

New Chitose Airport 
Sendai International Airport 
Narita International Airport 
Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) 
Kansai International Airport 
Chubu Centrair International Airport 
Fukuoka Airport 
Other Airports information is available here 

 

 

 

National Airlines and LCCs

 

Japan Airlines (JAL) 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) 
AIR DO 
Jetstar Japan 
Skymark 
Peach 

 

 

 

Mandatory Registration for Unmanned Aircraft

 

From June 2022, unregistered unmanned aircraft flights are prohibited due to the amendment of the Civil Aeronautics Act.
For more information, please refer to "Unmanned Aircraft Registration Web Portal" operated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism(MLIT).
Unmanned Aircraft Registration Web Portal 

 

 

Post 2011.3.11 General Information

 

https://www.japan.travel/en/news/post-2011-3-11-general-information/ 

 

 

A message from KONO Taro, Minister for Consumer Affairs and Food Safety

 

The discharge of ALPS treated water from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station of TEPCO and the safety of Japanese foods

https://www.food-safety.caa.go.jp/alps2023 

 

 

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