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Transportation and tourist information after Typhoon Jebi (Typhoon No. 21)

Updated: September 25, 2018

The Typhoon Jebi passed through Japan from September 4th to 5th.

At Kansai International Airport, normal operation has started from September 21st.

Please check your flight information on websites of each airline.
Kansai International Airport

On September 18th, the airport access railroad reopened, and JR West and Nankai Electric Railway have resumed their normal service to the airport from the first train. Please check the websites for train schedule.

Access Information

Kansai area (Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe etc.) is easily accessible from other gateways than Kansai International Airport;

Access to Kansai area
Flights:

From/To Approximate travel time
Tokyo(Haneda) → Osaka (Kansai) 1h 15m
Tokyo(Haneda) → Osaka (Itami) 1h 5m
Tokyo(Haneda) → Kobe 1h 15m
Tokyo(Narita) → Osaka (Kansai) 1h 30m
Tokyo(Narita) → Osaka (Itami) 1h 20m
Fukuoka → Osaka (Kansai/Itami) 1h 20m

Trains:

From/To Approximate travel time Approximate Fares
Tokyo → Kyoto 2h 18m 13,910 yen
Tokyo → Shin-Osaka 2h 33m 14,450 yen
Tokyo → Shin-Kobe 2h 54m 14,890 yen
Nagoya → Shin-Osaka 50m 6,560yen
Fukuoka (Hakata) → Shin-Osaka 2h 28m 15,310 yen

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Download “Japan Official Travel App” for comprehensive route search.
Japan Official Travel App

For general information on transportation in Japan:
Getting Around

Airport

National airlines

Japan Raiways (JR)

Local trains

Free Wi-Fi Service for emergency

Free public Wi-Fi service with SSID "00000JAPAN" is now available in Osaka, Wakayama, Gifu and Mie Prefectures since September 5th. It can be connected with all Wi-Fi available devices, without any contract with telecommunication careers in Japan (only in case of disasters).
*Free Wi-Fi Service will be discontinued sequentially after Sep 25.

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/

For safe travels in Japan

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.

Tourist information centers throughout Japan certified by JNTO can offer practical information about airport facilities, flights, accommodation and transport. Please check the website below to find the information centers nearby.
https://tic.jnto.go.jp/
Further queries may be directed to JNTO Tourist Information Center (TIC) at 03-3201-3331 (or +81-3-3201-3331 from outside Japan) available 24/7 in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese languages.

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