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.
Kansai area (Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe etc.) is easily accessible from other gateways than Kansai International Airport;
Access to Kansai area
|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|
|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|
Download “Japan Official Travel App” for comprehensive route search.
Japan Official Travel App
For general information on transportation in Japan:
Kansai International Airport
Osaka International Airport (Itami)
Chubu Centrair International Airport
Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)
Narita International Airport
Japan Raiways (JR)
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.
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.
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.