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Kanto Tokai Kansai Chugoku Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa Islands SAPPORO TOKYO NAGOYA OSAKA FUKUOKA FURANO KUSHIRO AOMORI SENDAI FUKUSHIMA NIKKO HAKONE SADO TAKAYAMA KANAZAWA ISE KYOTO NARA HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI KAGOSHIMA NAHA
Hokkaido
Hokkaido
  • Hokkaido
Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush
Tohoku
Tohoku
  • Aomori
  • Akita
  • Iwate
  • Yamagata
  • Miyagi
  • Fukushima
Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan
Hokuriku Shinetsu
Hokuriku Shinetsu
  • Niigata
  • Toyama
  • Ishikawa
  • Fukui
  • Nagano
An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare
Kanto
Kanto
  • Tokyo
  • Kanagawa
  • Chiba
  • Saitama
  • Ibaraki
  • Tochigi
  • Gunma
Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife
Tokai
Tokai
  • Yamanashi
  • Shizuoka
  • Gifu
  • Aichi
  • Mie
Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan
Kansai
Kansai
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Shiga
  • Hyogo
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara
Chugoku
Chugoku
  • Tottori
  • Shimane
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Yamaguchi
Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower
Shikoku
Shikoku
  • Tokushima
  • Kagawa
  • Ehime
  • Kochi
Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving
Kyushu
Kyushu
  • Fukuoka
  • Saga
  • Nagasaki
  • Oita
  • Kumamoto
  • Miyazaki
  • Kagoshima
The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky
Okinawa
Okinawa
  • Okinawa
Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings

Tourist information in Hokkaido

Updated: September 20, 2018

On September 6th, 2018 at approximately 3:00 am JST (6:00 pm GMT), a strong earthquake (Magnitude 6.7) occurred in the Iburi region in southwestern Hokkaido, Japan's northern island.
Please see below for transportation information.

Airport

At New Chitose Airport, the operations of domestic flights have been partially resumed on September 7th. On September 8th, most domestic flights and all international flights are scheduled to be operated. Please see the website below for the latest information.
New Chitose Airport

National airlines

Trains

JR Hokkaido resumed its normal service of limited express trains on September 14th, in addition to Hokkaido Shinkansen and Rapid Airport Trains. There are still a few local train lines that are delayed or suspended. Please check the latest information on the following websites.
As of September 20th, operations on the Hokkaido Shinkansen between Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station and Tokyo Station has resumed. Also JR Rapid Airport trains between Sapporo Station and New Chitose Airport has resumed regular operation.
In Sapporo city, Sapporo Municipal Subway and Tram lines have also started to resume regular operations.
However plaease note that Limited Express Suzuran No.1 has been suspended. Alternatively, extra train will be operated in the same section. For the latest information, please check the following websites.

Free Wi-Fi Service for emergency

Free public Wi-Fi service with SSID “00000JAPAN” is available in Hokkaido since September 6th. It can be connected with all Wi-Fi available devices, without any contract with telecommunication careers in Japan (only in case of disasters).

Multilingual telephone consultation service by Hokkaido Government

Hokkaido Government has launched multilingual telephone consultation service for people living or traveling in Hokkaido. The serivice is avaliable in English, Chinese and Korean on weekdays from 8:45am to 5:30 pm.Contact information: 011-204-5937 or 011-204-5092

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.

Interpretation call center or email is also available 24/7 at 050-5814-7230 or bricks-emergency@bricks-corp.com in English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.
http://www.bricks-corp.com/en/

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