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Regions of Japan

Hokkaido Tohoku Hokuriku
Shinetsu
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

Travel safety tips surrounding The Heavy Rain Event of July 2018

Updated: July 19, 2018

Following record rainfall in the western part of Japan, details of The heavy Rain Event of July 2018 can be found on Japan Meteorological Agency website. Please check the latest information on each transportation website.

Airport

To/From Hiroshima, temporary buses are available between Hiroshima Airport and Higashi Hiroshima station until train/bus normal operations can be resumed. Other airports are mostly operating as usual, though there are some flight delays and cancellations due to the heavy rain. Further information is available on following websites.

Trains

Sanyo and Tokaido Shinkansen, and the trains in Kansai (including limited express Haruka), Hokuriku area are operated as usual. However, there are cancellations, delays and suspensions on some routes especially Chugoku and Shikoku area. Details can be found on following websites.

There are cancellations, delays and suspensions on these private railways.
Nagara River Railway Company (Gifu, Select a language from the language list on top of the page)
Kyoto Tango Railway (Only in Japanese)
Ibara Railway Company (Okayama, Only in Japanese)
Nishikigawa Tetudou (Yamaguchi, Only in Japanese)
Heisei Chikuho Railway (Fukuoka, Only in Japanese)

Highway

Some highways, such as Sanyo Expressway, Chugoku Express way, Kochi Expressway, Kyushu Expressway and Higashi Kyushu Expressway are closed due to the downpour. Select “SEARCH AREA” from the below website and check your availability.

Free WiFi Service for emergency

SSID "00000JAPAN" is available in Okayama Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture and Ehime Prefecture.

Free public Wi-Fi service with SSID "00000JAPAN", available only in case of disasters, is now provided in the whole area in Okayama Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture and Ehime Prefecture since July 7th. Internet access is now available for anyone by connecting wireless LAN through this SSID without any contract with telecommunication careers in Japan. With any Wi-Fi available devices such as smartphones, tablets or PCs, everyone can receive wireless LAN service by choosing the network "00000JAPAN" on au Wi-Fi SPOT, docomo Wi-Fi spots (except some parts), and Softbank Wi-Fi spots.

*Free Wi-Fi service has been discontinued after Aug 2.

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.

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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