Earthquake Information On June 18th

Although six accommodations in Yamagata Prefecture were temporarily closed due to the earthquake, all accommodations restarted their operations by July 1
(no accommodations in Niigata Prefecture have been closed).

According to Japan Meteorological Agency, on June 18th, 2019 at approximately 10:22 pm JST, a strong earthquake (Magnitude 6.8) occurred in Niigata,Yamagata and aroud regions. Tsunami advisories lifted. Trains and flights operate as usual. Please check latest information from below pages. For Shinkansen information, check from here .


Japan Visitor Hotline

Japan National Tourism Organization (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. Support is available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

From Japan 050-3816-2787

From Overseas +81-50-3816-2787

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.

Trains

Airport

National airlines and LCCs

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.

Navigation App

Download "Japan Official Travel App" for comprehensive route search.
Japan Official Travel App

Twitter @JapanSafeTravel

JNTO official Twitter account provides useful information on weather warnings, advisories and latest news of transportation services in case of natural disasters.
Twitter @JapanSafeTravel

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