Last Updated: September 23, 18:30JST
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Typhoon Tapah (Typhoon No. 17) has turned to a low pressure system. It is still bringing strong winds and heavy rain to wide areas of Japan. As the storm heads north, strong winds and rough seas are forecast in wide areas from western to northern Japan on September 23 and 24. All travelers expecting to fly to or from Japan are advised to double-check for delays and cancellations. A number of airlines and trains have already issued travel alerts that can be found at official website listed below so please check latest information.
New Chitose Airport
Travelers visiting Japan are advised to monitor local weather reports, follow directions from local officials and take other appropriate actions as needed. NHK WORLD-JAPAN providing Tapah's latest news .
JNTO official Twitter account provides useful information on weather warnings, advisories and latest news of transportation services in case of natural disasters.
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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
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.
Major Urban Railways
Keisei Electric Railway
Odakyu Electric Railway
Nankai Electric Railway
Hanshin Electric Railway
New Chitose Airport
Sendai International Airport
Narita International Airport
Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)
Kansai International Airport
Chubu Centrair International Airport
Other Airports information is available here
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.
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.
Download "Japan Official Travel App" for comprehensive route search.
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