Last Updated: October 21, 15:30 JST
Typhoon Hagibis (19th typhoon) struck Japan last weekend and caused record amounts of heavy rain triggering flooding and landslides in some areas of Japan. Those sightseeing destinations, facilities and restaurants may be temporarily closed, but most are open as usual. Please reconfirm the latest information before departure by contacting them directly or ask nearby Tourist Information Center or call Japan Visitor Hotline 050-3816-2787.
Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train (bound for Kanazawa) , which connects between Tokyo and Kanazawa via Nagano, is operated with restricted schedule between Tokyo and Nagano. Also, operations remain suspended on Chuo Line (bound for Kofu in Yamanashi pref and Matsumoto in Nagano pref). Alternative transport routes heading for Kanazawa and Toyama areas and heading for Kofu and Matsumoto are available in PDF for download.
Local train services in the greater Tokyo area almost fully restored. Official websites are available from below section on JR Trains, Major Urban Railways, Other Railways, Airports, National Airlines and LCCs.
JNTO official Twitter account @JapanSafeTravel provides useful information on weather warnings, advisories and latest news of transportation services in case of natural disasters.
Tweets by JapanSafeTravel
Weibo/微博 @Japan SafeTravel
Weibo/微博 @Japan Safe Travel is also available in simplified Chinese providing travel advisories and latest updates.
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.
Medical Needs and 24/7 Multilingual Support
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.
Japan Official Travel App