Warning alert on Typhoon Hagibis (Typhoon No. 19)

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.

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Safety Tips for Travelers

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https://www.jnto.go.jp/safety-tips/eng/

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.
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.

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