Japan Earthquake and Tsunami - 13 March 2011

Sun, 13 Mar 2011

Following the earthquake and tsunami in north eastern Japan and the surrounding areas including Tokyo which occurred on 11 March, 2011, visitors are advised to refer to the information provided below before travelling to Japan.

Alarm and warning

Transportation Status

  • Airport Status (updated as of 13 Mar 2011, 12:00hrs)
    • Narita and Haneda Airport have resumed operation.
    • Sendai, Hanamaki and Ibaragi Airport is still closed. The other airports in Japan have resumed operation.
  • Rail Services status (updated as of 13  Mar 2011, 12:00hrs)
    • JR East
      • Most rail services in central Tokyo such as Yamanonte Line and Chuo Line are back to normal operation.
      • Bullet Trains (Nagano and Joetsu Shinkansen) have resumed operation.
      • Rail services including bullet trains (Tohoku, Yamagata and Akita Shinkansen) in Tohoku region are still not in service.
    • JR Central
      • Bullet Train (Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen Line) has resumed operation.
    • Tokyo Metro is in service.
    • Toei Subway in Tokyo is in service.
    • Private rail companies in Tokyo and Kanto area (Seibu, Keio, Tobu, Tokyu, Odakyu Keikyu) has resumed service.
    • JR and Private railways in Hokkaido, Chubu, Kansai(Osaka), Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushu.
      • All the train services have resumed operation.
  • Airport Limousine Bus Services status (updated as of 13 Mar 2011, 16:00hrs)
    • Other than the following area, Airport Limousine Bus Service from/to Haneda Airport is available.
      • Mito and Hitachi Area, Shin Urayasu Area, Disney Resort Area, Kuroiso, Utsunomiya Area, Kiryu, Ota, Oizumi, Tatebayashi Area
    • Other than the following area, Airport Limousine Bus Service from/to Narita Airport is available.
      • Shin Urayasu Area, Disney Resort Area
* Points in the areeas above can be found at Airport Limousine Bus Services.  
Tourism Operators (updated as of 13 Mar 2011, 18:00hrs) 
  • Tokyo area
    • Tokyo Disney Resort – Closed from 11 Mar, 2011 and the following schedule is to be announced on 21 Mar 2011.
    • Sanrio Puroland (Hello Kittyland) - Closed till 13 Mar and will be reopened from 14 Mar.
    • Due to concern for lack of power in Tokyo area, some major department stores such as Ginza’s Mitsukoshi department store was closed early at 6pm on 13 Mar.
    • Venus Fort in Odaiba - closed from 11 to 21 Mar and the schedule after 22 is not confirmed.
    • Aqua city in Odaiba- closed at the moment and reopen date is not confirmed.
    • Tokyo Tower - closed from 12 to 16 Mar and the schedule after 17 is not confirmed.
    • Ghibli Museum Mitaka – closed from 12 to 14 Mar.
  •  Yokohama Area
    • Shinyokohama Raumen Museum is closed early at 8:30pm from 13 to 15 Mar.
    • Nikko Kinugawa Area
    • Edo Wonderland - closed from 13 to 18 Mar and is schedule to be reopened on 19 Mar.
    • Tobu World Square is opened as usual.
  • Other Area
    • Gotenba Premium Outlet is closed early at 6:00pm till 18 Mar.
    • AEON Mall Narita is opened from 13 Mar.

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