Trains and subways in Tokyo and the Kanto Region are operating under near normal schedule. However, as an effort to reduce and conserve usage of electric power, some train lines may be operating at lower frequencies.
・JR East Infoline 10:00 to 18:00, every day of the year. Tel (+81) 50-2016-1603
・JNTO TIC 9:00 to 17:00, every day of the year. Tel. (+81) 3-3201-3331
Visit Japan Information Network run by rail companies:
・TOBU Sightseeing Service Center 7:45 to 17:00, daily. Tel (+81) 3-3841-2871
・Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center, Shinjuku 8:00 to 18:00, daily. Tel. (+81) 3-5321-7887
・KEIKYU Tourist Information Center 9:00 to 20:00, daily. Tel. (+81) 3-5708-3055
All airports in Japan are open and in operation.
Sendai Airport is re-opened from July 25, 2011.
JR Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen, Japan’s trunk railway line linking Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and Fukuoka are under normal operation.
The train lines from Nagoya to Hokuriku and Chubu region (Takayama, Toyama, Matsumoto, Nagano, etc.) are under normal operation and so are the train lines from Osaka and Kyoto to Hokuriku region (Kanazawa) .
Also, on March 12, Kyushu Shinkansen started its full service between Fukuoka and Kagoshima, making travel within Kyushu faster and more convenient.
Services to some cities in Tohoku from Tokyo and other cities of Japan may be operating under irregular schedule. Otherwise, all intercity bus services are under normal operation.
For intercity bus information, please refer to the following websites, or contact JNTO’s Tourist Information Center in Tokyo.
All Shinakansen Lines have been restored and operating normal timetable.
Current train status : http://traininfo.jreast.co.jp/train_info/e/shinkansen.aspx
Latest operating schedule : http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/customer_support/infoline.html
Some sections of train lines in the severely damaged Pacific coast area have not been recovered. Also, services have been suspended in some sections of train lines in the mountain area.
For more information, please see Train Status Information by JR East
All Tohoku airports are open and operating, linking to and from cities in Japan and some cities in Asia, although some international flights are being suspended.
Intercity buses between Tokyo and Tohoku are operating. Local buses in the severely damaged areas are not operating. For intercity bus information, please refer to the following websites, or contact JNTO’s Tourist Information Center in Tokyo or tourist information office in each destination in Tohoku.
Most of the long-distance ferry lines are nomarl operation. Many of local boat lines and sightseeing boats in the tsunami-damaged coastal areas are not operating.