Japan Travel Updates after the 3.11 Earthquake

Attractions and Events

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What's New!

<SPA Resort Hawaiians>
Reopening from October 2011!. Water park will be reopen from January 2012. Special discount is available from October 3 to October 31, 2011.

<Hokkaido>
JR Hokkaido Mail Magazine – Suggested trips in Autumn.

<General>
Reports from the Japanese Archipelago by Foreign Press Center/Japan (FPCJ)

<General>
Let's Go Japan - Supporting the Recovery of Travel to Japan

Special Offers by JNTO Partners

・ Gambaro Nippon Campaign (Japanese Inn Group)

・Autumn Special Offer (SAKURA HOUSE)

・Special offer from Oka Tours, specialists in bicycle tours in Japan. Book any week-long tour departing in 2011 and save up to 20% over normal price.

Annual Events

Current status of annual events in November. (PDF)

Tokyo and Surrounding Areas

Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Ibaraki, Gunma

Tourist attractions, shops and restaurants are open and operating as usual.

To find out more about the status of (Lists of) major tourist attractions in Tokyo.

<Tokyo>

・Yes! Tokyo by Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau

<Kanagawa>
・Amazing Kanagawaby Kanagawa Prefectural Government
The Yokohama Times

Hokkaido

Tourism facilities and transportation service are operating as usual.

・Hokkaido Official Tourism Website

・ Sapporo Now!

・ JR Hokkaido Mail Magazine < Featuring Furano and Biei> <Fully enjoy the magnificent landscape>

Tohoku

Aomori, Iwate, Akita, Miyagi, Fukushima

Tohoku is a huge region and large part of the region was not affected by the earthquake. Even in the affected area, except for some coastal cities and towns which were seriously-damaged by tsunami, and the restricted area around Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, daily life and infrastructure are almost back to normal. Tourist attractions, shops and restaurants in most of the Tohoku region are open as usual but some might have shortened business hours so it is recommended to check their websites, or ask local tourist information centers in advance.

Tourism TOHOKU Portal Site for Post-Quake Rehabilitation

<Miyagi>
Sendai Newsletter - Gambaro! Sendai Vol.5 (Vol.1)   (Vol.2) (Vol.3) (Vol.4)

<Fukushima>
Bright Message from Fukushima
Stand up Fukushima!

Chubu

Nagano, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Gifu, Aichi

Tourism facilities and transportation service are operating as usual.

・Go! Nagano by Nagano Prefecture Tourism Association

・Yamanashi Travel Guide by Yamanashi Prefecture Tourist Association

・Shizuoka Guide by Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

・Hida Takayama by Takayama City

Hokuriku

Niigata, Ishikawa, Toyama, Fukui

Tourism facilities and transportation service are operating as usual.

・Ishikawa Prefecture Tourism Guide by Ishikawa Prefecture Tourism League

<Ishikawa>
Ishikawa Newsletter <Spring & Summer 2011>

Kansai

Mie, Shiga, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hyogo, Wakayama

Tourism facilities and transportation service are operating as usual.

・Kyoto Travel Guide by City of Kyoto and Kyoto Tourism Council

・Osaka Supporter by Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

・Hyogo Tourism Guide by Hyogo Tourism Association

Chugoku

Tottori, Shimane, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi

Tourism facilities and transportation service are operating as usual.

Hiroshima Navigator by Hiroshima Convention & Visitors Bureau

Shikoku

Tokushima, Ehime, Kagawa, Kochi

Tourism facilities and transportation service are operating as usual.

Kyushu

Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Oita, Miyazaki, Kumamoto, Kagoshima

Tourism facilities and transportation service are operating as usual.

Kyushu Tourism Information.
・Kagoshima Travel Guide by Kagoshima Prefectural Visitors Bureau

Okinawa

Tourism facilities and transportation service are operating as usual.

・Okinawa Story by Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau