Latest Japan earthquake update


The Japan National Tourism Organization in Los Angeles, California, issued the following update: Following the earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan and the surrounding areas including Tokyo which occurred on March 11, 2011, the safety of your passengers is our main priority.

Visitors are advised to refer to the information provided below before traveling to Japan.

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MARCH 16, 09:00

– Narita Airport is operating. (But please contact airlines for further and most accurate information)

– Scheduled power outage will not affect Narita Airport so far.

– Scheduled power outage will affect the operation of railways and buses.

– Narita Express and Airport Narita
JR lines from/to Narita are NOT in service.

– Keisei Main Line
Keisei Main Lines will be operated under the Saturday/Holiday schedule.

– City Liner
City Liners are NOT in service now.

– Narita SKY ACCESS Line
Skyliner and Access Limited Express are under the Saturday/Holiday schedule.

– Airport Limousine Bus
Most services have resumed.

– Highways
Metropolitan Expressway (Shutoko) from Kansai to Shinkiba is closed.

MARCH 14, 18:15

– Haneda Airport is operating. (But please contact airlines for further and most accurate information)

– Scheduled power outage will affect the operation of railways and busses.

– Keikyu Line is running with 80% of its capacity.



– Most rail services in central Tokyo such as Yamanote Line and Chuo Line are back to normal operation (with some running under normal capacity due to scheduled power outage).

– Bullet Trains
Joetsu and Nagano Shinkansen have resumed operation.

– Rail services including bullet trains (Tohoku, Yamagata and Akita Shinkansen) in Tohoku region are still NOT in service. But Tohoku bullet trains between Tokyo and Nasushiobara will resume from March 15th. ) (only in Japanese)


– Tokaido Line:
Between Atami and Fuji Station: 2 trains per an hour
Between Fuji and Hamamatsu station: Running at 70% of its capacity
Otherwise all services have resumed to normal

– Godenba Line: Not in service

– Minobu Line
Between Fuji to Nishifujinomiya Station: 2 trains per an hour
Between Nishifujinomiya to Kofu Station: Not in service

– Bullet train, Tokaido Line, has resumed operation.

– Tokyo Metro is in service, with some lines operating at 80% of its normal capacity due to the scheduled power outage. (March 16) (only in Japanese)

– Toei Subway will be operating at its 80% of normal capacity. (March 16), but the Nippori-Toneri Liner will be out of service (only in Japanese)

– Private rail companies in Tokyo and Kanto Area (Seibu, Keio, Tobu, Tokyu, Odakyu, Keikyu) has resumed service but schedule might be disrupted due to the scheduled power outage.

– JR and Private lines in Hokkaido, Chubu, Kansai (Osaka), Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushu are in service.


(updated as of March 13, 2011, 18:00hrs)


– Tokyo Disney Resort – Closed from March 11, 2011 and the future schedule will be announced on March 21, 2011.

– Sanrio Puroland (Hello Kittyland) – Currently closed. Reopening schedule will be determined later.

– 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 6:00 pm on March 13.

– Venus Fort in Odaiba – closed from March 11-21 and the schedule after March 22 is not confirmed.

– Aqua city in Odaiba- closed at the moment and reopen date is not confirmed.

– Tokyo Tower – closed from March 12-16 and the schedule after March 17 is not confirmed.

– Ghibli Museum Mitaka – closed until March 21.


– Shinyokohama Raumen Museum is closed at 8:30 pm


– Edo Wonderland – closed from March 13-18 and is scheduled to be reopened on March 19.

– Tobu World Square is closed until March 16 due to power outage.

Other Area

– Gotenba Premium Outlet is closed until March 21.

– AEON Mall Narita is opened until 20:00.