September 12, 2018

Traveling to Tokyo

Fortunately, Tokyo has been unaffected by the bad weather in Japan. Most of the IWA team has already arrived and we are looking forward welcoming you.

On September 9th, there was an earthquake in Hokkaido which is almost 1,000 km away from Tokyo in a different island. So Tokyo is not affected. About the typhoon, some parts of Western Japan had damage, but Tokyo is not affected.

Kansai International airport at Osaka had damage. So we recommend you not to use Kansai International Airport, but Tokyo airports are unaffected.

If you need more information about Tokyo and Japan visit our page on the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018 destination.

The tropical cyclone (typhoon) season runs from June to December with most activity between July and September. Southern parts of the country (not Tokyo) are particularly at risk. There is currently no typhoon forecast to hit Japan in the coming days, but typhoons always appears suddenly. You can monitor the progress of approaching storms on the website of the Japan Meteorological Agency

If you are still concerned the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has compiled a manual called “Disaster Preparedness Tokyo” (Tokyo Bousai*) to help households get fully prepared for an earthquake directly hitting Tokyo and other various disasters. “Disaster Preparedness Tokyo” is tailored to the various local features of Tokyo, its urban structure, and the lifestyles of its residents, and contains easy-to-understand information on how to prepare for and respond to a disaster.