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  1. Safe areas to travel in Japan

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 27 Comments

    Safe areas to travel in Japan

    Mar312011

    Following the massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami that rocked Japan on March 11th, our Shanghai office has been in constant contact with our Japanese properties so we can bring you the most up-to-date information about safe areas to travel in Japan.

    Northern areas of the country like Sendai have been devastated by this horrific natural disaster and further revelations of earthquake damage to the Fukushima nuclear plant.

    Things are quite different in southern Japan, which wasn’t affected by either the earthquake or tsunami. According to our colleagues in Shanghai and our properties in southern Japan, it’s completely safe to travel to areas like Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Kobe and Okinawa. All these areas can be reached by flying directly to Osaka Kansai International Airport.

    For updates on air travel to and from Japan, check out the following websites:

    International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
    International Air Transport Association (IATA)

    For up-to-date health and safety information relating to travel in Japan, you’ll find everything you need to know on the World Health Organization (WHO) site.

    If you’d like to make a donation to support disaster relief efforts in the area, the American Red Cross has set up a Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Appeal.

  2. 27 Comments so far.

    Sato said on 11/04/2011 at 5:33am

    Nikko City declared security, relief of sightseeing on April 5, 2011. http://nikko.web.transer.com/bb_url_ej.php?ctw_=sT,eCR-JE,bF,hT,uaHR0cDovL3d3dy5jaXR5Lm5pa2tvLmxnLmpwL2d5b3VzZWkvMjAxMTA0MDZhbnplbi5odG1s,f20110411143131-0,cdXRmLTg=,

    Eimi said on 08/04/2011 at 3:07am

    Kyoto is safe and people stay as usual! Now, beautiful cherry blossoms everywhere!!! So pretty! Don't miss it!

    Zen Hostel, Nikko Japan said on 06/04/2011 at 5:09am

    Nikko is fine. Spring is in the air and cherry blossoms are coming soon.

    Kunio Koike said on 05/04/2011 at 9:24am

    It may be good opportunity to visit popular cities in Japan. You don't need to make a line to buy your tickets. Backpackers ! you can do so many things here in Japan. Eat, Drink, talk as usual ! Your presence encourages us a lot .

    Mt Fuji Hostel Michael's said on 05/04/2011 at 7:20am

    Mt. Fuji Hostel Michael's in Yamanashi-Ken at the base of Mt. Fuji is safe with clear water taken from snow run off of Mt. Fuji it is the best water in all Japan. The air around our area is also clean it as clean as if you were in any city in America or the same as a 5 or more hour airplane flight. The cherry blossoms are starting to bloom. Michael Casella Owner, Mt. Fuji Hostel Michael's

    Paloma said on 04/04/2011 at 4:35am

    Nikko is completely safe for travel. Hokkaido is fine as well. The cherry blossom is on May in Hokkaido.

    sono said on 04/04/2011 at 2:13am

    I traveled to Matsumoto (Nagano), Takayama (Gifu) and Gokayama (Toyama) with my wife and sons. Nice fresh air and water. There was no earthquake and no polution over there!

    sono said on 04/04/2011 at 2:13am

    I traveled to Matsumoto (Nagano), Takayama (Gifu) and Gokayama (Toyama) with my wife and sons. Nice fresh air and water. There was no earthquake and no polution over there!

    scout in nikko said on 03/04/2011 at 10:37am

    Nikko, Tochigi is safe, as well.

    Yoshiki said on 03/04/2011 at 6:08am

    Shikoku area and Kyushu area are also safe.

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