Kumamoto earthquake update
Australian travellers considering travelling to Kyushu island including Kumamoto should refer to the following information sites:
- Smarttraveller – Travel Advice for Japan official page provided by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Kumamoto Earthquakes updated three times daily, this page contains information on the transportation status
Safety Tips App
A push-notification app that sends out alerts about Earthquake Early Warnings, Tsunami Warnings, and other Weather Warnings within Japan in English, Japanese, Hangul, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. Download before travelling to Japan.
Download for Android: Android 4.0 or later
Download for iPhone: iOS 7.0 or later
Tourist Information Center
JNTO Tourist Information Center (TIC), open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm, offers travel information in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese for visitors in Japan.
Tel: +81 (0)3-3201-3331
Due to the earthquakes in Kumamoto, TIC’s telephone service will also operate during the night time hours. (from 5:00pm to 9:00am)
Service is available in English and Japanese.
List of Tourist Information Centers in Japan