Travel and Weather Updates

Travel and Weather Updates

Please be in touch with your airline, as many flights are being rerouted. Please confirm your ground transportation if there are change to your arrival airport. 

For official information Kansai Airport (KIX) press release:

News Update - Kansai airport to partially reopen on FridaySeptember 6 2018

Press Release - September 4 2018

Kansai Airport Updates

Narita Airport Updates

Itami Airport Updates

Travel Updates

  • Tokyo Airports to TOKYO STATION - After arrival in Tokyo, you need to get from the airport to the TOKYO train station terminal and from there take the bullet train. 

  • Narita - It takes about 60 minutes from Narita airport to get to TOKYO station by train (JR Narita Express NEW departs every 30-60 minutes, about 3000 Yen = ~30 USD).
  • Haneda - From Haneda airport it takes about 30 minutes to get to TOKYO station with 1 transfer (Take the Tokyo monorail to Hamamatsucho station and from there the JR Yamanote or JR Keihin-Tohuku line to Tokyo Station for 490 Yen + 160 Yen, all with frequent departures)
  • Tokyo Station to Kyoto – From Tokyo to get to Kyoto, there is the high speed bullet train "Shinkansen" which has frequent departures every 10-15 minutes and takes approximate 2.5 hours.

You can buy tickets with reserved seating at the train station in order to catch the next train.  This is best to do upon arrival in order to catch the next available train.

The Shinkansen main operating hours are 5:00am – 10:00pm departing from Tokyo. You can see fares, routes and hours on    

Updates from the Japan tourism office: (September 4 2018)

As far as we know ICCK and Kyoto in general are just fine, there are no known issues that could cause problems for IGCS

JR and other trains are almost back to normal, except for the trains in and out of the airport.

As far as we know, Itami International Airport has not sustained any significant damage.

Seeing that KIX has not announced an expected date when they will be operational, it is likely best for delegates to contact the airlines and the airlines will likely take care of adjusting their arrangements.

Arriving through Itami airport or Narita Airport + Bullet train to Kyoto are probably the best alternate routes.

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