Sep. 28, 2018 UPDATE

Typhoon Trami heading to Kyoto: latest news

This article will be updated with the latest news of typhoon Trami (number 24) heading to Kyoto This article is based on the information available on 28 of September 2018.
Typhoon

Source: (http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/

「Tropical Cyclone Information」

 Updated on 2 of October 2018.
 
Typhoon Trami has passed over Kyoto, and this time there was much less damage from it than with Jebi in early September. Most of the sightseeing spots in Kyoto are back to normal, except those that are still recovering from Jebi, like Kurama Temple.
 
Kurama Temple is excepting to resume normal operations (including the cable car) by the end of October. 
 
Typhoon 25, also known as Kong-rey, has a possibility of hitting Kyoto, but it’s still too early to say. 


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◇ Typhoon Trami


Typhoon Trami is slowly moving toward Japan and is expected to hit Kyoto on the night of Sunday, the 30th of September. The typhoon is expected to hit most of mainland Japan, with Kyushu and Shikoku expected to be hit the worst. The typhoon is extremely powerful so be prepared for strong winds and rain. 



◇ Train lines in Japan


It is still too early to say if train lines will stop on Sunday or Monday (30th of September and 1st of October), but you can expect delays. Check the following websites for timely information: 


JR West Japan (Shinkansen and other JR lines): 

http://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/index.html


Hankyu (train line connecting Kyoto with Osaka, Kobe, and Takarazuka): 

http://www.hankyu.co.jp/railinfo/


Keihan (train line connecting Kyoto with Uji, Osaka, and Otsu):

Website only in Japanese, so use Google Translate: 

https://www.keihan.co.jp/traffic/traintraffic/ 


Kintetsu (train line connecting Kyoto with Osaka, Ise, Nara, and Nagoya): 

Website only in Japanese, so use Google Translate: 

http://www.kintetsu.jp/unkou/unkou.html


Kansai International AIrport (KIX):

https://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en/



◇ Weather warnings


If you’ve been in Japan during a typhoon before, you have probably heard Japanese smartphones go off with weather warnings. But luckily there is an official Kyoto app you can use to get these alarms. 


Download the Android version here: 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.kyoto.pref.visitkyoto


Or the iPhone version here: 

https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id814096473


This app is available in English, Japanese, Korean, and simplified and traditional Chinese. 

Yumemi[ Sharing Kyoto Staff ]
The typhoon looks to be quite powerful this time, so everyone, stay safe! It may be a better idea to play it safe and stay indoors Sunday night in Kyoto. Hopefully the train lines in Kansai won't be affected too badly!
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