Oct. 03, 2018 UPDATE

Super typhoon Kong-rey might be heading to Kyoto: latest news

This article will be updated with the latest news of super typhoon Kong-rey (number 25) that might be heading to Kyoto This article is based on the information available as of 5 October 2018.
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Source: (http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/

「Tropical Cyclone Information」


Super Typhoon Kong-rey


Updated 5 October 2018: 

  

 It looks like typhoon Kong-rey is going to pass this region a bit further north than originally expected, so Kyoto city should not be hit by this typhoon directly. You should however be prepared for rain and stronger than normal winds on Saturday night and very early Sunday morning. 




Updated 4 October 2018: 

  

Typhoon Kong-rey is probably going to go over the Sea of Japan a little bit earlier than expected, so expect stormy weather on Saturday night and Sunday morning. 




A very strong typhoon is again approaching Japan, named Kong-rey, but this time it’s expected not to hit Kyoto directly, but go between Japan and Korea, but then hit Hokkaido. The typhoon is likely to weaken as it moves on, but wind gusts over 160 km/h and heavy rain are expected. 


The route the typhoon is going to take is not yet certain, so there is still the possibility that it may hit Kyoto directly, but we’ll update this article as more information becomes available. 


If the typhoon is going to hit Kyoto it’s expected to do so on Sunday afternoon. As it’s only a week since typhoon Trami hit Kyoto extra caution is advised. 



Train lines in Japan


It is still too early to say how much train lines will be affected by Kong-rey, but be prepared for delays on Sunday and Monday, especially on JR lines. 


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



Airports: 


Kansai International Airport (KIX): 

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


Itami Airport (Osaka International Airport, ITM): 

https://www.osaka-airport.co.jp/en/


Kobe Airport (UKB): 

https://www.kairport.co.jp/eng/



Weather warnings


If you’ve been in Japan during a typhoon before, you have probably heard Japnese 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 ]
This typhoon looks pretty powerful too! It may not be quite as powerful as Trami, but I still hope Kong-rey will not hit Kyoto. Hopefully, the events for this weekend don’t have to be canceled!
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