11 Oct

Typhoon Hagibis

Typhoon Hagibis is expected to reach Japan on Saturday, and will cause widespread disruption.

The typhoon, described as the biggest of the year, is set to wreak havoc in Tokyo and surrounding areas and is expected to cause widespread disruption throughout Saturday, with public transport shut down in some areas including Tokyo, Yokohama and City of Toyota.

Customers on holiday in the region are advised to monitor news reports and follow any advice or instructions issued by the local authorities, their travel and accommodation providers.

Customers imminently due to travel to or from the region should liaise with their travel provider and airlines to establish whether their travel arrangements may be affected by Hagibis.

Rugby World Cup 

World Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee have currently cancelled two matches, England vs. France and New Zealand vs. Italy, on safety grounds. 

Further decisions will take place on the other planned matches over the next day or so.

Formula 1 

As a result of the predicted impact of Typhoon Hagibis on the 2019 FIA Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, Mobilityland and the Japanese Automobile Federation (JAF) have decided to cancel all activities scheduled to take place on Saturday, 12 October. The storm is expected to make landfall on Saturday on the south coast of Honshu island, where Suzuka is located.


Some flights to and from the following airports will be delayed and possibly cancelled from Friday 11 – Sunday 13 October: 

  • Osaka Kansai
  • Tokyo Narita
  • Toyko Haneda
  • Nagoya Chubu