Regarding Access to Nagano
Most of Nagano's sightseeing areas are accessible as usual. Some methods of public transportation within Nagano are not operating, so please see below for details.
Resumed Train Lines
2019/11/01 (Fri.): The JR Koumi Line (Koumi—Nobeyama) reopens
2019/10/28 (Mon.): The Limited Express Azusa (Shinjuku—Matsumoto) returns to its normal schedule
2019/10/26 (Sat.): The JR Iiyama Line (Echigo Kawaguchi—Toyono) returns to its normal schedule
2019/10/25 (Fri.): The Hokuriku Shinkansen (Tokyo—Kanazawa) runs on a temporary schedule
2019/10/15 (Tue.): The Hokuriku Shinkansen (Tokyo—Nagano) runs on a temporary schedule (only Asama)
2019/10/15 (Tue.): The Limited Express Shinano (Nagoya—Nagano) runs on its normal schedule
Link: JR East
Closed Train Lines
Shinano Railway (Ueda—Tanaka) *No temporary shuttles
Link: Shinano Railway website
Ueda Dentetsu Bessho Line (Ueda—Shimonogo) *Temporary shuttle bus available
Link: Ueda Dentetsu website
Resumed Express Bus Routes
2019/10/23 (Tue.): All buses running normally
2019/10/23 (Tue.): Joshin’etsu Expressway closure between Saku—Usui Karuizawa has reopened
2019/10/19 (Sat.): Chuo Expressway closure between Otsuki—Hachioji has reopened
National Route 361 Gonbei Tunnel is closed. For those traveling from Tokyo to Kiso, you cannot travel to Kiso via the Ina IC exit to Route 361. Please get off at the Shiojiri IC and use Route 19 instead.
On Driving Around Nagano
For those traveling by car, please confirm road conditions to your destination before you depart.
Link: Japan Road Traffic Information Center
For information on disasters and disaster prevention in Nagano Prefecture, please see the Nagano Prefecture Disaster Information Portal site.
Link: Nagano Prefecture Disaster Information Portal site