Tsunami/earthquake affecting Tokyo travel plans?

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  1. wanderwoman
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    Are you changing your plans to visit Japan based on the recent events? I have two flights to Tokyo planned in the next three weeks and still plan to go. How about you? What have you heard and how does it affect your plans?
     
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    Not Tokyo, but Bangkok. Sitting in Osaka right now after our flight SFO-NRT was diverted. Trying to find a way to get to BKK. UA less than helpful so far.
     
  3. Marty McFry
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    Going to Tokyo in 2 weeks... I'm a little hesitant but still planning to go.
     
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    Tokyo will be running, but this weekend will be in a somber mood as the scale of the disaster becomes clearer.
    2 or three weeks from now should be more or less back to normal
     
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    Thankful my upcoming flight is SFO-ICN rather than through NRT. It will probably take a few days to sort out all the pax between now and then. The human toll will continue to climb, but looking at it all as a holder of a BS Geology, it's damn impressive.
     
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    just cancelled our trip scheduled to leave on Sunday [​IMG]
     
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    Going in 4 weeks. Don't plan on changing anything. (Unless that nuclear plant leaks...)
     
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    Current news is reporting that some local train services in the Tokyo area are already being restored.

    If you are attempting to get in touch with someone in the Sendai area, google has put up its peoplesearch function. In addition there are transportation links.

    http://www.google.com/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html
     
  10. wanderwoman
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    Going into HND 25th-27th and NRT the following weekend so will stick with my plans. This is such a devastating event.
     
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    No changes for me, off to Japan in a bit less than two weeks.
     
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    We are scheduled to leave for Japan mid-April; based on current situation and info we still plan to go.
     
  14. RichardInSF
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    I now have direct management reports that there was no damage and no casualties at any Japan Hyatt hotel. The Park Hyatt Tokyo is in the third tallest building in Japan, so it's a tribute to earthquake building standards that absolutely no damage was sustained. Also, all of the Tokyo Hyatts are in areas that are currently not scheduled to be subject to rolling blackouts.
     
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    I am scheduled to arrive in NGO on the 18th and will be spending four nights in Kyoto and Nagoya... We are not going to change our travel plans unless the nuclear plant suffers an explosion BIGGER than both hydrogen explosions.
     
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    Ahem.
    11th I believe.;)
    Still though darn good construction. We have the best in the world by far.
     
  17. wanderwoman
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    Thanks for this update; from all the news I was expecting blackouts would be the norm for a while. Hotels are starting to fill up so contemplating booking a cancellable room to lock in a place to stay but still considering rescheduling if waivers are extended. Delta has extended their travel waiver to March 20th, other airlines not as far out.
     
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    To repeat: All the Tokyo Hyatts are not in the areas subject to rolling blackouts, so they won't be affected.
     
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    I'm scheduled to go 3/31. If no nuclear disaster and no travel waivers are in force I am planning on going. I hope to combine with a volunteer stint to help out with relief effort. I am waiting until closer to the date to see what happens and what kind of planning I should do, etc.
     
  20. Marty McFry
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    earlier i said i was going.. but now i'm leaning more towards just staying home. just doesn't seem right that i go there being all touristy while everyone else is in a somber mood. and now i'm even more concerned about the radiation.. i heard they say it's harmless in tokyo but i feel like i should just err on the safe side.
     
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    Maybe but everyone I've talked to over there who is in a business related to tourism really wants people still to come.
     
  22. k2o
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    I'm sure they want people to continue with their plans. UA recently extended their travel waiver to 3/31 and I believe Delta did as well. Only time will tell what the reasonable thing is to do. Maybe even the next 24 hrs will shed more light on it.
     
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    Delta has suspended service to Tokyo's HND. Trying to rebook my flight but not finding hotels at alternate cities.
    May have to go out into April/May.
     
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    We are scheduled to be in Tokyo in May then returning in June for 10 days in Japan.We initially pencilled in Sendai and the north for June but 2 weeks ago changed plans and intend to head south.The Sheraton Kobe was booked at Y32000 a night.Rebooked yesterday at Y8600 a night.
     

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