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Local information (weather, tourism, emergencies)

Useful sites for local tourism

Almost all buildings in the Kansai area are fully airconditioned. Some find the inside temperature too cold, e.g., on a train. You may need to wear your clothings in layers.

Information sources for summer heat and disaster preparedness

Health Issues

Useful apps

  • Navitime for Japan Travel
  • Safety tips (App store / Gooogle play)  notifies a user with EEW, Tsunami Warnings, Volcanic Warnings, Weather Warnings, Heat illness Warnings and Civil Protection Information issued in Japan.
  • SuicaEng is an iOS app that enables you to install a virtual Suica card for ApplePay payments on public transportation and many stores in Japan.