Stations and airports in various places that are crowded with U-turn rushes of people who spent the year-end and New Year holidays in their hometowns and resorts are not noticeably crowded due to the influence of the new coronavirus, and the number of users is decreasing significantly. I will.
Tokaido Shinkansen unreserved seat occupancy rate is about 20% at the maximum
At the platform of the Tokaido Shinkansen at JR Tokyo Station, we saw families returning from their hometown in the morning, but there was no noticeable congestion.
A 60-year-old man living in Tokyo who met a family living apart in Nagoya said, "Only about four people were in the same vehicle. There were incredibly few passengers compared to the average year." I was talking.
A 21-year-old man living in Yokohama who used the Shinkansen for work said, "I felt that there were few Shinkansen users. I think that many people are refraining from going out due to the influence of the new coronavirus." It was.
According to JR, the occupancy rate of unreserved seats on the Tokaido Shinkansen by 10:00 am is about 20% at the highest, which is a fairly low level for this period.
No congestion on the highway
According to the Japan Road Traffic Information Center, as of 11:30 am, the
Tomei Expressway is congested for 7 km, starting near the Yamato Tunnel in Yamato City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Other than this, there is no noticeable congestion nationwide.
JR Shin-Osaka Station and Hakata Station without long lines
JR Shin-Osaka Station is usually crowded with people returning home from their hometowns and travel destinations at this time of year.
However, this time, even at the Shinkansen platform, the appearance of families and people with luggage was sparse and quiet.
A 21-year-old male college student who was returning to his parents' house in Fukuoka Prefecture said, "I usually played with my local friends, but this time I stayed at home with the new corona. Relatives did not gather, but my family I'm glad I was able to talk slowly. "
In addition, a 48-year-old woman returning from Hyogo to Tokyo with her 5th grade daughter said, "I wanted to go to USJ and other places, but I spent a lot of time at home. Masks with relatives who gathered at my parents' house. I want Corona to subside as soon as possible in the new year while doing this. "
According to the summary of JR Central as of 10:30 am, the occupancy rate of unreserved seats on the up Shinkansen is the highest at 20% of the "Nozomi 200" departing from Shin-Osaka at 6 am, and there is no noticeable congestion. That is.
Even at the Shinkansen platform at JR Hakata Station in Fukuoka City, there was no heavy congestion in the morning, and there were no long lines waiting for boarding as usual.
JR West expects the peak of the U-turn rush on the 3rd, but on the Sanyo Shinkansen climb, the occupancy rate of unreserved seats on "Nozomi No. 12" departing Hakata Station after 8 am is only 20%. And so on, it is much lower than usual.
A man in his 40s who returned to his parents'house in Itoshima City, Fukuoka Prefecture, said, "I spent all my time at my parents' house without going out, but I thought that this way of spending was not bad. I wish I had a healthy year. "
In addition, a third-year university student in Osaka Prefecture who came to visit his grandmother's house in Fukuoka City said, "I was supposed to go to Nagasaki Prefecture for'Go To Travel'at the end of the year, but it was canceled. Still, my grandmother I'm glad that he cooked gorgeous food at home. "
Hokkaido New Chitose Airport Boarding rate 50% -60%
At New Chitose Airport, the gateway to Hokkaido, it is customary to be crowded with people who spent the year-end and New Year holidays in their hometowns and foreign tourists with many souvenirs.
However, due to the influence of the new coronavirus, people are sparsely seen at airline counters and security checkpoint entrances, where long lines are usually formed, and foreign tourists cannot be seen. ..
According to Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, the load factor for flights departing from New Chitose Airport is 80% to 90% in the average year, but it is significantly lower, about 50% to 60% on the 3rd. ..
A woman in her twenties who was returning to her parents'house in Ebetsu City from Osaka Prefecture said, "Although many relatives usually gather at my parents' house, this is a small gathering. I go out and play with a sleigh in a nearby park. It's just that, but I'm glad that my child was having fun. "