Quakes and tsunami are so common in Japan they're a part of traditional art. The Japanese practice for quakes by taking a turn in a simulator. Everyone knows what to do if there is a tremor, and the country is wired with a tsunami warning system (basically sirens!)... and then they get on with life. Earthquakes cannot be predicted with any semblance of accuracy, so stop worrying and do like the japanese. But be prepared, and know what to do.
Of course I'd say this, but make sure you have a good travel insurance policy, it could get you out of a sticky spot if you are affected by an earthquake.
And have a read of this article by WorldNomads.com's Jesse Perez, he was iin Osaka during the big quake last year, the article also has tips on what to do if you are in a quake. http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/story/69798/Japan/Japan-Quake-Experience-A-WorldNomad-Writes
Phil from the safety hub. over 7 years ago
I live in Japan about 60 Kilometers south of Tokyo and we have been having many aftershocks since the March disaster. We have at usually have a quake about every 10 days but that have been pretty low on the richter scale. I travel to Tokyo often and I love it. The people are wonderful and it will be very beautiful if you come during the Cherry Blossom time. over 7 years agoAnswered by Larry Thomas via WorldNomads.com
I don't want to double up on what the others have said but i should say that whilst Tsunamis are part of japanese culture they are extremely rare, and almost never as big as last years one.
I've lived in yokohama for close on ten years and i assure that it is safe - it's much closer than osaka is. Everything has more or less returned to normal for the vast majority of Japan. Even with the aftershocks 99% of buildings are built to withstand them.
Just stay away from the affected fukushima area and you will have a wonderful time! So in short no, do not be worried about it. Just get the right travel insurance and have a great time viewing the cherry blossoms! over 7 years ago