Mia, while the leaks are a serious environmental concern, they do not pose a risk to travellers. 300 tons of contaminated water has leaked from storage containers on the site of the Fukushima Dai-ichi NPS. The leak has the potential to be a concern for workers who come into contact with it ON THE SITE, but it poses a "low probability" of public exposure.
Read the bulletin by Australia's nuclear power regulator: http://www.arpansa.gov.au/News/MediaReleases/japanadvisory.cfm
And check out these Japanese government maps of restricted areas: http://www.meti.go.jp/english/earthquake/nuclear/roadmap/pdf/130507_assistance.pdf
The Australian government (among others) advises its citizens not to travel to the area 3 regions as marked on that map and to consult local health authorities if they intend to stay overnight in the area 2 regions.
Note Tokyo is about 200 kms further south than this.
Personally I wouldn't be swimming in the ocean off the plant (not that you're allowed to anyway), but otherwise would have no problem with visiting Japan.
Phil at the safety hub about 5 years ago
Do you think it's still safe to go now after the latest news? Is the fish safe to eat? areas ok to visit? Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima? almost 5 years agoAnswered by shoegal via WorldNomads.com