A day after a powerful typhoon caused 11 deaths and injuries to more than 400 people across western Japan, some 3,000 passengers stranded at Kansai International Airport were being evacuated by boat or other transportation on Wednesday.
That moment came on Wednesday morning, when high-speed boats began transferring passengers to nearby Kobe airport.
Evacuation advisories have been issued for more than 300,000 people in western Japan - including 280,000 in the port city of Kobe - with local officials setting up some 1,500 shelters, the central and local governments said in statements.
The Kansai airport operator said those stranded at the airport may also be transported by bus to the mainland using lanes not affected by the ship's collision with the bridge.
Meanwhile tides in some areas are being reported as the highest since a 1961 typhoon with flooding covering the runways at Kansai International Airport in Osaka.
Arriving on land, Jebi had winds of up to 162 kilometres (100 miles) per hour at its centre, making it a "very strong" typhoon, the weather agency's chief forecaster Ryuta Kurora told AFP.
Typhoon Jebi was heading north across a swath of Japan's main island of Honshu towards the Sea of Japan.
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At least 6 people have died due to the typhoon and in Kyoto some people were reported injured.
The dead included a man in his 70s, who died apparently after being blown to the ground from his flat in Osaka prefecture.
Television footage showed waves pounding the coastline, sheet metal tumbling across a parking lot and a truck turned on its side. Built on an artificial island, damage to the bridge left the airport cut off, stranding 3,000 travelers overnight.
Winds up to 216 kilometers (135 miles) per hour tore off roofs, overturned trucks on bridges and swept a 2,500-ton tanker into a bridge leading to the airport, the region's main global gateway and a national transport hub.
According to the BBC, over a million people were evacuated from low-lying areas with imminent threats of waves, floods, and devastating mudslides. Shinkansen bullet train services between Tokyo and Okayama were suspended and Universal Studios Japan, a popular amusement park near Osaka, was closed.
About half a million households in Osaka and five nearby prefectures remained without power by late morning, according to Kansai Electric Power.
Jebi made landfall around the southern part of Tokushima prefecture shortly after Tuesday noon, according to the agency.
Video captured in Kyoto shows the glass ceiling of Kyoto Station breaking or partially collapsing, sending chunks of glass falling toward commuters below.