The Typhoon Faxai, which landed early Monday morning in the coastal city of Chiba, brought heavy rain and winds at 120 mph, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).
Then the storm moved over Tokyo and paralyzed transport. Tokyo subway main stations were packed with full transport Monday morning, all waiting for closed bullet and subway trains.
Train services are gradually being resumed in the mid-morning, but all lines are still delayed.
More than 100 flights to and from airports in the Tokyo area were canceled on Monday, including 49 flights by Japan Airlines and 41 from All Nippon Airways, according to the airport's website. The entire Keikyu railway line, which connects Tokyo and Yokohama with Haneda Airport, is still shut down.
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Narita is one of two international airports in the Tokyo area.
Photos show flooded streets littered with trees and branches being cut down. Workers on Monday leaned for signs and lamps that had burned out, and employees of Higashi Chiba train station checked the roof, which was twisted and torn.
No deaths have been reported so far, but at least ten people have been hospitalized NHK said on Monday.
Prior to typhoon, the JMA issued warnings about storms, floods and landslides and asked the public to avoid going outdoors.