Typhoon Hagibis caused havoc before it even reached Japan with one person killed in the Chiba region.
The person died after their car flipped when a tornado struck the area of Chiba.
The tornado caused significant damage and injured four people, NHK World reports.
According to local media, 27,000 households are already without power in the Chiba Prefecture and some homes have lost roofs.
There are also power outages also reported in Ibaraki Prefecture.
The typhoon has brought the bustling city of Tokyo to a standstill as the typhoon approaches Japan.
Businesses across the city have shut until tomorrow afternoon while public transport has come to a halt as the typhoon rapidly descends on eastern and central parts of Japan.
Winds could reach 216km/h and ccause significant damage to Kanto-Koshin region, as well as central Japan.
Nearly 2,000 domestic and international flight into and out of Tokyo’s major airports have been cancelled.
Already causing damage
Flooding has also been reported near the coast of Shizuoka City and in the city of Hachioji with around 190,000 people told to evacuate, NHR reports.
Meteorological officials are warning locals of landslides and flooding.
Disruption to mobile phone connectivity is also a possibility as the storm nears.
Worst storm of the year
With locals warned this could be the most violent typhoon to hit the region since 1958 when 1200 people lost their lives, people are stocking up and preparing for 24 hours of torrential rain and fierce winds.
It’s expected to bring record rainfall, with 500m predicted to fall in Tokyo.
Theme parks Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have closed and won’t open until midday tomorrow (4pm NZT), the first time the parks have closed for a whole day since the 2011 earthquake, Japan Today reports.
Typhoon Higibis is the 19th storm to hit the region this year.