Japan's Meteorological Agency says a strong typhoon made landfall near Miyazaki City, southern Kyushu, at around 5 a.m. on Tuesday.
It's bringing very strong winds to some parts of Kyushu.
Weather officials say as of 6 a.m. on Tuesday, typhoon Francisco was 30 kilometers north of Miyazaki City. It was moving northwest at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour.
The storm had an atmospheric pressure of 970 hectopascals at its center, packing winds of up to 126 kilometers per hour.
The officials say violent winds will blow in the southern part of Kyushu on Tuesday.
The storm will also cause downpours in Kyushu and Shikoku.
Airline operators have decided to suspend 137 domestic flights, mainly those going in and out of Kyushu.