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Okama Crater Lake - Eruption Alert 2018/3/3 04:49
Hi all!

I've been planning a visit to Okama Crater Lake on May 4th but I recently got notified by my hotel in Yamagata that the eruption alert level was raised to 2 on January 30th which means we can't go within 1.2km of the lake.

Will we still be able to make the hike to the lake? Will we be able to see the lake from 1.2km away? Is there any chance the alert level could go down before May? Or should we just scratch this from our itinerary?

Any help is greatly appreciated!!
by Camila (guest)  

Re: Okama Crater Lake - Eruption Alert 2018/3/3 08:55
Will we still be able to make the hike to the lake?

No, not unless the no-entry zone gets lifted. See a map here:
https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e7929.html

Will we be able to see the lake from 1.2km away?

No.

Is there any chance the alert level could go down before May?

Yes, but I would not count on it.

Or should we just scratch this from our itinerary?

I would probably do so.
by Uji rate this post as useful

Re: Okama Crater Lake - Eruption Alert 2018/3/8 06:46
The level was just lowered to 1 again!
by Uji rate this post as useful

Re: Okama Crater Lake - Eruption Alert 2018/3/8 13:22
Hi Uji! I just checked my Junk mailbox and found your messages. Thank you so much for taking the time to reply!
And thanks for the great news! I'm so excited to visit the lake, my trip wouldn't have felt complete without it.
Best wishes,

Camila
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