Disaster Updates

Typhoon #19 Update

Last updated: November 16, 2019

Typhoon #19 ("Hagibis") brought record-breaking rainfall and winds to central, eastern and northern Japan on October 12-13. The typhoon caused flooding, landslides and loss of life in several regions, especially in the Kanto Region around Tokyo, the eastern Chubu Region, and the eastern Tohoku Region. In the meantime, the situation has normalized in most tourist destinations.

Affected tourist destinations


2016 Kyushu Earthquake

Strong earthquakes hit Kyushu in April 2016. More details


Volcano Closures

No-entry zones are currently maintained at the following prominent volcanoes:

  • Sakurajima (Level 3 - do not approach the volcano)
    Do not climb the mountain. Does not affect transportation and tourism.
  • Mount Aso (Level 2 - do not approach the crater)
    No-entry zone 1 km from crater. Closure of ropeway, road and hiking trails.
  • Kusatsu-Shirane (Level 2 - do not approach the crater)
    No-entry zones around craters. Closure of hiking trails.
  • Mount Hakone (Level 1 - potential for increased activity)
    No-entry zone around the Owakudani area. Closure of ropeway and hiking trails.
  • Mount Shinmoedka (Kirishima) (Level 1 - potential for increased activity)
    Closure of hiking trails.