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Disaster Updates

2018 Hokkaido Earthquake

A strong earthquake hit Hokkaido in the night of September 6, 2018. More details


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
    Do not climb the mountain. Does not affect transportation and tourism.
  • Shinmoedake (Kirishima)
    No-entry zone 2 km from crater. Closure of hiking trails.
  • Ioyama (Kirishima)
    No-entry zone 1 km from crater. Closure of hiking trails.
  • Mount Aso
    No-entry zone 1 km from crater. Closure of road and hiking trails.
  • Kusatsu-Shirane
    No-entry zones 1 km from craters. Closure of road and hiking trails.
  • Mount Azuma
    No-entry zone 1.5 km from crater. Closure of road and hiking trails.