Disaster Updates

9/6 Hokkaido Earthquake

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


July Torrential Rains

In early July 2018, torrential rains caused flooding and landslides in various parts of western and central Japan:

  • Train service between Takayama and Toyama is disrupted. 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.
  • 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.