To Hakone Visitors:
On Sunday 19th May Reiwa (2019) 2 a.m., Japan Meteorological Agency pronounced and raised the Volcanic Alert “2” to the Owakudani Crater Alert.
The Hakone- machi local government has taken the regulation which can not go in around Owakudani area all day long on 19th May.
The areas where around Owakudani Crater Alert is given to are as follows.
A rang of a radius of approximatety 500m around the Owakudani smoke place.
The Hakone Ropeway which runs over the Owakudani Crater has been suspended all lines.
Traffic ban to the Owakudani parking lot from Owakudani junction of three roads between prefectural roads 734, about 1km.
Hiking trail of Owakudani (about 3km long)
Since the eruption level increase of 2015, we made use of the expenence these 4 years ago, enough and in cooperation with Kanagawa Prefecture Gorvement and business company, acted as a [Hakone (Owakudani) Volcano Refuge Project] and [Refuge Instruction Manual for the Preparation to Volcanic Activity] including the development.
To have all of you enjoy a trip Hakone in safety, we Hakone-machi will exchange information.with the Hot Springs Research Institute of Kanagawa Prefecture, The Japan Meteorological Agency and the relevant organizations of Kanagawa Prefecture to transmit the appropriate information.
We cause you worry and inconvenience, but we would like understanding and cooperation.
Mayor of Hakone-machi ; Yamaguchi Nobuo