Announcement About the Eruption of Mt. Ontake, Nagano, Japan

2014-10-02

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Nagano Prefecture’s Official Tourism Email Newsletter 【Extra Edition

October 2, 2014

Issued by: International Tourism Promotion Office,

Nagano Prefecture

 

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As you may have already heard on the news, Mt. Ontake, located on the border of Nagano and Gifu Prefectures, erupted on September 27. 

Right now, entry to the mountain is restricted in an area up to 4km around the crater.

The main transportation in the area, including JR Chuo Line West, Chuo Expressway, Rt. 19, is operating normally.

The tourist sites in the Kiso Valley, including Tsumago and Narai Post Towns, are not affected by the eruption, and you can enjoy visiting them. Also, none of the other popular sites in Nagano, including Kamikochi, Matsumoto, Hakuba, Suwa, Karuizawa, Nagano and Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park are affected by the eruption. 

Please visit “GO! Nagano” for updates as new information becomes available.

We have been receiving many inquiries about falling volcanic ash.  The areas which are affected by volcanic ash are limited. Please visit the Japan Meteorological Agency website for the information:

http://www.data.jma.go.jp/svd/vois/data/tokyo/STOCK/kouhai/kouhai.html

Unfortunately, this information is not in English right now. Please click the top link from the list of 10 recent updates about volcanic ash (御嶽山に関する降灰予報). The red areas on the maps are predicted to have falling volcanic ash at the designated times. 

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