Tuesday afternoon (30 June), local time, the volcano alert for Mount Hakone on Honshu Island was raised from Level 2 to Level 3 following a minor earthquake in the region. Following the increase in activity, access restrictions to the mountain have been implemented.
At present the roads leading to Gora remain open, however, those leading to Owakudani are currently closed. Other surrounding areas remain unaffected.
Destination Asia Japan has already made contact with those clients in the area and will continue to monitor the situation closely. Our staff are on full alert to react quickly and effectively should the need arise to alter any travel plans.
Destination Asia Japan will provide updates as necessary.