Information on Hakone & Owakudani

掲載日:2019年10月7日

 

Mt. Hakone’s Volcanic Alert Level Lowered to 1

Mt. Hakone’s Volcanic Alert Level was lowered from 2 (near-crater warning) to 1(potential for increased activity) by the Japan Meteorological Agency at 10:00 on Monday, October 7, 2019.
 

Entry to Owakudani-enchi has been restricted, however, we will conduct maintenance on the facilities in the area and evacuation guiding drills for safety confirmation to re-open Owakudani-enchi as soon as possible.

 

Message from Governor Kuroiwa

October 7, 2019
 

Japan Meteorological Agency announced that the Volcanic Alert Level for Mt.Hakone was lowered from 2 to 1 at 10:00 today.
 

About five months have passed since the Level was raised to 2 on May 19 this year.
Since then, we have been waiting for this day while striving to cause no harmful rumors and no human damage together with the people of Hakone Town and concerned businesses. I, as the local governor, wish to share the joy with these people.
 

Entry to Owakudani-enchi has been restricted, however, we will conduct maintenance of the facilities in the area and evacuation guiding drills for safety confirmation to re-open Owakudani-enchi as soon as possible.
 

Hakone in autumn is especially beautiful. I hope many people will visit Hakone from both Kanagawa and other prefectures and enjoy viewing the colored leaves and magnificent Mt. Fuji and bathing in the hot springs.
 

 

Yuji Kuroiwa
Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture