2015年05月16日

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FAQ of Volcanic Activity in Hakone (Owakudani) Area

Because the volcano at Owakudani area is in activity, there are some influence to the sightseeing in Hakone area.
Here are Frequently asked questions below. (Situation on May 16. 2015)

How far is it from Hakone-Yumoto to Owakudani?
The one-line distance between Hakone-Yumoto to Owakudani is around 10Km (6miles)

Are earthquakes occurs frequently?
Weak earthquakes are occurring more frequently than before.
However, these earthquakes don't have much power to break even a flower pot.

Is there any impact to the hot spring (Onsen) water?
No. There is no influence to the hot spring (Onsen) water in Hakone-Yumoto area.
Our guest may enjoy natural hot spring (ones) water as usual.

Is there any influence to the transportation?
Because Owakudani station is in dangerous area, Hakone-Ropeway has been suspended its services.
Substitute buses will be operated from May 20 2015 between Togendai station and Sounzan station.
Shinkansen (Bullet train) and Odakyu line (Odakyu Romance car) are operating as usual.

Is there any influence to the sightseeing?
The off-limit area is quite limited.
Most of sights in Hakone (except Owakudani) are open as usual.

I want to eat the 'Black Egg'
Unfortunately you may not eat the 'Black Egg'
The eggs had been boiled in the off-limit area.

Can I see the volcanic smoke from Hakone-Yumoto area?
No. Because Owakudani is far and there are a few mountains between Hakone-Yumoto and Owakudani, you may not see the smoke from Hakone-Yumoto area.

I am worried if the volcanic gas will come to the hotel.

Actually volcanic gas has been spewed out. However Owakudani is so far that the gas can't arrive to Hakone-Yumoto area.
There is no smell of suffer (volcanic gas) smell at Hakone-Yumoto area.

You may see the restricted area around Oowakudani map from the link below.
http://www.town.hakone.kanagawa.jp/hakone_j/content/000031068.pdf

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