More than 11 years after the huge eruption of Mount Mihara on Oshima Island, a 2-km promenade that overlooks the crater has been completed.

Construction of the Ohachimeguri Yuhodo promenade began early this year after a prohibition on climbing the mountain was lifted last November. The 3-meter-wide gravel path, with fences at hazardous spots, is also equipped with loudspeakers in case of emergencies.

In addition to the panorama, visitors can view the reddish-brown crater wall and the volcano’s discharges of vapor as they take the approximately 35-minute walk. Islanders hope the promenade will bring back more visitors, according to officials.

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