• Kyodo, Staff Report

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To limit damage to tourism from Mount Hakone’s surge in volcanic activity, the town of Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, has posted a new “eruption alert level map” on its website to show that only a small part of the popular hot springs resort is off-limits.

The map is not intended to emphasize the dangers of potential eruptions in Owakudani, the district popular for its volcanic vent, but is aimed at showing how small the no-go zone is to prevent tourists from ditching the Hakone area as a whole, municipal officials said.

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