Drones to inspect Mount Hakone evacuation area

National Jun 17, 2015

Drones to inspect Mount Hakone evacuation area

Kanagawa Gov. Yuji Kuroiwa said two camera-mounted drones will be used on Friday to inspect the evacuation zone around the Owakudani hot-spring district on Mount Hakone. The alert level for the mountain is at 2, advising against entry to areas around the volcanic vent. The ...

Hakone's no-go volcanic zone streamed live online

National May 12, 2015

Hakone's no-go volcanic zone streamed live online

Volcanic earthquakes continued at Mount Hakone southwest of Tokyo on Tuesday, while the Kanagawa Prefectural Government started online streaming from a camera installed in the Owakudani hot springs area. The prefecture said it was responding to requests from the public, including tourists. The video can be ...

Hakone issues wider map to ease eruption zone fears

National May 8, 2015

Hakone issues wider map to ease eruption zone fears

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 ...