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Information regarding Mt. Kirishima (Mt. Shinmoe), as of March 10, 2018

An eruption is still ongoing at Mt. Shinmoe in the Kirishima mountain range, and the volcano alert level remains at level 3; do not approach the volcano. The Japan Meteorological Agency announced at 5:05 am on March 10 that the off limits area is expanded to within 4km of the Mt. Shinmoe crater.
Beware of large flying rocks and pyroclastic flows caused by eruptions within 4 km of the Mt. Shinmoe crater, and pay close attention to changes in volcanic activity by following TV or radio broadcast.

■ Road Closores

> Prefectural Road Route 104 (Kirishima Koen Kobayashi Route)
  [ Closed section ]
  The entire route between Shinyu Sansa Road in Makizono Town, 
  Kirishima City to Takachiho-gawara in Kirishima Taguchi, Kirishima City.

> Prefectural Road Route 480 (Kirishima Koen Route)
  [ Closed section ]
  The entire route between Municipal road Nagaike Yunono Sansa Road, 
  Kirishima City to Takachiho-gawara in Kirishima Taguchi, Kirishima City.

> Prefectural Road Route 1 (Kobayashi Ebino Kougen Makizono Route)
  [ Closed section ]
  The entire route between  Kagoshima and Miyazaki  Border, 
  Makizono town to Hayashida-Onsen saki , Kirishima City.

> Municipal road Route Nagaike Yunono
  [ Closed section ]
  The entire route between Yunono-Onsen,
  Kirishima Shrine dai saki


■ Major points and their straight-line distances from Mt. Shinmoe
・Kirishima Onsen Market                   approx. 5.9 km
・Kirishima Grand Shrine                    approx. 5.8 km
・Kirishima City Visitor Center            approx. 6.5 km
・Kagoshima Airport                           approx. 19.9 km
・Kirishima City Hall                          approx. 22.1 km

■ Hiking trail restrictions
・Between Kensakai Trail Entrance, Onami Pond and Mt. Karakuni
・Between Onami Pond Trail Entrance, Onami Pond and Mt. Karakuni
・Between Takachiho-gawara Visitor Center and Mt. Nakadake Nature Trail
・Between Takachiho-gawara, Mt. Nakadake and Mt. Shinmoe
・Between Yunono Trail Entrance and Mt. Shinmoe
・Between Shinyu Trail Entrance and Mt. Shinmoe
・Between Mt. Karakuni, Mt. Shishiko and Mt. Shinmoe
・Between Mt. Ohata and Mt. Shishiko

■ Tourist facilities affected by restrictions
・Lodging facilities Miyamaso and Shinmoeso

■ Tourist facilities being closed for the time being.
・Takachihogawara Visitor Center, Takachihogawara Park Service Center

*Other lodging and tourism related facilities in Kirishima City, and Hotel Ebino Kogenso in Ebino City lie beyond the 4 km no-entry zone and operate as usual, so please continue to check this site for up to date information and enjoy sightseeing in Kagoshima Prefecture.

We are looking forward to your visit.

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