Information on Shinmoedake (Mt Kirishima)
Information from Kagoshima Tourism as of 1 March 2018:
An eruption is still ongoing at Mt. Shinmoe in the Kirishima mountain range, and the volcano alert level is maintained at level 3, do not approach the volcano.
The Japan Meteorological Agency has announced at 4:40 pm on March 1st that the off limits area is expanded to within 3km from the Mt. Shinmoe crater.
Beware of large flying rocks and pyroclastic flows caused by eruptions covering areas within 3 km of the Mt. Shinmoe crater, and pay close attention to changes in volcanic activity by following TV or radio broadcast.
◇ Major locations and their straight-line distances from Mt. Shinmoe
・Shinyu Branch Point
(junction of Prefectural Road Routes 1 and 104) approx. 3.4 km
・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
● 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 3 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.