Part of Hakone Ropeway Reopens

Service on the Hakone Ropeway has reopened between Ubako Station and Togendai Station after the entire route was closed due to fear of possible volcanic activity around the Owakudani area.

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There is still a no-entry zone maintained for Owakudani, and the ropeway remains closed between Ubako Station and Sounzan Station. In order to compensate for this inconvenience, there is a substitute bus service running between Togendai, Ubako, and Sounzan.

It remains unclear when the ropeway will reopen completely as the volcanic valley is still showing signs of potential eruptions.