Visit of today very active Nakadake volcano
The weather has changed to colder and cloudy. Coming closer to the famous Nakadake volcano, which has the biggest crater on earth, we think it has started raining… but coming closer we realize that it is grey ashes falling down.
On the street the streets the wind plays with the ashes. We are passing by mountain ridges, where you still can see how the lava has flown.
It is very impressive to be that close to an active volcano, and it’s getting even more exciting when we reach the station of the cable cars. Big dusty clouds are dancing over the mountain ridge and it is difficult to keep the eyes open as the ashes and tiny pieces are dancing in the air. Therefore the cable station today stays closed as it is too dangerous to go further up.
Therefore we return to our Onsen Hotel, have a nice warm bath, and I start preparing myself for tomorrows visit of Mr. Matsumoto, the producer of our Sakura-no Sencha.