The tourism impact of volcanic eruption happened on Mount Ontake
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A volcanic eruption happened on Mount Ontake which caused over 50 tourist dead in centre Japan on September 27,2014. Mount Ontake located on the Japanese island of Honshu about 100 kilometers northeast of Nagoya and about 200 km southwest of Tokyo. This report discusses the impact of the Mt Ontake volcanic eruption in tourism industry and made some suggestion for the following recovery of Reconstruction process.
This report discusses the impact of the Mt Ontake volcanic eruption in tourism industry. Firstly, the issue and factor in tourism related to the loss of economic benefit in a period would be analyzed. This includes how it impacts the Mt Ontake, as it both is valuable nature resource and culture…show more content…
Even now, disciples wearing white clothing -kimono for ascetic training, come and go there refer a part of culture (JNTO, 2014). The religious center of Japan is in Kiso, the area of Mt Ontake. For the domestic religious tourists, Leah pointed out that the Japanese concept of tourism for a trip from the pilgrimage, so for them, the most important place when they are visiting is the land of temples and other religious places (Leah, 2008). In the case of Mt Ontake can not be recovery to normal travel order in a short term, it can be expected that there would be a increase in other domestic important religious sites. For example, the tourist who was scheduled to visit this religious center in Kiso may choose to visit Tokyo's religious center instead.
The eruption also re-awakened the people’s worry about the other volcano in Japan. France Nihon University Joint research articles and worked in July noted that Fuji has great danger of the outbreak, after the 2011 earthquake in Japan (). Volcano experts point out that the last time Mount Fuji erupted was in 1707, just 49 days after the massive 8.7 magnitude Hoei earthquake（Telegraph）. A very strong earthquake like that seen on 11 March 2011 (which caused a catastrophic tsunami) can heighten the risk of volcanic eruptions in the region due to an accumulation of magma,” he said in 2012(Telegraph). The impact would be the number of visitors fell within the volcano tourist areas, especially tourist area of Mount Fuji. On the