In response to the questions about the travel safety concerning Japan (given the upcoming sakura season), here is a list of the places shut down at least until mid-March: I will refrain from providing my personal remarks about the situation since it changes everyday (also – I don’t trust myself to be objective enough when it comes to canceling traveling plans). Here is another very helpful link for quantitative assessment of the situation: The photo is from Yakiyama hike last week.