Sakurajima – The Great Active Volcano of Japan

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There are several tourist activities that can be carried out around different locations, some of artificial origin, such as in large buildings, and others of natural ancestry, such as islands, archipelagos and even volcanoes, such as the Sakurajima.

Japan works its tourism on precisely this union between these two different fields, highlighting its natural beauties, but also highlighting its technological capacity, betting on model cities and futuristic constructions.

This same type of movement is replicated in the most different countries around the world, in order to highlight the different riches of the most diverse regions, be they natural infrastructure heritage, or those that were built with the human workforce.

A relationship that moves even the business market, as a environmental license company, which regulates services related to the opening of a company, based on its suitability for the environment in which it is located.

Without causing any environmental damage, which can even jeopardize the lives of those present, as well as the very image of the company, taking into account the increasingly aware situation to which the public currently finds itself.

This relationship between the natural and the artificial is the main focus of the tourism sector, which, by associating these two scenarios, allows a country to better promote its tourist services, in order to reach the largest possible number of tourists from other countries.

Something common even in the Brazilian scene, which has natural monuments, such as Corcovado, the dunes in the Maranhão sheets, but also with artificial structures, such as Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro and the large metropolises in São Paulo.

Where the most varied buildings and offices, such as a dentist office or office of companies that provide services of process design and improvement. A set of rooms that form large building structures, turning them into tourist spots.

This entire introduction serves only to exemplify how it is possible for a country to bet on different approaches during the process of marketing its tourist services, as Japan does.

A place focused not only on publicizing its modern achievements, but also its natural riches, highlighting its volcanoes.

Japan's 118 Volcanoes

The relationship between Japan and its volcanoes

In terms of natural resources, Japan has something of great prominence, which are its huge archipelagos, a set of mountains of the most varied sizes, with different heights and extensions of land.

The biggest highlight turns out to be Mount Fuji, the highest mountain found on the island of Honshu and also in the general archipelago of Japan. Known for its height, Mount Fuji has already been portrayed in films and advertising aimed at the country.

What some don't know is that the Mount Fuji it is also an active volcano, however, having a low risk of eruption, as observed by the professionals who perform the service of hazard report, with a focus on environment of natural origin.

There are also others volcanoes known as Mount Aso, known as one of the most active volcanoes in the country, in many cases resulting in the need to evacuate residents and tourists from the region, because of the risks brought by this eruption.

But for those looking to discover lesser-known points in the tourist culture of a country, a recommendation is to visit Sakurajima Island, which has a low-activity volcano, allowing tourists to approach this place of dangerous beauty.

And to explain more about the characteristics of this place, first it is important to talk about its origins, including the fact that this location is not actually an island, despite having been in the past.

Sakurajima's Features

Sakurajima is a Japanese term that refers to a specific type of flowers dominant in the region, with this place being popularly referred to as the "Island of Cherry Trees". 

Located in Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu, being one of Japan's main islands, found in the extreme southwestern region of the country, this region is famous for its beaches, hot springs and, of course, its wonderful volcanoes.

Among these volcanoes, Sakurajima stands out, a place in evidence for its constant activity, but also as a tourist spot, for receiving the most diverse tourists, not only from outside the country, but also the residents of Japan.

After all, it is common for someone who lives in the most advanced area of the country, in terms of technologies in the case, such as urban centers, to look for new air during their vacation period, still in a post-pandemic period.

Individuals have been isolated for a long time and have started to take to the streets, with the tourist market adapting to the new reality of fabric masks and surgical operations, focusing on travel packages to be carried out in the internal environment of the country.

And within this relationship, the Sakurajima region becomes a sought-after destination for the return of tourist trips, being a place recognized for its natural beauty, which differs from many of the mountains in the country, because of the rustic scenery of the place.

This is a result of its constant eruption, being a volcano that even today continues with a constant rate of eruptions, being always found trails of smoke near this region, which even helps to fortify its tourist potential.

Despite these constant activities, Sakurajima is also known for its low-level operations, that is, posing little risk to tourists and residents of Kagoshima, the closest city to the volcano, about 4km away.

This security will be defined by the environmental professionals who work in the region, who, as well as a preliminary environmental assessment to be carried out to ensure the absence of risks when implementing a work in an environmental region, define this level of protection.

Especially because these services end up being also related to a commercial issue, given the possibility of Japan focusing on tourist activities in the place, without any adversity happening to the visitors of this region.

However, this calm in Sakurajima, with controlled eruptions, was not always a reality on the island, which in fact ceased to be an island precisely because of a great activity that occurred in the last century.

Sakurajima - Sakurajima: Discover Japan's Active Volcano

The Great Eruption of 1914

A large lava flow that occurred in 1914 caused a complete change in the local geography, causing the place formerly known as Cherry Blossom Island to become a peninsula, through a land link between the former island and the mainland.

Since then, Sakurajima has never suffered from an eruption of this volume, capable of endangering the lives of everyone around it, including the residents of the mainland, counting now on this land connection, a result of the activities of 1914.

In order to protect itself in this sense, it is necessary to constantly monitor not only Sakurajima, but also all the volcanoes present in the country, in order to guarantee safety, as should be done in a industrial boiler shop.

Something of great importance for a region surrounded by mountains, with active and dormant volcanoes, with some of the most popular ones such as:

  • Mount Fuji;
  • Mount Ontake (the second highest volcano in the country)
  • Mount Aso;
  • Mount Daisen (sleeping volcano).

The places of great natural wealth, resulting from their current or past eruptions, in which the achievements that an extreme temperature variation can result in the formation of new land strips are displayed.

In view of this, it is something to be observed by a temperature transmitter inside a factory, with the heat of the boilers allowing the handling of different metallic-based materials. With volcanoes, this mineral relationship is exponentiated to a giant level of amplitude.

And having lived with this situation for years, the authorities of Japan began to adapt to the natural reality of their country, through the creation of safety protocols, which deal by bringing information on how to act in possible natural accidents.

As with volcano eruptions, great service is required. work safety training for professionals who will work in this region, including those in the tourism sector.

After all, when dealing with a group of visitors, in the event of a problem such as an eruption or earthquake, it is up to these professionals to guide the rest of the group on how to protect themselves and where to seek shelter during such events.

Therefore, it is precisely because of this frequent monitoring, together with the adoption of security techniques, that it is possible for Japan to explore the tourist value of these regions, even a volcano with frequent activity such as Sakurajima.

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