Hiji camping area re-opened after typhoon damages cleared

The Hiji camping area has re-opened for business on Apr. 15. The area was severely damaged by the typhoons of 2012, and camping site has been closed until now.

The first day of the re-opening was a great fine day, and more than 100 people had fun trekking or camping.

The typhoons last year caused severe damage to the camping site such as fallen trees and falling rocks blocking off paths so that visitors could not walk around. The staff of Kunigami Sightseeing Department and Kunigami Village Office cleared the fallen trees and paths over the winter, making it possible to re-open the camping site. However, some paths still remain closed because of landslides, and there are some detours.