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Photo Journal: Colorful tribute


Autumn-colored leaves decorate the slopes of Mount Ontake, which straddles Nagano and Gifu prefectures, on Sep. 25, 2016. An eruption at the mountain that left 63 dead or missing, the worst volcanic disaster in post-World War II Japan, marks its two-year anniversary on Sept. 27, 2016. The number of visitors to the mountain this season has exceeded last year's 27,000, but is still far from that of pre-eruption levels of around 100,000 in 2013. According to management of the Ontake cable cars, the autumn foliage near the top of the mountain will be at its best for viewing from the end of September through early October, while that of the slopes nearer to the middle will be best viewed from early to mid-October. (Mainichi)

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