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Steam and smoke bubbling out from one of the springs in the side of a volcano. We didn’t know at the time but we were not far from the base of Mt Ontake and the day after this there was an unexpected eruption. Volcanic eruptions certainly weren’t on the risk assessment for this trip! It was awful to learn later that many people had died as a result of the ash cloud from the eruption. Heading to Matsumoto, Japan Alps, Japan