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At Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane, experience the power of an active volcano and see unusual emerald acidic lakes with yellow sulfur floating on the surface. Standing at 2,160 m (7,086 ft), the volcano attracts hikers and nature lovers year-round. In spring and summer, trek along numerous trails leading past craters, lakes, peaks, and nearby waterfalls. Ski in winter, and in fall enjoy the vibrant autumn colors. The ski ropeway and chairlift operate all year, for easy access to the summit. Due to its active volcanic nature, verify if the peak is open to the public before you go. Put Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane and other Kusatsu-machi attractions into our Kusatsu-machi online trip maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane Reviews
As per October 2018, the area is closed up to a certain point. I suggest that you get a map and explanations about where to walk from the tourist centre in the bus station. We took a forest walk of..... more »
My hotel informed me that the danger level had been raised from a level 1 to a level 2 and therefore this area was closed to visitors at this time. more »
Mt,Shirane claim from the parking about 20minutes very hard.But very beautiful lake waiting for you.the lake color emerald green very beautiful!
i was there for the eruption!!!! it was amazing :D
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