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Mt. Shirane, Kusatsu-machi

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Mountain Nature / Park
At Mt. 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. By using our Kusatsu-machi vacation route planner, you can arrange your visit to Mt. Shirane and other attractions in Kusatsu-machi.
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  • We have seen the hot water kettles and 6/2017 was broken around the regulations, and was abandoned three years ago. When we arrived on the observation deck you can see the water kettle on the day was unfortunately raining lightly, but was stopped by rain. You must leave your car at the parking lot located at-Shirane mountain rest house to see the hot water boiler. From the first parking lot no. 3 car parking away from the field, but no. 3 car park have been closed. It is close to the trail head to the Observatory and enter first parking lot from Kusatsu, the late rice. Second car just a toilet and rest house near the place.
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  • Arriving at the base of the ropeway, the weather was still sunny and nice. We decided to take the ropeway to the mountain and see the famous volcanic lake there. The cable car was quite small in size,...  more »
  • Always stop by when we go to Emerald okama love, cool even in the summer before the Manza Onsen, Shiga Kogen, was fascinated. Down alert level did not cloud's 24-hour Kusatsu Shiga routes become passable, I pounced. June enough snow there always more than the good weather would be best! Tsumagoi village tourism on the way back (very friendly and clean restrooms! ) To went "I had put the rope in the parking lot and the rest," and, "there, not third please park in the parking lot" with was. This time we okama in weather didn't have the spring return yunomaru Kogen Japanese azalea and dicentra bloom was helpful (laughs). Bound by 40 ° C during summer and also would like to cool off in the plateau of 23 ° C and the emerald green.
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