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Mt. Shirane, Kusatsu-machi

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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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  • The hot spring water in Kusatsu originates from Mt Shirane. Therefore, one's trip to Kusatsu is not complete until he or she visits Mt Shirane. I took a bus from Kusatsu station to the base of Mt Shir...  more »
  • We took the JR bus up to the start of the Shirane Ropeway. If you have a JR Rail Pass the bus is free, if not, you can get a local bus up for ¥300 (I think). The Ropeway was ¥1500 return. Let me say, ...  more »
  • Due to recent volcanic activity the public cannot get right to the top. But you can still take the cable car and the October views are just beginning to show the autumn colours around the base area. T...  more »