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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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  • Shirane mountain routes in the Gunma Kusatsu hot spring on the way to the hot spring area. Good views and listen to people, to this course. 2160 metres above sea level. Almost no plants near the Summit, a chilly atmosphere. The crater lake of emerald green appear suddenly in the car while driving. This is superb. But car parking cannot be stopped. Unfortunately. Recommended to travel in a vehicle other than the.
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  • Near Mt. Aoba, ropeway is out and you can quickly go to the Summit with this. Has been some hiking trails from the top. 10/30/2016, Shirane mountain top one kilometer near the eruption alert for off limits are. Arch pond free tour bus comes from the summit station, see bow pond from inside the car.
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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 »