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. Put Mt. Shirane and other Kusatsu-machi attractions into our Kusatsu-machi online trip maker , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Parking uphill road for about 20 minutes, I was actually more flavor to the lack of exercise, but still see the water boiling and lower body pain is forgotten. The weather was good, could enjoy.
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  • The beauty of this lake in the crater of Mt. Shirane will remain engraved in your memory. According to the weather get good shoes, gloves and a Cap.
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  • Kusatsu hot spring the next morning I went by car. Overlooking the mountain smell of the leaves with sulfur to the parking lot. From there walk 20 minutes before Emerald Lake. Shadow of the clouds over the Lake then great.
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