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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 »
  • Had to drive 10/30 morning from Kusatsu Onsen and Shiga Kogen area where trees mountain white,? Why and while I go to the side and to the branches of the trees or ice is packed... rime? Rime ice or what was very good but I'm not sure. Quickly dissolved when hit, and went down. You could see a rare sight.
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  • Go to Kusatsu Onsen from Shinshu Nakano Shiga Kogen, ran a mountain road to drive. Left without first checking the roads well, but because of volcanic activity, line 292, is from branch to from 8:30 during in the 16:30 only during the day allowed became. Volcanic activity in some situations during the day but closed to seems to be. Closed interval is to able to take pictures of Mt. Shirane Vantage which was to stop banned parking on.
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