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Nature's beauty

The water color was truly mysterious and awesome. It's a bit of hiking up to the peak and you can't... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
clocher23
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Canada
Cable car and hike with wonderful views

This is one attraction that majority of tourists to Kusatsu miss. Don't miss this. You get to see... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
mordecai12
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Singapore, Singapore
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Oct 30, 2018
“Area closed but still a nice walk with great views of the surrounding”
Oct 23, 2018
“Area Closed”
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

As per October 2018, the area is closed up to a certain point. I suggest that you get a map and explanations about where to walk from the tourist centre in the bus station. We took a forest walk of 5h return towards the right...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank regl2017
Reviewed 23 October 2018

My hotel informed me that the danger level had been raised from a level 1 to a level 2 and therefore this area was closed to visitors at this time.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

The water color was truly mysterious and awesome. It's a bit of hiking up to the peak and you can't see the lake up close these days, but it's worth it. Just one thing, I wish the weather wasn't too foggy and drizzly!

Date of experience: October 2017
5  Thank clocher23
Reviewed 2 July 2017

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, accommodating 4 person only. And along the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Peter C
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is one attraction that majority of tourists to Kusatsu miss. Don't miss this. You get to see where all the water at Kusatsu come from. If you hike up Mount Shirane to the crater, you can get a wonderful view of not just the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
15  Thank mordecai12
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

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 Shirane. There's a restaurant, selling ramen, soba, soft...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank cittabella
Reviewed 29 April 2016

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

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank geniegal
Reviewed 13 October 2015

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. There is a small bus taking tourists onward...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank bamboozler
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

For those you plan to visit the mt shirane, please note that its not open for public to visit due to the activeness of the volcano. Hope it will reopen soon. The road to the mountain still open but cannot stop by.

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank KK L
Reviewed 26 January 2014

This is the highest national road located at altitude 2142m. The view from the point is amazing. From Nozori Lake, via Manza, to Mt. Shirane, it takes few hours, so you can do in a day trip. Please enjoy the splendid view from the point....More

Date of experience: December 2013
Thank sashimi399
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