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Nicely landscaped for tourists to walk ard and take photos. We could get really up close to the mountain. It was a great place for me to explain abt active volcanoes because of the steam that was still escaping from the cracks.
This new volcano is part of the Usuzan volcano system. It started erupting from a field in 1944. As this was during the Great Pacific War, the Japanese government reportedly did not announce the eruption for fear that the mountain would be used as a...More
I came here with a plan to only wander the area at the base of the cable car. The views were great, amazing to be in the shadow of active volcanic activity as you can see the smoking rocks not far off.
It is a...More
our tour guide showashinzan was a new mountain. we stop by in the souvenir market and our tour guide said the in this place they have a famous cream. and many tourist buy the cream. there are some restaurant and coffee shop. the green tea...More
We enjoyed the cable car and hike very much although it will definitely be more enjoyable on a clear sunny day. Most shops and restaurants closed by 4pm during winter. Be prepared to get a taxi if you miss the infrequent bus.
This is a small volcano that has been formed after the last eruption. You can walk up quite close to it and take pictures, or take the Usuzan Ropway to see it from above. In this area there are lots of restaurants and the main...More
After having a great time with the bears, we took a ropeway ride to the observatory deck. From here we can see a better view of Mr. Showa Shinzan still smoking, center crater of Mr. Usu and the panoramic view of Lake Toya.
This barren brown volcanic Dome stands out prominently amidst the forested greenery background.
Its an unusual sight, beautiful yet "bare". The history behind it is interesting.
Three different perspective views can be seen from the ground level, the Ropeway car above & at Mt Usu...More