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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Even though it was rainy, cloudy, and grey, the view was just amazing. We were worried it would be too expensive to pay 2000 yen to go on the ropeway if it was only a couple minutes, but it was totally worth it. Even without...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Really loved this place despite the cloudy weather that restricted what I imagine would be great views. The cable car ride is stunning and takes you to a good place to explore the crater. Any relatively fit person should be able to manage the walk.

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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

if you want to get the best view, you will need to get to the viewing platform which is very far from the start point. to make things worse, very steep stairs to and fro. not for kids.

Thank raullim7
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Mt Usu, a major tourist attraction in the Shikotsu-Toya National Park, is located directly south of Lake Toya. The Usuzan Ropeway is the easiest way to reach the summit but there are several long hiking trails to the summit and a trail around the main...More

Thank JohnD209
Reviewed July 20, 2018

We are heading to Lake Toya from Noboribetsu, therefore, I planned to visit Mount Usu as a stop while driving to our destination. The place is easy to access via navigating by the car GPS. The place is awesome when I reach as the place...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

We took the gondola to the top then walked the crater rim for magnificent views all around. Total walk about 80 minutes with a few stairs to get heart working. Must do this trip.

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

We went to Mt. Usu and Volcano Village. There is a ropeway to the top of Mt. Usu (a Volcano) with spectacular views of Lake Toya and the surrounding area. There is adjacent to Mt. Usu a bald headed Mountain (named Showa-shinzan) that arose from...More

Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

I say hidden because the morning we visited Mt Usu it was visible only briefly for seconds when the sun appeared, so was in & out of cloud. The Ropeway taken from the car park gave us the best views. Once up, it's an approx...More

Thank Maurticia51
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

This is an active volcano. There is a ropeway all the way to the top. There is guided mini presentation on the history of this tourist attraction and how the Japanese can detect volcsnic eruptions. There is a hiking trail as well all the way...More

1  Thank Miles527
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Mount Usu Ropeway There are many live volcanos in Japan. Mount Usu is one of the them. According to records, Mt Usu has erupted 9 times since 1663. The landscape changes with each eruption with new lava dome and caldera lake created. The later being...More

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