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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 October 3, 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 June 27, 2017
mordecai12
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed October 3, 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!

3  Thank clocher23
Reviewed July 1, 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

2  Thank Peter C
Reviewed June 27, 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

10  Thank mordecai12
Reviewed November 7, 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

Thank cittabella
Reviewed April 28, 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

1  Thank geniegal
Reviewed October 12, 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

1  Thank bamboozler
Reviewed July 24, 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.

2  Thank KK L
Reviewed October 15, 2014

The drive up to and around Mt Shirane on a wonderful clear day is just spectacular. During our visit an exclusion zone had been declared in the vicinity of the crater lake unfortunately/fortunately. But from a number of angles it was possible to get an...More

1  Thank Constant T
Reviewed January 26, 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

Thank sashimi399
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Unfortunately, our views when we arrived at the top were hidden by cloud but the journey there was attractive

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