Mount Kusatsu-Shirane

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Mount Kusatsu-Shirane (or Mount Shirane) is an active stratovolcano in Kusatsu, Gunma Prefecture. This 2,160-meter tall volcano has had notable eruptions in 1983 and 2018. There are three crater lakes at the summit of Mount Kusatsu-Shirane. The largest is Yu-gama crater lake; with its turquoise blue waters and rafts of yellow sulfur, it makes for a striking and mysterious vista to all who visit. It is also the most acidic lake in Japan.


As of January 23, 2018, the summit of the volcano has been off-limits to the public. This closure includes the three crater lakes.



Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane, Gunma (الخريطة) (الاتجاهات)



A 30-minute bus ride from the Kusatsu Onsen town center Kusatsu Bus Terminal to Shirane Resthouse. 

Mount Kusatsu-Shirane


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