Mount Kusatsu-Shirane-san

Travel Guide - Mount Kusatsu-Shirane-san

Information

Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane-san is a 2,160 meters high active volcano.
You can go to the summit of the mountain by ropeway.
The 2.4-kilometer journey between Sesshogawara (Dry River of Death) and the summit takes 8 minutes.
In the winter you can take in the famous Kusatsu International Ski Slopes below you, and in the summer you can gaze upon the magnificent natural landscape.
This commanding view of Kusatsu Onsen is an absolute must.

Opening Hours

  • Ropeway: 9:00 - 16:20

Closed

  • Ropeway: May and November (for maintainance)

Access / Public Transport

  • Ropeway: 40 minutes from JR Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station by the bus bound for Shirane Kazan. Get off at Sesshogawara Bus stop, then transfer to the ropeway at Sanroku Station.
  • 60 minutes from JR Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station by the bus bound for Shirane Kazan. Get off at the last stop, then walk 20 minutes.

Address / Location

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Yugama
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