Mount Kusatsu-Shirane
Mount Kusatsu-Shirane
Mount Kusatsu-Shirane
Mount Kusatsu-Shirane Mount Kusatsu-Shirane Mount Kusatsu-Shirane

Mount Kusatsu-Shirane is an active volcano located in Kusatsu Town, Agatsuma District, Gunma Prefecture, at an altitude of 2,160 m. The official name is "Mt. Shirane", but to distinguish it from other Shirane Mountains it is called "Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane" with added area name.
The highlight of the mountain is Lake Yugama that looks like a moon with a white rock surface and the emerald green water shining on the crater brings a mysterious atmosphere. The reason for this beautiful color is Iron ions and sulfur dissolve in it that absorbs light of a specific wavelength.
You can enjoy many hiking trails around Mt. Shirane and see such alpine plants as gentian, dicentra, and rhododendron.

  • Address

    Kusatsu Town, Agatsuma District, Gunma Prefecture

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  • Best Season

    May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct.

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  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    About 2 hours from the Kan-Etsu Expressway "Shibukawa Ikaho IC" to Kusatsu via National Highway 353, National Highway 145, National Highway 292

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