A 2,160 meter active tall volcano also known as Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane.
From Kusatsu Hot Spring take an alpine highway with numerous hairpin curves.
Along the way, enjoy picturesque views of Lake Mononugu and the Sesho Plateau.
A crater lake atop Mt. Shirane, this is one of the world’s only lakes with acidic water.
Brimming with turquoise-colored water, the 300-meter deep lake, which measures 300 meters across, doesn’t freeze in the winter because of sulfurous springs located on its bottom.
Mt. Asama Oni-Oshidashi-en Park
Called “lava art,” this natural lava formation was created when Mt. Asama erupted in 1783.
The park’s name comes from local people who saw the eruption. They said it looked like a demon in the crater got so enraged that he pushed the rocks out to create the present landscape.
Visitors can see for themselves how violent the eruption was and its result, a sea of rocks that harmonizes with wonderful natural settings inherent of the Mt Asama Plateau.
Admission: Adults 650 yen, Children 450 yen
Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (park closes at 5:00 pm)
Closed in the winter (call in advance for details)
Free parking for 750 cars
At this 70-meter wide waterfall located at the origin of the Yukawa River in Nagano Prefecture, spring water that falls three meters from a the curved rocks of a cliff looks like hundreds of thin white threads.
As the water originates underground, it maintains a constant temperature and doesn’t get muddy even after it has rained.