Mount Kusatsu-Shirane

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Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane
Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane (Photo: Kusatsu Shirane-san – 663highland / CC BY-SA 3.0)

The Kusatsu Shirane Mountain (also called Shirane Mountain) is an active stratovolcano in Kusatsu, Gunma Prefecture. It is 2,160 meters high and is located immediately north of the Asama volcano. The volcano last erupted in 1983 and 2018.


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 (Map) (Directions)


General Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Paid parking


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

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