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We went to Mt. Usu and Volcano Village. There is a ropeway to the top of Mt. Usu (a Volcano) with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LV2KNOW
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Centreville, Maryland
Hidden Mt Usu

I say hidden because the morning we visited Mt Usu it was visible only briefly for seconds when the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maurticia51
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Mt. Usu and Volcano Village. There is a ropeway to the top of Mt. Usu (a Volcano) with spectacular views of Lake Toya and the surrounding area. There is adjacent to Mt. Usu a bald headed Mountain (named Showa-shinzan) that arose from...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I say hidden because the morning we visited Mt Usu it was visible only briefly for seconds when the sun appeared, so was in & out of cloud. The Ropeway taken from the car park gave us the best views. Once up, it's an approx...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

This is an active volcano. There is a ropeway all the way to the top. There is guided mini presentation on the history of this tourist attraction and how the Japanese can detect volcsnic eruptions. There is a hiking trail as well all the way...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Mount Usu Ropeway There are many live volcanos in Japan. Mount Usu is one of the them. According to records, Mt Usu has erupted 9 times since 1663. The landscape changes with each eruption with new lava dome and caldera lake created. The later being...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Once you've arrived on Mount Usu, you can go through a cafe/gift shop and either just enjoy the view from the observation platform or hike for 1-2 hours on one of the trails. The further you walk, the less touristy it will be. Be careful...More

1  Thank Christina F
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to hike near Lake Toya. It starts with a journey up on the ropeway for about 6 minutes. The ropeway will take you to the Lake Toya observatory platform. Then you can carry on to do various levels of walks...More

Thank priorityfood
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Just like most people, we made the trip here expecting to get a clear panoramic view of the nearby lake & mountains. It has been raining for 2 days & we could see heavy fog at the top where the Ropecar literally disappears midway into...More

Thank Travelove58
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Caught the cable car up then turned left and walked past the view point, 700 metres and most people stop here, then down the steps and along the crater rim to the far view point. There are a lot of steps, it's 1.6kms to the...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Walk to the right when you exit the cable car for views of showa shinzan and lake toya. Then walk the opposite direction up the top of the hill for views of the bay and the geopark. This is also the entrance to the walking...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

As we headed up early, we had the luxury of a private cable car experience and were the only ones at the crater and view points. If you are seeking good view of the entire/large area of the lake, and Mt.Uzu crater, this is worth...More

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