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Great visit and nice place to walk

We are heading to Lake Toya from Noboribetsu, therefore, I planned to visit Mount Usu as a stop... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
William W
Great view and walk

We took the gondola to the top then walked the crater rim for magnificent views all around. Total... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We are heading to Lake Toya from Noboribetsu, therefore, I planned to visit Mount Usu as a stop while driving to our destination. The place is easy to access via navigating by the car GPS. The place is awesome when I reach as the place...More

Thank William W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the gondola to the top then walked the crater rim for magnificent views all around. Total walk about 80 minutes with a few stairs to get heart working. Must do this trip.

Thank matmanf27
Reviewed 2 June 2018

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

Reviewed 27 May 2018 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

Thank Maurticia51
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

1  Thank Miles527
Reviewed 16 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

Thank Yapahloy
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
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
Reviewed 21 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
Reviewed 12 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

Thank Gooner51
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