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Mount Usu

It is said that Mount Usu's basic ground shape was formed at an eruption about 20,000 years ago, whereas its peak is said to have collapsed about 7-8000 years ago to its present day shape. The volcano had already 4 eruptions in the 20th century alone, and it is said its eruption cycle is approximately 30 years long. A recommended spot is the main crater from the 1977 eruption, which you can see once you take the Usu Ropeway up to Mount Usu and walk a couple of 100m to the observatory deck. You can also hike from there almost half around the crater on a further hiking trail called the "Usu Volcano South Rim Hiking Trail" (link below).

Name Mount Usu
Address 〒 052-0102 Showa-Shinzan, Sobetsu-cho, Usu-gun, Hokkaido

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