The most recent eruption was in 2000. In 2007, Mount Usu was selected as one of Japan's top 100 geological sites.More
The most recent eruption was in 2000. In 2007, Mount Usu was selected as one of Japan's top 100 geological sites.
Take the cable car to the top of Mount Youzu. The fare of the cable car is 1500 yen. The cable car is quite large, there are no seats inside, and they are all standing. You can see half of Lake Toya and Showa Shinzan on the cable car. When you reach the top of the mountain, there is an observatory on the right hand side. This is also a good place to view Lake Toya. However, it was too foggy that day and the lake could not be seen anywhere. Along the boardwalk, you can come to the valley of the Zhu volcano, which is the crater. The boardwalk has been down, you can take a closer look at the smoking crater, but it is very tired to climb up.