A relatively young addition to the area's landscape, Showashinzan was created naturally in 1943, after lava broke through the ground after a series of strong earthquakes. Today, the 398 m (1,306 ft) tall mountain, which often lets out volcanic steam, represents a major tourist attraction. Take the ropeway to the top of Mt. Usu, another area attraction, or enjoy the walking trail with panoramic vistas of the surrounding nature, Pacific Ocean, and Lake Toya. Plan your visit to Showashinzan and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Sobetsu-cho online tour planner.
Stop by here for a while to take some photos with our kids.. Great place to see volcanic mountain up close more »
Showa-shinzan is nicknamed the "New Mountain" as it was formed in 1944 when Mt Usu erupted. At the time a local postmaster lived nearby and noted the landscape was changing when molten magma had... more »
Really how you can walk so close to the volcano and still be safe.
Great day trip, the views and landscape are so beautifull, and to see the steam coming out from the mountain is mesmerizing. The ice cream we had from one stall tasted like yogurt instead of milk. Make sure you do the cable car to mt.usu aswell
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