[Kanto scenic tour] [Gunma Prefecture] Motorcycle trip to Mt. Kusatsu Shirane! A solo trip to get the power of nature from an active volcano

Hello! This is _hiroyuki.ta, a moto blogger.

This time, I would like to introduce a motorcycle trip to Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane in Gunma Prefecture.

Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane is an active volcano and famous as one of Japan’s leading hot spring resorts.

This time, I toured to Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane on a Harley Sports Glide (FLSB).


What is Mt. Kusatsu Shirane?

Kusatsu Shirane is an active volcano that straddles Gunma and Nagano prefectures.

The altitude is 2,172m at the summit of Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane, and 2,057m at the summit of Mt. Shirane, Kusatsu-Shirane.

Volcanic activity is active, and an eruption occurred in 2009.

Kusatsu Shiraneyama is also famous as one of Japan’s leading hot spring areas.

There are many hot springs scattered throughout the area, including Kusatsu Onsen, Manza Onsen, and Jigokudani Onsen.

Route to Mt. Kusatsu Shirane

The route from central Tokyo to Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane is as follows.

  • Take the Shuto Expressway Central Loop Line, Outer Ring Road, Kanetsu Expressway, and Joshinetsu Expressway and get off at Kusatsu IC.
  • Go north on National Route 292 and park at Kusatsu-Shirane View Spot.

Highlights of Mt. Kusatsu Shirane


The highlight of Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane is its magnificent scenery.

The volcanic topography of Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane was formed by volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, and is truly impressive.

In particular, the crater lake, Yukama, and the volcanic fumarole, Steam Valley, are the main attractions of Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane.

In addition, Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane is home to a variety of natural beauty, including hot springs, lakes, and forests.

Motorcycle parking lot at Mt. Kusatsu Shirane

Kusatsu-Shiraneyama has a parking lot at the Kusatsu-Shiraneyama View Spot Observation Deck.

There are other parking lots along the way, so I think it would be a good idea to stop at your favorite viewing spot and take a break.


Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane is a perfect spot for touring by motorcycle.

Why not enjoy a motorcycle trip to the fullest while admiring the magnificent scenery?

How to say Mt. Kusatsu Shirane in English.

Kusatsu-Shiranesan is called “Kusatsu-Shiranesan” in English.