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Showa Shinzan Volcano in Hokkaido Japan

Shōwa-shinzan is one of Japan’s youngest mountains and is also a volcanic lava dome in the Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Hokkaido, Japan, next to Mount Usu. The peak is 398 m (1,306 ft) tall, and still actively smoking.

Shōwa-shinzan, 昭和新山, Shōwa-shinzan

The name Shōwa-shinzan means “Shōwa new mountain”

Getting to Showa Shinzan

Showa Shinzan stands next to the lower station of the Usuzan Ropeway. From Toyako Onsen, it can be reached in 10 minutes by car or taxi (about 2000 yen one way) or in 15 minutes by bus from Toyako Onsen (15 minutes, 350 yen one way, one bus every two hours).

Showa Shinzan

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