Showashinzan

Showashinzan, Sobetsu-cho: Address, Showashinzan Reviews: 4/5


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sbak85
Nilai, Malaysia205 contributions
Nice view
Mar 2019 • Family
Stop by here for a while to take some photos with our kids..
Great place to see volcanic mountain up close
Written 15 July 2019
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Brissy2
Hervey Bay, Australia5,908 contributions
The New Mountain still smokes
May 2019 • Couples
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 broken through the surface and uplifted the wheat field. He recorded its' growth by stringing up horizontal fishing lines and drawing the changes over time. He bought the land and apparently is the only volcano to be on privately owned land.

Even before we arrived at the actual mountain, we could see it from the roadway. In fact, once at the car park of the tiny volcano village of Kazan Mura, we could see the steam/smoke oozing out of it - a weird sensation knowing it was still active.

To get a different perspective of the mountain, go up on the Usuzan Ropeway where you can look down on it from Mt Usu rather than looking up to it.
Written 11 July 2019
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nadiahkimie
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia125 contributions
A new mountain
Jun 2019 • Couples
Shōwa-shinzan truly is Japan's newest mountain, forming recently in the last 75 years or so. The park area is small, and you can't actually climb the mountain proper (or at least the barren part as we are technically on the mountain when viewing it from the little park) but it is quite cool to see it from so close and you can even see steam coming out from a fissure on the mountain's surface. The best view is actually from the lower part of the park and even from the carkpark, at least while the trees are not bare, as most of the mountain is blocked by trees when you climb the path to get closer to it.
Written 3 July 2019
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Ying Ying Y
Singapore, Singapore19 contributions
Beautiful scenary
Oct 2018 • Family
Nicely landscaped for tourists to walk ard and take photos. We could get really up close to the mountain. It was a great place for me to explain abt active volcanoes because of the steam that was still escaping from the cracks.
Written 11 October 2018
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John
Leavenworth, KS1,297 contributions
Japan's newest mountain
Oct 2017 • Couples
This new volcano is part of the Usuzan volcano system. It started erupting from a field in 1944. As this was during the Great Pacific War, the Japanese government reportedly did not announce the eruption for fear that the mountain would be used as a beacon for American and allied bombers flying from the Aleutian island chain, the Kuril Islands, over Japan’s northern territories, and over Hokkaido to the Japanese mainland. (Bombers never flew this route.) Eruptions ended in 1945. The mountain is easily observed from the parking lot to the Usuzan Ropeway. It is on private land and not a climbing mountain. I find it most interesting to observe the plant life that has grown on the mountain in its 75 years of existence. Visited 10/16/2017.
Written 20 August 2018
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Keith
Singapore, Singapore1,075 contributions
Beautiful
May 2018 • Couples
Took the ropeway up mount Usu , the view is great. The was formed after the last volcanic eruption .
Written 30 May 2018
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Adam G
London, UK248 contributions
Great views, a shame the parking isn't free.
Apr 2018 • Solo
I came here with a plan to only wander the area at the base of the cable car. The views were great, amazing to be in the shadow of active volcanic activity as you can see the smoking rocks not far off.

It is a bit of a shame that the parking was 500 yen when I only wished to stop and take some photos, I'm not sure why that needs to be charged when the cable car is already quite expensive.
Written 2 April 2018
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Ivy P
Toronto, Canada189 contributions
Magnificent views and strictly for nature lovers
Mar 2018 • Couples
This place has become one of my favourite places. It's filled with apple trees and other fruit trees. But this place is strictly for nature lovers as it doesn't have anything else fun or exciting.
Written 26 March 2018
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Edwin L
Bandung, Indonesia416 contributions
New mountain
Dec 2017 • Family
our tour guide showashinzan was a new mountain. we stop by in the souvenir market and our tour guide said the in this place they have a famous cream. and many tourist buy the cream. there are some restaurant and coffee shop. the green tea ice was good.
Written 6 January 2018
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Debbiehmw
Singapore, Singapore213 contributions
Don’t miss the cable car & track
Dec 2017 • Friends
We enjoyed the cable car and hike very much although it will definitely be more enjoyable on a clear sunny day. Most shops and restaurants closed by 4pm during winter. Be prepared to get a taxi if you miss the infrequent bus.
Written 29 December 2017
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