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Introducing Ikaho Onsen!

This video, titled "Ikaho Onsen Promotion (Ikaho Onsen Ryokan Cooperative Association)" (伊香保温泉プロモーション(伊香保温泉旅館協同組合)), uploaded by "Ikaho Onsen Ryokan Cooperative Association" (伊香保温泉旅館協同組合).
The video introduces Ikaho Onsen in Gunma Prefecture, in Japan's Kanto region, which has a history dating back roughly 400 years.

Stone Steps introduced from 0:32 in the video is a popular site at Ikaho Onsen.
There are Japanese inns, hotels, and souvenir stores dotted around the area.
Stone Steps is the perfect place to explore Ikaho Onsen.

The Highlights and History of Ikaho Onsen

Image of a drinking fountain at Ikaho Onsen, Gunma Prefecture
Photo:A drinking fountain at Ikaho Onsen, Gunma Prefecture

Ikaho Onsen, located in Ikahomachi, Shibukawa, Gunma is one of the most famous hot springs in the prefecture, along with Kusatsu Onsen.
Ikaho Onsen was discovered between 1900 and 1300 years ago, and the name can be found in the Manyoshu as well."

We recommend stopping by Ikaho Shrine, Kogane no yu, Ougon no Yu Komaguchi, and Ikaho Rotenburo, which can be seen from 1:32 in the video.
The Ikaho Ropeway, shown from 2:33 in the video, will take you up to the observatory where you can see the view from the Tokimeki Deck.
It's a great way to relax and take in the scenery.

Hotels Around Ikaho Onsen

Image of hot springs at a ryokan
Photo:Hot springs at a ryokan

Ikaho Onsen is sulfate spring with many hotels and business hotels, such as Hotel Tenbo and Hotel Kogure.
There are hotels that provide private rooms with bathrooms and private baths that emphasize barrier-free access.
There are also hot springs that can be used for day trips.

Popular Locations and Food Around Ikaho Onsen

Image of Kajika Bridge
Photo:Kajika Bridge

During spring, cherry blossoms can be enjoyed at Shibukawashi Park and Nagamine Park, and in the summer you'll find fresh greenery.
As you can see from 2:06, Kajika Bridge is full of nature and the leaves turn to beautiful shades of red and yellow in the fall.
You can also enjoy ice skating during winter at Ikaho Ice Rink.

We recommend stopping by Art Gallery Toukuro (伊香保陶句郎窯), Ikaho Hoshina Art Museum, and Ikaho Forest Park.
You can also enjoy specialty foods such as "Mizusawa udon" which is one of the Japan's top three udon noodles, "Yu-no-Hana Manju," the origin of hot spring buns, Shibukawa's famous sweet "Koganeimo," and "Okkirikomi," a local specialty.

Summary of Ikaho Onsen

Image of Ikaho Onsen, Gunma Prefecture
Photo:Ikaho Onsen, Gunma Prefecture

As you can see in the video, Ikaho Onsen is full of relaxing scenery.
If you're looking for an amazing, yet relaxing holiday, we recommend stopping by Ikaho Onsen.

There are other hot springs, such as Akagi Onsen and Onogami Onsen, so we recommend looking up transportation access to these as well.

【Official Website】Shibukawa-Ikaho Onsen Tourism Association

【Tripadvisor】Ikaho Onsen

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Last Updated : Nov. 10, 2022
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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Enjoy a Luxurious Stay at Ikaho Onsen, One of Japan's Most Popular Hot Spring Resorts in Gunma! Enjoy a Day of Sightseeing, Looking for Popular Places and Souvenirs That Only a Hot Spring Resort Can Provide!
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